Meet the PIPA Prize 2016 Award Jury members

Every year, PIPA Prize’s Board invites from five to seven contemporary art specialists to compose the Award Jury. They will be responsible for choosing PIPA Prize’s great winner among the four finalists: Clara Ianni, Gustavo Speridião, Luiza Baldan and Paulo Nazareth.
PIPA 2016 winner will receive an award of R$130,000. Part of this amount will be used to fund the winner’s 3-month stay at Residency Unlimited, an international artist residency programme in New York, USA.

PIPA 2016 winner announcement will take place on November 9th exclusively at the PIPA website.

The PIPA Prize 2016 Winner will be chosen according to the following criteria, which will be weight at the sole discretion of the Award Jury members: artist’s portfolio, artworks showed at MAM-Rio’s exhibition – which is on view until November 13th –, and how relevant the prize would be to the development of the winner’s career. During the Award Jury meeting at MAM-Rio, its members will also analyse a letter sent by each of the finalists where they state the impact their participation in the residency programme that is part of PIPA Prize could have to their career. The weight of the factors is at the members of the Award Jury sole discretion.

Meet the members of the PIPA Prize 2016 Award Jury:

– Fernando Cocchiarale: Artist, critic, curator and art professor, Cocchiarale lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. In the beginning of 2016, he became again curator-in-chief of Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro – MAM-RJ, a position he had already occupied from 2001 to 2007. He was one of the first visual artists to use photography in the context of contemporary art, taking part in the retrospective show “Anos 70 – Fotolinguagem” in the early 90s at Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro. Asides from his work as an artist, Cocchiarale also has a well-established academic career. After graduating in Philosophy at PUC-Rio in 1977, he became a P.h.D. in Communication and Aesthetic Technologies at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ. He is a professor in the Specialization Course in Brazilian History of Art and Architecture at PUC-Rio since 1978, where he is responsible for the History of Art and Aesthetics chair, and at the Visual Arts School of Parque Lage since 1991. Some of the exhibitions curated by him are “Filmes de Artista – Brasil 1965/1980” (2007), “Brasília e o Construtivismo – Um Encontro Adiado” (2010) and “Hélio Oiticica – Museu é o Mundo” (co-curated with César Oiticica, em 2010). He has also written the books “Abstracionismo Geométrico e Informal: A Vanguarda Brasileira dos anos 50”, co-written with Anna Bella Geiger, and “Quem tem medo da Arte Contemporânea”, apart from hundreds of other articles, texts and essays published in Brazil and abroad.

– Gilberto Chateaubriand: Brazilian art collector, diplomat and businessman. Chateaubriand owns one of the biggest and most important private collections of modern and contemporary Brazilian art. Loaned in use for MAM-Rio in 1993, the collection has been open to the public from then on, asides from being regularly exhibited in a number of national and international art institutions. The art critic Robert Pontual declares that: “through it [Chateaubriand’s collection], 20th century Brazilian art, from modernism to contemporaneity, has its best and more complete portrayal.”

– Luiz Camillo Osorio: Art critic, Aesthetics professor and currently Head of the Philosophy Department at PUC-Rio, Osorio worked as MAM-Rio’s Chief Curator from 2009 to 2015. He is also one of the founders of PIPA Institute, where he works as Board Member since the creation of PIPA Prize, in 2010, and as curator, since the beginning of this year. Graduated in Economics at PUC-Rio in 1985, he studied History of Modern Art at Modern Art Studies, in London, from 1986 to 1987. Later, he completed his master and doctorate degrees in Philosophy at PUC-Rio. Osorio has curated many important exhibitions both in Brazil and abroad, including the Brazilian pavilion in the 56th Venice Biennale.

– Milton Machado: Painter, designer, sculptor, art critic, photographer and professor. From 1965 and 1970, Machado studied at the Architecture and Urbanism College at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro – FAU/UFRJ, where he also completed his master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning, in 1985. His artistic career was built concomitantly: in 1975, he had his first individual exhibition at Galeria Maison de France, in Rio de Janeiro. Teaching at the Architecture and Arts Center of Universidade Santa Úrsula since 1979, and at the Visual Arts School of Parque Lage – EAV/Parque Lage since 1983, in 1994 he quits both jobs to move to London, where he starts his Visual Arts P.h.D. at Goldsmiths College University of London, concluded in 2000. He returns to Brazil in 2001 and, in 2002, he starts teaching History and Art Theory at the Escola de Belas Artes da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro – EBA/UFRJ. His artworks have been shown in the 10th, 19th e 29th editions of the São Paulo Biennial (1969, 1987 e 2010) and in the 7th and 10th Mercosul Biennial in Porto Alegre (2015 e 2009). Machado has also had individual shows in renowned institutions such as Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (Belo Horizonte, 2015); Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (Rio de Janeiro, 2014); Visual Arts School of Parque Lage (Rio de Janeiro, 2012); Tomie Ohtake Institute (São Paulo, 2005); Paço Imperial (Rio de Janeiro, 2002); Barbican Centre (Londres, 2000); and Museo Civico Gibellina (Sicília, 1991).

– Júlia Rebouças: Curator, researcher and art critic, Júlia has co-curated the 32nd São Paulo Biennial, which is yet to take place in 2016. Since 2007, she works as Curator at Instituto Inhotim and, since 2012, she collaborates with the VideoBrasil Cultural Association, having worked as curator at the 18th and 19th SESC_VideoBrasil festivals, in São Paulo. She was assistant-curator at the 9th Mercosul Biennial, in Porto Alegre, in a show called “Se o clima for favorável”, which happened from September 13th to December 9th in 2013. Júlia has also been involved in a number of independent curatorial projects, among which “Zona de Instabilidade”, with works by Lais Myrrha, in Caixa Cultural Sé, São Paulo, in 2013, and in Caixa Cultural Brasília, em 2014, is one certainly worth highlighting. She was jury member in the competition which chose the architectural and curatorial project of the Brazilian Pavilion of Expo Milano in 2015, in Brasília. Júlia also writes for a various art publications, such as exhibition catalogs, art books and art magazines. In 2014, she helped curate the book “Outras fotografias na Arte Brasileira Séc. XXI”, published by Cobogó. She currently works in a book about the work of Sônia Gomes. She graduated in Communications in Universidade Federal de Pernambusco and master and P.h.D in Visual Arts at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais.

– Marisa Florido: P.h.D. in Visual Arts at the Escola de Belas Artes da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro – EBA/UFRJ, she was co-curator of the project “Ciudad Invadida/Cidade Invadida: Un proyecto Intinerante”; assitant-curator of the “Rumos” project at Itaú Cultural Artes Visuais 2001/2003, and curator of the itinerant show “Sobre(A)ssaltos” in 2002. She has also curated Bruno Vieira’s individual exhibition a Instituto Cultural Bandepe, and participated in the judging commission of the project “Trajetórias” (2005), of Fundação Joaquim Nabuco; of the I SALÃO CATAGUAZES-USIMINAS 2005 and of UNIVERSIDARTE XIII, a prize granted by Universidade Estácio de Sá.

PIPA Prize 2016 Exhibition
In the video below, watch the PIPA 2016 finalists talk about their artworks on view and the making of the exhibition:

For further information on the PIPA 2016 Exhibition, on view at MAM-Rio until November 13th, including images of the artworks and information on the PIPA 2016 finalists, click here.



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