PIPA Online 2017 | Voting starts on Sunday, July 16th

The online category of PIPA will occur in two rounds. The 1st round will run from July 16-23rd and the 2nd round will take place from July 30th until August 6th. There will be 52 artists participating in this year’s edition of PIPA Online.

Only the artists who receive a minimum of 500 votes during the 1st round will be eligible to move on to the 2nd round.

About PIPA Online

PIPA Online is the category of the Prize in which all participating artists of this current edition are invited to participate. Participation is no mandatory. The winner is defined by the number of votes received on his/hers page, here on the website. The main objective is to support and promote all nominees and Brazilian contemporary art through the internet.
PIPA Online was created in the first year in which the Prize was established, with the main objective of promoting the nominated artists and Brazilian contemporary art through the internet. The category is based entirely on the public participation in order to choose a winner. In 2016 there were 10.000 calculated votes, and PIPA’s websites received more than 60 thousand unique visitors in two week.

PIPA Online Regulation

The voting occurs in two shifts, lasting eight days each, always from Sunday to Sunday. During this period, website visitors should access the pages of the participating artists in order to vote. The winner is the artist who receives the highest number of votes in his/her page, here on the website. In order to vote you should have an active Facebook account.

Only the artists who receive a minimum of 500 votes on the 1st round will move on to the 2nd round. The votes will be reset after the end of the 1st round and will start again at 2nd round.
The winner will be the artist who receives the highest number of votes on his/her page at the end of the 2nd round. The winner will receive R$ 10 thousand. The artist with the second highest number of votes will receive R$ 6 thousand. Both artists will donate a work to PIPA Institute (to be defined as a mutual agreement between the artists and the Coordination of the Institute).
In the case of only one artist receiving 500 votes in the 1st round, he/she will be declared the winner and there won’t be a 2nd round. If no artist receives 500 votes in the 1st round, there will be no winner.

PIPA Online 2017 Calendar

16th July – 1º round of PIPA Online begins
23th July – 1º round of PIPA Online ends
30th July– 2º round of PIPA Online begins
6th August – 2º round of PIPA Online ends
7th August – PIPA Online winner announcement

Previous Editions

In 2016, two indigenous artists won PIPA Prize 2016; Jaider Esbell, who received 3789 votes at the end of the 2nd round and was awarded with R$10 thousand. Arissana Pataxó, won in second place, the artist received 3686 votes and was awarded R$5 thousand.
In 2014 and 2015, PIPA Online was divided in two categories, where the public chose the winner of PIPA Online Popular Vote, and the artist with the highest number of votes would compete in a second category, where the winner received (in addition to a monetary award) a participation in an artistic residency programme in Sacatar Institute, Bahia. This year we are returning to the original format, with only one online category and with the 1st and 2nd top voted artists being awarded.

Participating artists

The best way to prepare for the voting is to research the artist’s pages: there, you can find, reunited, artwork images, critical texts, videos and curriculum of each of this edition’s participants. Another great way to get to know the artists better is by watching the video-interviews we produced in partnership with Do Rio Filmes. Available on our YouTube Channel, they uncover, in a dynamic and informative manner, the creative process and background of each of the PIPA Prize 2017 nominees.

View the complete list of participating artists below:


Antonio Obá

(Finalist 2017)

Éder Oliveira

(Finalist 2017)



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