Watch five new exclusive video interviews of PIPA Prize 2017 nominated artists

We are constantly publishing new video-interviews with PIPA Prize 2017 nominees. Today, we release another five videos with artists Aleta Valente, Ana Mazzei, Ana Prata, Anton Steenbock and Desali. Altogether, approximately 50 interviews will be published with the participants of this edition, addressing their main inspirations, practices and trajectories in videos produced by Do Rio Filmes, exclusively for the PIPA Prize.

Aleta Valente

Artist Aleta Valente, nominated for PIPA Prize for the first time this year, emerged  in the artistic circuit through an Instagram account, @ex_miss_febem. Internet, especially social networks, is the foundation of her work. The artists says in her interview that the virtual space is a great opportunity to explore the “avatar”, the creation of a persona. In her works, Aleta usually discusses gender issues, female body, power and consumption.

See Aleta Valente’s page to learn more about her career, view images of his works and read critical texts. 

Ana Mazzei

Artist Ana Mazzei participates in PIPA Prize for the third time this year. Mainly interested in sculpture and in exploring new materials, Ana says, however, that her work do not have a specific theme or subject to her work. In the interview, the artist explains about work process and discusses about the place of art in her trajectory.

See Ana Mazzei’s page to learn more about her career, view images of his works and read critical texts. 

Ana Prata

Also nominated for PIPA Prize for the first time this year, Ana Prata works mainly with painting. Her paintings are structured in the idea of a childish-like drawing, in universal symbols, usually referring to modern art by constructing a kind of pictorial alphabet. In her interview, Ana proposes the idea that art is at the same time an intellectual and an intuitive activity.

See Ana Prata’s page to learn more about her career, view images of his works and read critical texts. 

Anton Steenbock

Born in Germany, Anton Steenbock is also a first-time participant of PIPA Prize. Real estate market and speculation are frequent subjects in his production. One of his most succesful works was the creation of Da Silva Brokes, a fictional real estate company that actually invested in advertising material to spread its false and gaudy undertakings, such as a luxury banana-shaped hotel in Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro.

See Anton Steenbock’s page to to learn more about her career, view images of his works and read critical texts. 

Desali  

Dealing with multiple languages, as painting, photography, performance and video, Desali‘s production, artist nominated for PIPA Prize for the first time this year, is marked by the subversion of hierarchies, both artistic and social. In his work, the city’s residue, the tiniest memories or even trash may have artistic value, just as the artist’s  figure is seen with irony and treated in a common way.

See Desali’s page to learn more about her career, view images of his works and read critical texts. 



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