Artwork: Jorge Fonseca / Photo: Vinicius Terror

Meet the winner and runner up of PIPA Online 2017

The online category of PIPA happened in two rounds. The 1st was from 16th until 23rd July. The 2nd was from 30th July until August 6th. The artists participating in the 2nd round were those who received a minimum of 500 votes during the 1st round. Out of the 52 participating artists, 12 were classified for the 2nd round.

Almost 12,700 votes, distributed amongst the 12 participating artists, were calculated during the 2nd round.

PIPA Online 2017 winner was Jorge Luiz Fonseca, who received 4101  votes at the end of the 2nd round and will be awarded with R$10 thousand. Musa Michelle Mattiuzzi won in second place, the artist received 2965  votes and will be awarded R$5 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)

The following artists were also competing at the 2nd round Aleta ValenteLyz ParayzoDesaliÉder OliveiraAntonio ObáMario BandsRubiane MaiaChristus NóbregaPaul SetúbalDalton Paula.

PIPA Prize would like to state that, to the best of our efforts,  the sources of the votes in the competition have been verified, and we assure the profiles are legitimate, belonging to real, physical people, the majority of them Brazilian. We would also like to take this opportunity to emphasize PIPA Prize’s commitment to cultural diversity and absolute intolerance towards any discriminatory actions or comments.

Meet PIPA Online 2017 winners

– Jorge Luiz FonsecaConselheiro Lafaiete, Brazil, 1966.

Jorge Luiz Fonseca received 4101 votes from the public and won the first place of PIPA Online. The artist has worked as a professor at the Juiz de Fora Federal University Arts Department and as creative and production director of artisan groups. His artistic background is self-taught, with different career experiences such as: train driver, furniture designer, fashion designer and art teacher.

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– Musa Michelle MattiuzziSão Paulo, Brazil, 1983.

Former banker, former receptionist, former telemarketing operator, former general service assistant, former baby sitter, former dancer, former woman, former insurance broker, former wife, former student. Got expelled from Bahia Federal University, for institutional racism. Black, writer, performer, moves artistically in a disciplinary way. The artist won second place, receiving 2965 votes in total.

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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 Regulation

PIPA Online 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 votes are reset at the counting starts again at the beginning of the 2nd round. Only the artists who receive a minimum of 500 votes in the 1st round will move on to the 2nd round.

The winner will receive R$ 10 thousand. The artist with the second highest number of votes will receive R$ 5 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).

* Note from the Coordination:

The PIPA Prize would like to clarify that there were no frauds during the last hours of voting during the second round of PIPA Online 2017. After several notifications from the public and competitors, the Coordination and Administration verified the sources of the votes in the competition, and we assure the profiles are legitimate, belonging to real physical people, with the great majority being Brazilians.

PIPA Prize is one of the most acknowledged and important Brazilian contemporary art prizes. There are three categories within the Prize: PIPA, where the winner is chosen among the four finalists of each edition by an Award Jury and is awarded R$130,000; PIPA Popular Vote, where winner is the artist with the highest number of  votes given by the public during the course of the finalists exhibition at MAM-Rio and receives R$24,000; and lastly, PIPA Online, category in which all the nominees of the current edition are invited to participate. The voting is online, and the artists are competing for the 1st and 2nd place, R$10,000 and R$5,000 respectively.

The turnaround observed during the last hours of PIPA Online 2017 is not an unique event in the Prize’s history, as well as the differentiating factor in comparison to the other categories of the Prize, contributing with dynamic performance, eventful surprises, and helping especially in divulging Brazilian contemporary art by the engagement of the artists and public during the competition.


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