In his work, PIPA Prize 2017 Finalist Antonio Obá proposes an intimate reflection about his miscegenated, black, marginilised body, reconfiguring aspects of a strict tradition of the Brazilian religious universe.
PIPA Prize 2017 Finalist Bárbara Wagner portrays cultural expressions typical of contemporary Brazil by photographing specific social groups. Her work aims to portray a ‘popular body’, reframing tradition and putting a spotlight on Brazilian pop culture.
Permanence, balance, vulnerability, interdependence. Those are some of the themes that permeate the work, mostly in sculpture, of Carla Guagliardi, PIPA Prize 2017 Finalist. Using time as a key element, her works have the ability to maintain themselves on the verge of its own dissolution.
The work of Éder Oliveira, PIPA Prize 2017 Finalist, is focused on the themes of image and identity, usually using the portrait as a starting point to discuss socially marginalized individuals that, through his work, are transformed in protagonists.