Artists 2018

On February 19th until February 23rd we will be announcing the artists who were nominated to participate in PIPA Prize 2018. The names of the artists will be published in three daily bulletins, at 10am, 2pm and 6pm, respectively.

The names will be announced in groups of 5 approximately. The order in which the names are published are random and not indicative of classification.

PIPA Prize 2018 Nominees

In order to participate in PIPA Prize, an artist must be nominated at least once by a member of this year’s Nominating Committee. The 27 members of the Nominating Committee nominated at least three artists each.

There is a total of 73 nominees this year, 36 of which are being nominated for the first time. They are visual artists whose practice incorporates all media from painting, photography, installation, video, performance and others, from all regions of Brazil, foreign artists who reside in Brazil or Brazilians artists who reside abroad.

Once they have sent materials, the artists who will participate in PIPA Prize 2018 will be featured with profile pages on our websites, adding to the 335 artists who have already participated in at least once previous edition of the Prize. The profile pages include information on their careers, images of their works and video interviews. Furthermore, the artists are able to send information on exhibitions and events in which they participate, which are also featured on the events section of PIPA’s websites.

All nominees will be invited, by a production house, to record exclusive interviews, including artists who have participated in previous editions.

PIPA Prize 2018 Categories

Following the publication of their names, the artists will need to sign the terms and conditions of the Regulation and comply with the deadlines established by PIPA’s Coordination, in order to become a participating artist in the eight edition of the Prize.

In June of this year, PIPA’s Board will choose four finalists to participate in a group exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro (MAM-Rio). The four finalists will be the only artists eligible to compete in the following categories:

  • PIPA – the winner, elected by the Award Jury, will receive a donation of R$130,000, part of this value (approximately 20%) will be used to fund a residency artistic programme at Residency Unlimited, New York, for a period of three months.
  • PIPA Exhibition Popular Vote – the winner, elected by the general public throughout the duration of PIPA’s exhibition at MAM-Rio, will receive a donation of R$24,000.

All PIPA Prize 2018 participating artists are eligible to compete in the following category:

  • PIPA Online – the artist with the highest number of internet votes will receive R$10,000. The runner up will receive R$5,000.

To learn more about PIPA Prize 2018, access:

Board | Regulation | Nominating Committee | Calendar 


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