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Gasworks announces open call for Brazil-based artists

(London, UK) Gasworks, a non-profit contemporary visual art organization based in London, has just announced an open call for a fully-funded residency at the institution destined to Brazil-based artists. Happening from July to September this year, the residency is supported by Gasworks’ Brazilian Residency Patrons’ Circle and presents an unique opportunity for emerging Brazilian and Brazil-based artists to experiment and develop their art practices.


Gasworks | “Candice Lin: A Body Reduced to Brilliant Colour”

(London, UK) The exhibition explores how histories of slavery and colonialism have been shaped by human attraction to particular colours, tastes, textures and drugs. Focusing on how the desire to wear, ingest or become enraptured by certain substances preceded the will to trade them as commercial goods, A Body Reduced to Brilliant Colour traces the materialist urges at the root of colonial violence.


On June 17th | PIPA 2016 Finalists announcement

Next Friday we will announce the names of PIPA 2016 finalists. Four artists were selected by the Board, out of this year’s participating artists, based on number of nominations, participation in previous editions of the Prize and in their trajectories. The finalists will participate in an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro from 3rd September until 13rd November, and will be competing in two categories: PIPA and PIPA Popular Vote Exhibition.


PIPA winner takes part in artistic residency in New York

As in the previous editions of IP Capital Partners Art Prize, the winner of the main award wins a prize of R$100,000 and part of this value (approximately 20%) is assigned for a participation of the artist in an International Artistic Residency Program, for the period of three months. From 2010 to 2012, the chosen program was at Gasworks, in London. From 2013 until now, winners started taking part in the Artistic Residency Program at Residency Unlimited, in New York. Cadu, PIPA 2013 winner, was the first winning artist of the prize to join RU, and soon, Alice Miceli, PIPA 2014 winner, will participate in the residency program. During her stay in New York, Alice Miceli will give three exclusive interviews, so we can follow up her experience in the city and the involvement in the program, as it happened with Cadu. The partnership between Residency Unlimited and PIPA Prize worked so well that it will stay for 2015. PIPA winner this year will join the program in 2016. Learn more abou RU and watch the videos by Cadu during his residency.


Watch | Interview with Catalina Lozano

Next friday, February 27th, we will announce the Nomination Committee for PIPA 2015. They are responsible for nominating the artists who will run for the sixth edition of the Prize. Each member have to invite up to three artists with a recent trajectory who have already been highlighted in the Brazilian contemporary art circuit. Learn more about the Nomination Committee and watch an exclusive interview from 2011 with Catalina Lozano, independent curator and writer, natural from Bogotá, Colombia and member of the Committee in that year.


2014 Retrospective and Happy 2015!

2014 was the year of Prêmio IP Capital Partners de Arte ( PIPA Art Prize) 5th edition.
We must say that we are very happy with all that has been achieved in all these years.
In 2014 international media highlighted Brazilian artists to be watched, and all of them were former PIPA finalists. Two of them will be representing Brazil at Venice Biennale 2015.
The 2014 exhibition at MAM was a huge success, with very good works showed by the finalists, crowning the work of Alice Miceli, elected PIPA 2014 winner by the audience and the Award Jury.
On the online category there were two winners Paulo Nimer Pjota elected by the jury and Diego de Santos was the most voted on the internet voting.
On Facebook PIPA has now more than 200k followers.
Check more on the 2014 retrospective.
We from PIPA team wish all our friends a Very Happy New Year!

Last days to see “Dependency”

(London, UK) The group exhibition Dependency explores the “lengthening chains of interdependence” that, according to German sociologist Norbert Elias, bind the micro and macro realms of social life. Presenting works by Patricia L Boyd, Moyra Davey, Melanie Gilligan and Marianne Wex, which all attempt to situate specific objects or actions within broader sociopolitical frameworks, the show reflects upon how material and ideological constructs, from the economy to patriarchy, implicate even the most routine aspects of the day-to-day.

PIPA 2014 Finalists | Watch the announcement

Luiz Camillo Osorio – Chief curator of the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro ( MAM-Rio) and member of PIPA Board – announces in a video the names of this year four finalists. They will exhibit at MAM-Rio from September 6th to November 16th and will run for a total prize of R$120,000, including a participation in the Artist Residency program Residency Unlimited, in New York.
The finalists were chosen, by PIPA Board, among all the artists participating in this edition of the Prize, having as one of the guidelines, the number of nominations received. The four artists were nominated in previous years.
Watch the video and see the reactions of the finalists.

Gasworks residence artist Pedro Lagoa presents performance ritual

(London, United Kingdom) “The Cult Of Rammellzee” present a performance ritual with musical collaborators Badfood and Zigteks providing the soundclash. Beginning with an audio-visual performance by artist Chooc Ly Tan, a futuristic architectural model of the Vauxhall/Oval areas surrounding Gasworks will be built and then bulldozed by sub-cult Feral Expressways in a regeneration ritual, followed by a ‘clean up’ performance by The Dysonic Hoover Boyz.

Lecture-performance by Maryam Jafri as part of solo show “Mouthfeel”

(London, United Kingdom) As part of her first solo exhibition in London, Maryam Jafri presents a lecture-performance stemming from her research on international forms of television advertising. The artist will be joined by iz Moor, Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths. During her lecture-performance, Maryam Jafri will situate a selection of television commercials from the global south in specific social and historical contexts.

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