PIPA Prize 2012 finalist and winner of PIPA Popular Vote Exhibition, category in which the public votes for their favourite artist during the finalists exhibition at MAM-Rio, Rodrigo Braga was born in Manaus and grew up in the city of Recife, Pernambuco, in the Northeast region of Brazil. In part due to this early experience – which, he says, has become mythical in his imaginary –, in part due to his family context (his parents and sister are environmentalists), his poetic often addresses the relationship between man and nature. This is one of the main topics discussed in this exclusive interview with Luiz Camillo Osorio, PIPA Institute Curator, which also features the artist’s relation with photography and video, his artistic training, and the international reception of his work.
(Belo Horizonte, Brazil) If Fitzcarraldo (Werner Herzog, 1982) were to be summed up in one image, it might as well be that of the piano lost in the jungle, an idea that seems completely out of place. The scene titles “Um piano na selva” [A piano in the jungle], which opens this Saturday, March 11th, at Periscópio Arte Contemporânea. Curated by Germano Dushá, the group show features works by 14 artists, half of whom have already been nominated to PIPA Prize: Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Daniel de Paula, Deyson Gilbert, Lais Myrrha, Pedro Motta, Rafael RG e Rodrigo Braga.
(Paris, France) For his first solo exhibition in France, which opens as part of Nuit Blanche 2016, Rodrigo Braga – PIPA 2012 finalist, is occupying the ornamental pond on the esplanade between Palais de Tokyo and the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. In the midst of the capital, his monumental installation reveals tangible traces of the prehistoric sea that covered this territory some 45 million years ago.
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.
(Amersfoort, Netherlands) The exhibition is prompted by the prospect of the Rio Olympics: the second global sporting event to be hosted by Brazil within a few months, following the FIFA World Cup in 2014. In the exhibition, Kunsthal KAdE asks what sort of country chooses to showcase itself in this way. Part of the answer to that question can be found in the work of the visual artists and artist collectives currently active in Brazil.
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Curated by Daniel Rangel, the exhibition brings to Rio de Janeiro, 30 photographs, three videos, registration process, objects found during his field research and two installations – one of them specially designed for the entry of the BNDES building.
From tomorrow (15th) until friday (19th February), we will be announcing the nominees who will compete for the seventh edition of the Prize. There are 76 artists, 1 artist collective, 28 women and 47 men. 30 have been invited to participate in the Prize for the first time, whilst 46 have participated in previous editions. 5 nominees have been finalists in previous editions. Learn more.
(São Paulo, Brazil) With works by Antonio Dias, Berna Reale, Camila Soato, Ding Musa, Fabio Baroli, Gisele Camargo, João Castilho, José Rufino, Lúcia Koch, Marcelo Moscheta, Nazareno, Nino Cais, Oriana Duarte, Paulo Meira, Paulo Nazareth, Rafael Carneiro, Rodrigo Braga, Rodrigo Torres and Sofia Borges, “Vértice” proposes a discussion about the numerous possibilities of a collection and a set of works by different artists when presenting three curatorial visions simultaneously.
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) “Vértice” proposes a discussion about the numerous possibilities of a collection and a set of works by different artists when presenting three curatorial visions simultaneously.
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) The show consists in the presentation of works by contemporary Brazilian artists, selected by three curators from different places and generations, with the goal of bringing to the viewer a panorama of Brazilian contemporary art, based on the exchange of different looks.