PIPA Online is the category in which the public vote here at the website, on their favorite artists.
Unlike the other categories – PIPA and PIPA Popular Vote Exhibition – in which only the four finalists can run for, on PIPA Online all the 2012 participating artists were invited to take part in the voting (although the participation is not mandatory).
For the first time, the “election” is in two rounds.
There were 86 artists running in first round.
Among them 15 received more than 300 votes, required to participate in the second round.
PIPA Online 2012 2nd round voting will begin this Sunday, September 9th, and will close on September 23rd.
The most voted artist will receive R$ 10 thousand and the second most voted will receive R$5 thousand.
For being a voting that happens on the Internet, PIPA Online allows artists from all around Brazil, working with different medias, to compete equally. Besides the competition, during voting, PIPA’s website receives a large number of visitors, promoting the work of all these artists.
Only the artists who received at least 300 votes on the 1st round will run the second round.
The count is reset to the beginning of the second round.
Check who are the artists running in the 2nd round.
( click on the artist name to open its respective page with more details, photos and videos)
Born in Salvador, Bahia, ( Northeast of Brazil) Ayrson Heráclito lives and works between Bahia and São Paulo.
He received 566 votes in the first round of PIPA Online.
His works are mostly installation, performance, photography and audiovisual, dealing often with elements of african-Brazilian culture.
She received 525 votes in the 1st round.
This artist from Belém, Pará ( North Brazil) recently told in an interview to PIPA, how she reconcile her two careers: artist and criminal expert ( working in crime scenes). Often using her own body on impactive performances, Berna is considered one of the new greatest artists from the Northern Region of the country.
Born in Petropolis in Rio de Janeiro, Bruno lives in Sao Paulo.
The artist, who received 448 votes, see his works as questions, statements about possibilities to make a painting, what is it and what is expected of it.
Bruno Miguel, is an artist from Rio de Janeiro who received 324 votes.
As described on his website: “His research centers on the landscape painting or … A research of weather of and at landscape from thought about possible constructions and representations of it. Using it for a ‘pictorial thinking’ as a starting point and adding to it personal references, history of art, media and popular culture. “
Born in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, is currently living in Rio de Janeiro. She received 322 votes in PIPA Online 2012 1st round.
According to Suzana Queiroga, the artist “faces in her paintings and drawings, the challenge of addressing the particular perception of childhood about the world, being wrapped in this permanent atmosphere of doubt, silent and waiting.”
He is from Uberaba, Minas Gerais, and was the most voted artist in the 1st round, with 1422 votes.
In an interview to PIPA, the artist spoke about how a recent production on small canvas, led him to relearn how to paint, “when I decided to decrease the size I thought, ‘Wow, I’m going to paint a lot; if it takes me 2 or 3 days to paint one large panel, so if it is tiny I’ll make many more’. I was completely wrong … “
GIA – Group of Ambience Interference
Group created Salvador, Bahia, in 2002, the GIA was nominated for PIPA for the first time in 2012 and got 307 votes in the first round of the online category.
The group members are art educators, designers and visual artists who have in common, beyond friendship, admiration for contemporary artistic languages and their plurality, specifically those related to art and public space.
With Brazilian and Argentine nationalities, this artist who was born in São Paulo won 337 votes.
In the words of José Bento Ferreira “in the face of Iara Freiberg drawings, one feels at times that the lights of the History of Art went off and all that remains is the materiality of space and the emptiness kept by the solemn silence of the walls” .
João Roberto Ripper
Receiving 1258 votes , João Roberto Ripper was easily qualified for the 2nd round of the PIPA Online 2012.
On his profile page here on PIPA’s website, the photographer and journalist from Rio de Janeiro talks a bit about his work. Here’s an excerpt: “My professional goal is to put my photography at service to the people and communities that I photograph. It is what I call shared photography’ in which the people who I am photographing know what I’m doing, why I’m doing and participates in the process. I try to produce images not only of people but together with the people, seeking a common look. ”
Graduated in Drawing and Animation Cinema, this artist from Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, had 384 votes from the public.
In an interview to PIPA, the artist talks about how she likes to play to see great things in the little things of day-to-day: “I like to see a Monalisa having lunch at the mall, I’ve seen a Venus de Milo crossing the street …”
From Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, he received 441 votes in the first round.
Recently, in an interview to the Brazilian magazine Veja, the artist spoke about how he has always been in contact with art, just he did not know how to name it: “Art can be everywhere and I’ve always been able to see the beauty of things since childhood. My mother worked as a street-sweeper and always brought home found objects. I turned them into toys and that was already making art. ”
The artist from Paraná, South of Brazil, got 345 votes in the first round of PIPA Online 2012.
Despite his degree in Design, Ghomes works more with the visual arts than with visual communication, researching precisely the fields that link the two.
In his interview to PIPA, he talks that as a teacher, he finds freshness and room for discussion, required for his research in his contact with the students.
Sergio Allevato, from Rio de Janeiro, had a sprint in the last days of the first round, and was qualified with 320 votes for the second round of PIPA Online.
At first glance, his watercolors seem to portray the flora. Examining best, however, the viewer discovers, mimicked in parts of the anatomy of plants, characters that populate the childhood imaginary. The game proposed by the artist is extended to a broad survey of botanic and nationality or territorial affinity of cartoon characters and comics.
Tinho (Walter Nomura)
Tinho got 342 votes in the 1st round.
From a Japanese family, lives and works in São Paulo. Since the 80s his trajectory permeates some major urban movements in Brazil, such as Skate, Pichação, Punk and Hip-Hop. He is one of the pioneers and one of the best known names in the Latin American Graffiti.
Among his interests is a research about human relationships within the metropolis, as well as the relationship of people with the environment where they live.
Washington Silvera –
This artist from Paraná, South of Brazil, is a multidisciplinary artist who studied at UFPR but concluded his training by his own.
He received a total of 322 votes from the public in the first stage of PIPA Online 2012.
Having attended his father’s carpentry since childhood, he uses until today wood in most of his works. Besides his artist career, he also works with gastronomy, and sees similarities in the two areas: “The kitchen is also like a studio. It has many Instruments, many colors, many textures, lots of research …”.
Changes in the voting system from the 1st to the 2nd round:
In the first round there was a bug on Facebook and some artists had their votes reset. We added the votes received before to the votes received after finding this bug, to avoid any harm to any artist.
We remain using the Facebook system on the 2nd round, but at this time we are using an application on our website.
Each vote is still linked to a Facebook profile. The difference is in the data (votes) storage location. In the first round the votes were stored on the Facebook server, and we did not have control. Now the data is stored in our server.
If the voting system presents a problem, we can check who has voted for each artist, and how many votes each artist has received from the public.
Note that this information will be kept confidential and PIPA will NEVER use your personal data for any purpose other than validate your vote.
For more information about PIPA Online 2012, such as the calendar, rules and awards, visit the category’s page.