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PIPA 2015 exhibition is on view at MAM-Rio until 15th November. Click here to learn more.

PIPA 2015 Winner

The Award Jury is responsible for electing PIPA 2015 winner amongst the four finalists in this current edition: Cristiano Lenhardt, Leticia Ramos, Marina Rheingantz and Virginia de Medeiros.

The grand winner of PIPA, the main category of the prize, is awarded R$130,000 – part of this value is destined to finance a three months residency programme at Residency Unlimited, in New York, US. The prize cannot be separated, therefore only one artist amongst the finalists receives both the monetary award and undertakes the residency programme in 2016.

This year’s Award Jury is composed by: Cauê Alves, Gilberto Chateaubriand, Luiz Camillo Osorio, Pablo Leon de La Barra and Rosangela Rennó.

The winner is chosen during the Award Jury meeting at MAM-Rio. As well as visiting the finalists exhibition (on view at the Museum until 15th November), the judges have the opportunity of analysing the artists’ portfolios and additional materials sent by them, including a letter where each finalist highlights the importance of the residency programme in their artistic careers. The Jury’s decision is a consensus based upon the presentation of the artists’ portfolio, examination of the artworks exhibited at the Museum, and the relevance the prize may have on the development and trajectory of their careers. The weighing of these components are determined by the judges, being subject to alterations in every edition. 

Watch the announcement of the winner of PIPA 2015 by Luiz Camillo Osorio (Award Jury Member, Board Member and Curator of MAM-Rio):

Award Jury 2015

– Cauê Alves: Master degree and PhD in Philosophy from FFLCH-USP, professor at PUC-SP. Assistant Curator at the Brazilian Pavillon at the 56th Venice Biennial, Co-Curator of the 8th Mercosul Biennial and one of the Curators of the 32º Panorama da Arte Brasileira do Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo. Alves is the Curator of the Clube de Gravura do MAM-SP since 2006. Other co-curatorships include;  “Quase líquido”, Itaú Cultural (2008) and “Mira Schendel: Avesso do avesso” (2010), at Instituto de Arte Contemporânea. Member of PIPA 2011’s Nominating Committee, he gave an exclusive video-interview for the Prize on that year. Click here to view.

Gilberto Chateaubriand: Collector, Diplomat and Brazilian Entrepreneur. Chateaubriand owns one of the comprehensive and important private collections of Modern and Contemporary Brazilian art.  In 2003, the collection was donated to MAM-Rio, becoming permanently accessible to the general public. The collection is regularly showcased in other Brazilian institutions and abroad. Art critic Roberto Pontual states: “(…) through this collection, 20th Century Brazilian art, from modernism to contemporary, has its most complete and better illustration.”

– Luiz Camillo Osorio: Art critic, Aesthetics Professor at the Philosophy Department of PUC-Rio, MAM-Rio’s Chief-Curator since 2009, PIPA’s co-creator and Board member since its creation in 2010. Graduated with a degree in Economics at PUC-Rio (1985),  studied Modern Art History at Modern Art Studies of London between 1986 and 1987, later received his Masters and Doctoral degrees in Philosophy at PUC Rio. Curator of numerous exhibitions in Brazil and abroad, including the Brazilian Pavillion at the 56th Venice Biennial.

– Pablo Leon de la Barra: Curator, Architect and Independent Researcher specialised in Latin-American art. León de la Barra, as the current Guggenheim UBS MAP Latin America curator, is completing a two-year residency, and curating the second exhibition in the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, with a focus on contemporary art and artists from Latin America. Leon de la Barra has recently been named Director of Casa França Brasil in Rio de Janeiro, a post he will hold until the end of his residency programme. He has curated shows at the David Roberts Art Foundation and the Architecture Foundation in London; at apexart and Art in General in New York; and Casa Luis Barragán, Casa del Lago, and Museo Tamayo in Mexico City, among other venues. A founding member of the collective 24-7, León de la Barra was also artistic director of Blow de la Barra Gallery, London from 2005 through 2008.

– Rosangela Rennó: Artist, graduated with a degree in Architecture from Escola de Arquitetura da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte (1986) and Fine Arts from Escola Guignard, Belo Horizonte (1987). Completed her PhD in Arts from Escola de Comunicações e Artes da Universidade de São Paulo (1997). Rennó has received numerous awards during her career, including the CIFO Grants & Commissions Programme in 2014, Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook of the Year Award and Prix du Livre Historique 2013/Historical Book Award 2013 – Les Rencontres ARLES Photographie, for the book “A01 [COD. 19.1.1.43] – A27 [S|COD.23]” in 2013.

PIPA finalists were also running for PIPA Popular Vote Exhibition – category in which the winner is elected by the public during the course of the exhibition. The announcement of this category took place last week. Click here to watch.

PIPA 2015 Exhibition

The works by the four finalists are on view at MAM-Rio, until 15th Novemeber.
See some images of the exhibition, and learn more abou the show and watch the setting up video with the artists commenting about their showcased works by clicking here.



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