On June 17th | PIPA 2016 Finalists announcement

Next Friday (June 17th) we will announce the names of PIPA 2016 finalists.

In every edition of the Prize, the Board nominates four finalists based on the number of nominations, participations 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 13th November, and will compete in two categories:

PIPA: main category, where the winner is chosen by the Award Jury (whose members will be announced on 21st October). The winner will receive R$130,000, part of this amount is used to fund a three month residency programme at Residency Unlimited, in New York, USA. The Award Jury will chose the winner based on the exhibition at MAM-Rio, on an analysis of their trajectories and portfolios, in addition to the relevance and participation in an international artistic residency programme for the development of their career.

PIPA Popular Vote: the public is invited to vote for their favourite artist during the course of the exhibition at MAM-Rio. The artist with the highest number of votes wins R$24,000.

Exhibition at MAM-Rio

The four finalists will participate in the PIPA 2016 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro, from September 3th to November 13th. Each artist can select the works which they will exhibit, in accordance to the Museum’s curators, respecting the available space for the exhibition. They will receive R$12,000, once confirming their participations, which will be used as expenditures for the installation of exhibition.

PIPA 2015 exhibition:

About Residency Unlimited

As in the previous editions of PIPA, the winner of the main award participates, for the period of three months, in an international artistic residency programme. From 2010 to 2012, the winners would go to Gasworks, in London. Renata Lucas, Tatiana Blass and Marcius Galan, PIPA winners in 2010, 2011 and 2012, respectively, were the artists who took part in this programme, in London.

From 2013 until present, the winners take part in a residency programme at Residency Unlimited, in New York. Cadu, PIPA 2013 winner, was the first winning artist of the prize to join RU, followed by, Alice Miceli, PIPA 2014 winner.  PIPA 2015 winner, Virginia de Medeiros, is currently in-residence.

RU is located within the former South Congregational Church in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. The space is flexible and multifunctional, functioning as a hub and meeting place for RU’s various Activities, including talks, screenings, performances and exhibitions. It is where residents meet with RU staff, do administrative work, and/or do research, and at times produce work on site. All resident related activities – including the weekly studio visits, monthly lunches, and technical support – are held in the church.

Residency Unlimited supports the creation, presentation and dissemination of contemporary art through its unique residency program and year-round public programs. We forge strategic partnerships with collaborating institutions to offer customized residencies designed to meet the individual needs of participating artists and curators. Residents benefit from our diverse network of partners, which allows for flexibility, customization and access to a wide range of services and resources including but not limited to studio/workspaces.

We will be directly accompanying Virginia de Medeiros’ three month residence through exclusive Skype interviews.

Watch the first interview:

Finalists in previous editions:
In 2015, PIPA finalists were Cristiano Lenhardt, Marina Rheingantz, Leticia Ramos and Virginia de Medeiros. For the third time, the Award Jury and the public agreed and Virginia de Medeiros was the winner of both categories.

In 2014, PIPA Finalists were Alice Micelli, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Thiago Martins de Melo and Wagner Malta Tavares. For the second time in the Prize’s history, the Award Jury and the public agreed, establishing Alice Micelli as the winner of both categories.

In 2013, PIPA finalists were Berna Reale, Cadu, Camila Soato and Laercio Redondo. They held an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro from 7th September to 10th November 2013. Cadu was the winner, as defined by the Award Jury, and Camila Soato was the Popular Vote winner.

In 2012, Marcius Galan, Matheus Rocha Pitta, Rodrigo Braga and Thiago Rocha Pitta presented their works in MAM-Rio, from 6th October to 2nd December. The Award Jury pronounced Marcius Galan as winner and Rodrigo Braga won the popular vote category.

In 2011, the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro received for the finalists exhibition, the works of André Komatsu, Eduardo Berliner, Jonathas de Andrade and Tatiana Blass. The show took place from 10th September to 20th November 2011 and, for the only time until now, the Award Jury and the public agreed and favoured Tatiana Blass as winner for both categories.

PIPA’s first edition was held in 2010, Cinthia Marcelle, Marcelo Moscheta, Marcius Galan and Renata Lucas were the first finalists.
The Award Jury acknowledged Renata Lucas as the winner, whereas the public chose Marcelo Moscheta as their favourite.

Find out who are the four finalists on 17th June, next Friday.



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