PIPA Online was created in the first year in which the Prize was established, with the main objective of promoting the nominated artists and Brazilian contemporary art through the internet. The category is based entirely on the public participation in order to choose a winner. In 2015 there were 13.300 calculated votes, and PIPA’s websites received more than 64 thousand unique visitors in two weeks.
The voting occurs in two shifts, lasting eight days each, always from Sunday to Sunday. During this period, website visitors should access the pages of the participating artists in order to vote. The winner is the artist who receives the highest number of votes in his/her page, here on the website. In order to vote you should have an active Facebook account.
Only the artists who receive a minimum of 500 votes on the 1st round will move on to the 2nd round. The votes will be reset after the end of the 1st round and will start again at 2nd round.
The winner will be the artist who receives the highest number of votes on his/her page at the end of the 2nd round. The winner will receive R$ 10 thousand. The artist with the second highest number of votes will receive R$ 6 thousand. Both artists will donate a work to PIPA Institute (to be defined as a mutual agreement between the artists and the Coordination of the Institute).
In the case of only one artist receiving 500 votes in the 1st round, he/she will be declared the winner and there won’t be a 2nd round. If no artist receives 500 votes in the 1st round, there will be no winner.
PIPA Online Schedule
17th July – 1º round of PIPA Online begins
24th July – 1º round of PIPA Online ends
31th July– 2º round of PIPA Online begins
7th August – 2º round of PIPA Online ends
8th August – PIPA Online winner announcement
All nominated artists of this edition were invited to participate. Participation is not mandatory. There are 63 artists participating. They are:
(Click on the name of the artists, access their pages to learn about their works, watch exclusive video interviews and to choose your favourite artists).
(PIPA Online 2nd place 2016)
(PIPA Online 2016)
In 2014 and 2015, PIPA Online was divided in two categories, where the public chose the winner of PIPA Online Popular Vote, and the artist with the highest number of votes would compete in a second category, where the winner received (in addition to a monetary award) a participation in an artistic residency programme in Sacatar Institute, Bahia. This year we are returning to the original format, with only one online category and with the 1st and 2nd top voted artists being awarded.