2nd Round of PIPA Online 2016 finishes this Sunday

The 2nd round of PIPA Online will finish this Sunday. Until August 7th the public will be able to vote for the 10 artists who received (amongst the 63 participating) a minimum of 500 votes from the public during the 1st round, a requisite to move onto the 2nd round. The winner will be the artist with the highest number of votes in his/her page, by the end of the second round, receiving R$10.000. The artist with the second highest number of votes, will receive R$6.000. Both artists donate a work to PIPA Institute, chosen after an agreement between the artists and the Institute’s Coordination.

The winner will be announced on Monday, August 8th. 

Participants profiles

The 10 artists classified for the second round were nominated for PIPA Prize for the first time in this edition. Five of them are men and the other five women, their ages vary between 27 and 52 years, and they are based in the North, Northeast and Southeast regions of the country. This year, for the first time in PIPA’s history, 3 indigenous artists were nominated. The 3 of them were classified for the second round, and one of them was the most voted artist in the first round.

Jaider Esbell (Normandia, RR, 1979)

Esbell retakes his work with acrylic painting, in an autodidact manner. His literature and artworks, including poetry, photography and videos, have taken him to an avant-garde position in the state. Still, he has been carrying out activities as cultural producer, art educator and lecturer in art, literature and environment management and sustainable development.

In his adolescence, he gets in touch with social movements and witnesses the resistance fights of indigenous people in the Raposa Serra do Sol Indigenous Land. In 1998 he moves to Boa Vista, the capital of Roraima State.

Arissana Pataxó (Porto Seguro, BA, 1983)

The visual artist, from the Pataxó ethnicity, develops her artistic production, in various techniques, by approaching the indigenous thematic as part of the contemporary world. Arissana enrolled in a Fine Arts Course at the School of Fine Arts- Federal University of Bahia in 2005 and completed her degree in 2009, developing alongside her studies, extensive activities and educational programmes with the Pataxó tribe; workshops and the production of educational material.

In 2007, Arissana had her first solo exhibition “Sob o olhar Pataxo” at the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, UFBA, Salvador, Bahia. Since then, she has engaged in the artistic world by participating in several exhibitions, such as the Regional Visual Arts Salon of Porto Seguro (Bahia) in 2009.

Matias Mesquita (Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 1976)

The artist develops a hybrid work, of pictorial and sculptural character, where the image blends with the materiality of the object in a apparent contrast that functions as a symbolic complement. The material of the support operates as an component of urban contemporary reality, separating its social, massive and anonymous condition.

In 2011 , won the third place for the Award 20 Art Encounters of Atibaia/São Paulo and the award IBRAM Art-Rio Fair. In 2012, held his first solo exhibition: “Incontáveis”, at A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2013 held: “O QUE PESA MAIS”, also at A Gentil Carioca and in 2014, “Impermanência” at Elefante Centro Cultural Brasilia, Brazil.

Alexandre Mury (São Fidélis, RJ, 1976)

Mury’s work, whilst narrow and hugely free, opens up a dialogue around the history of art – Taking control over the entire creative process: from costume and set design up to the camera angle, he obtains a unique place in the contemporary scene among artists who use their own image as the strongest element of creation. It is part of important collections, as Gilberto Chateaubriand and Joaquim Paiva.

Isaías Sales (Tarauacá, AC, 1964)

Ibã Huni Kuin (T.I. Huni Kuin Rio Jordão) is a txana (singing master) of what constitutes the MAHKU – Artistic Movement of the Huni Kuin. The Huni Kuin live in the border of Brazil and Peru, however, they are also spread out amongst several indigenous lands in the state of Acré. They speak the hatxa kuin dialect, belonging to the linguistic family Pano.

In 2010-2011, they organised the 1st Encounter of Artistic Draughtsmen in the indigenous land Huni Kuni of the Jordão River – originating the MAHKU – Artistic Movement of the Huni Kuin. Held the exhibition ‘The spirit of the Forest- drawings the chantings of nixi pae’, Rio Branco, Acre. In 2012, held the opening ceremony and participated in the group exhibition ‘Histoires de Voir – Show and Tell’ at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, France.

Moisés Patrício (São Paulo, SP, 1984)

Amongst the main exhibitions in which he participated are 12th Biennale of Dakar of Contemporary African Art, Museum Of African Arts (Senegal, 2016), “A Nova Mão Afro Brasileira” at Museum Afro Brasil (São Paulo,Brazil, 2014) and “Papel de Seda” at the Institute of Research and Memory Pretos Novos – IPN Museum Memorial (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2014). Since 2006, performs collective actions in cultural spaces in the city of São Paulo, Brazil.

Naiana Magalhães (Fortaleza, CE, 1986)

Visual artist born in Fortaleza, Ceará, graduated in Visual Arts School at the University of Fortaleza (2012) and was a student at the Visual Arts Laboratory from Vila das Artes in Fortaleza, Brazil (2012).

In 2015 participated in an artistic residency at La Chambre Blanche in Quebec, Canada, in partnership with LabMIS-SP; was selected for the 66o Salão de Abril in Fortaleza, Brazil and for the 10th Mercosul Biennial in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Master’s student at the Postgraduate Arts Programme of the Federal University of Ceará. Lives and works in Fortaleza, Brazil.

Ingrid Bittar (Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 1989)

Ingrid selects and uses only original materials from books, magazines and catalogues without digital manipulation to address issues of everyday life through collage. Rebuilds the universe, without claiming to reinvent it, from the graphic materials available in itself. Her references are mostly literary. In February 2014 was selected for the 89plus at MAM-Rio organized by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Simon Castets with Klaus Biesenbach.

Leandra Espírito Santo (Volta Redonda, RJ, 1983)

Masters and Doctorate in Visual Arts from the School of Communication and Arts at USP. Graduated in Social Communication at the Fluminense Federal University. Received the Estimulo Award at the 42° Salon of Contemporary Art Luiz Sacilotto, from the municipality of Santo André and was contemplated at the Visual Arts Calling from the Culture Department of Niterói, through which she held her first solo exhibition ‘Incubadora’ at the Cultural Centre Paschoal Carlos Magno.

Adriana Vignoli (Brasília, DF, 1981)

Vignoli worked in a studio and exhibited in Wiesbaden and Berlin, Germany. In 2015, she was contemplated with the Funarte Award for Contemporary Art. The artists uses in her objects, materials such as glass, earth, stone and metal and has been developing a poetics of simple things, “autonomous and utopian”, which connect the archaic with the present, or even confabulate a future. Her works delve into the subjects of time, landscape and architecture.

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