PIPA Prize’s artists pages are gradually fed with content relating to their works. Each participant has his own page, featuring information on his trajectory, critical essays, as well as artwork images and videos. In this post, we present the pages of yet another eight of the 56 artists nominated for the eighth edition of PIPA Prize. They are: Arjan Martins, Dalton Paula, Desali, Felipe Meres, Gustavo Von Ha, Ivan Grilo, Lyz Parayzo and Regina Parra.
– Arjan Martins – A true PIPA Prize veteran – he ran for the award in 2010, 2011, 2014 and 2016 – Arjan Martins’ page features two critical texts: one written by art critic, curator and professor Fernando Cocchiarale and another by Luiz Camillo Osorio, PIPA Institute Curator. It also gathers interviews, curriculum and 67 artwork images.
– Dalton Paula – Nominated for the first time for the Prize, Dalton Paulo develops works in a number of platforms and formats, going from painting to sculpture, installation, performance, photography or video. Many of his works bring critical interpretations of historical or day-by-day events, revealing the violent foundations of Brazilian society.
– Desali – Warley Desali, a PIPA Prize nominee for the first time this year, works with many languages, like painting, photography, performative action and video. His work often subverts artistic and social hierarchies, turning city residues, unimportant memories and even waste into valuable artistic objects.
– Felipe Meres – Nominated for PIPA Prize for the second time, Felipe Meres lives and works in New York. His works often start as anthropological researches that eventually end up investigating more “scientific” aspects of the world, like assexual reproduction, the farmaceutical industry, the behavior of quantum particles and highly regenerative life forms.
– Gustavo Von Ha – Also nominated for PIPA Prize in 2015, Gustavo Von Ha’s production works both from within and outside the art world, contaminating platforms dedicated to image circulation so diverse as movie theaters and libraries, or the internet or street vendors. The artist is interested in the things that are left behind in the hegemonic narratives, and features eight critical texts, projects, images, a curriculum and a biography in his page, as well as a hundred image reproductions of his artworks.
– Ivan Grilo – Nominated for 2012 and 2014, Ivan Grilo has works in the following collections: Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro (MAM-Rio), Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR), Fundação Bienal de Cerveira, amongst others. His page features essays, images and videos about his oeuvre.
– Lyz Parayzo – The youngest nominee of the eighth edition of PIPA Prize defines herself as a nail artist and whore-porno-terrorist. Her body is her main work medium, and her daily performativity serves as her research platform. Her plastic bombs destabilize heteronormativity and colonial technologies and are anabolic projections of her own existence.
– Regina Parra – Nominated for PIPA Prize for the second time this year, Regina Parra has certainly paved her way in the field of art. Be it through paintings, photographs or video works, she builds dialogues with the history of violence, of segregation of the invisibility process of part of the Brazilian society. Her page contains three critical texts, artworks images and a biography.
Click here to see the complete list of artists who participate in PIPA Prize 2017. We would also like to highlight that artists who have run for the Prize in previous editions too can send in material to update their pages.