Every year, the PIPA Prize Board invites around 30 contemporary art professional to nominate artists with a recent trajectory, but with relevance in the Brazilian art circuit. The invitees (amongst collectors, curators, professors, critics, artists, and gallerists) then form the edition’s Nominating Committee. It’s worth stressing that invited gallerists are not allowed to nominated artists represented by the organisations to which they belong.
The PIPA Prize 2018 Nominating Committee is composed of 28 members, amongst Brazilian professionals from all over the country and foreigners. Each of them nominates from one to three artists to run for the ninth edition of the award, keeping in mind the relevance of the Prize for the development and growth of the Brazilian artistic production.
PIPA Prize awards Brazilian contemporary visual artists with a recent trajectory, consistent production, whose works are already in evidence and known in the Brazilian contemporary art scene. PIPA’s Coordination avoids any deliberate arbitrary decision for understanding that the Committee’s nominations are more diverse, efficient and fair.
Some of this year’s Nominators have participated as artists or Nominators in previous editions of the Prize. The announcement of the ninth edition nominees will take place from February 19th to the 23rd.
Meet the PIPA Prize 2018 Nominating Committee members below: