One of the most important initiatives of PIPA Prize is its artist’s pages. Every edition, the artists who have been nominated for the Prize gets his/her own specific page on our websites. The pages features basic information about the artist, as well as artwork images, complete résumé, critical texts and exclusive video interviews, and they are constantly being updated by our team. Together, these pages (which are now more than 450) form one of the most comprehensive online databases on Brazilian contemporary art in both English and Portuguese.
Little by little, the pages belonging to the artists nominated for the ninth edition of PIPA Prize are being updated. See ten of them below – simply click over the artist’s name to be redirected.
– Alvaro Seixas – Do you follow @alvaroseixas on Instagram? It’s time you did. The artist’s acid sense of humour is present in all of his posts – many times, improvised doodles over colourful papers. Besides these and other works, his page at PIPA Prize also features two critical texts, a clipping and a résumé.
– Ana Elisa Egreja – Traces of familiar presence and the silence of abandoned interiors. These elements are present in all of Ana Elisa Egreja’s oil painting. Representing in an almost photographic way day-by-day scenes with just a touch of surreal, her PIPA Prize page presentes about 20 artwork images, a clipping, a résumé and a critical text by Julia Lima.
– Ana Dias Batista – Ana Dias Batista builds installations which subvert public and private spaces, as well as common objects. Such is the case of the installations “Erratum”, “Livro das Escalas” [Book of Scales] and “Faça aqui” [Made here], included in her page among others.
– Ana Ruas – PIPA Online Popular winner, Ana Ruas participates in PIPA Prize for the second time this year. Her page was completely updated with the addition of images of the “Enchanted Forest” series, which involves the participation of children. Her biography and curriculum have also been updated.
– Anna Costa e Silva – “Company is offered; no restriction to whom”, read a classifieds ad in a newspaper in 2016. Published by Anna Costa Silva, the ad was, believe it or not, an artwork. That’s because her work is more often than not set in motion by plot devices, which can create states of intimacy or strangeness, blurring the boundaries between reality and fiction. Her page features artwork images, several critical texts, and a press clipping.
– Babu 78 (Adão Segundo Filho) – One of the few street art representants of PIPA Prize 2018, Babu 78 makes street murals and paintings, drawings and illustrations, the latter produced in his studio, located in the Central-West Brazilian city of Cuiabá. His page showcases artwork images, curriculum, biography and one critical text.
– Gustavo Torrezan – Gustavo Torrezan’s work invite its views for a reflection about structures of power in mechanisms belonging to the art world. Mostly installations, about 30 of them can be seen in his page, accompanied by brief explanations about each of them. The address also features a biography and curriculum.
– Ío – Composed by Laura Cattani and Munir Klamt, Ío produces works with strong scenic moods. The duo’s page includes 20 artwork images, as well as videos, critical texts, curriculum and publications.
– Lais Myrrha – Taking part in Prêmio PIPA for the sixth time this year, Lais Myrrha added an updated mini-bio and images of three artworks ot her page. Among them is “Double Standard”, one of the most applauded artworks of the 32nd São Paulo Biennial, in 2016. “Every day I read the newspaper, I realise there are double standards everywhere,” said the artist in an interview to newspaper O Estado de São Paulo at the time.
– Marcia Thompson – Marcia Thompson’s goal is to reach paintings’ zero-degree. At first, she tried to do so by abdicating of colour. For a decade, all of her production was white-coloured. In the last years, however, she has been incorporating more and more colour to her peculiar paintings, several layers of paint showcased in transparent acrylic boxes. Her page clairly denotes this evolution, featuring images from 1999 through 2018, as well as a number of critical texts and an updated curriculum.
Meet the other artists who participate in PIPA Prize 2018 here. And stay tuned: we’ll be announcing new artists’ pages updates soon.