Reproductions of artworks, critical texts, video-interviews. These are just some of the elements which compose the PIPA Prize artists’ pages. Today, there are over 350 of them on our websites, each for an artist who has taken part in the award since its first edition, in 2010. Together, they represent one of the most extensive and relevant online databases on Brazilian contemporary art. Here we present ten of them, belonging to artists nominated for the ninth edition of the award and recently updated. Simply click on the name of the artist to be redirected to his/her page.
– Luiz Olivieri – A man sits inside a semi-open wooden box, partially covered by glass, where one can see a soundbox and labyrinthic paths, also built on wood. The work – titled simply “Caixa” (or Box), from 2017 – is representative of Luiz Olivieri’s production. It is also one of the 15 works reproduced in the artist’s page on our website.
– Maria Noujaim – Yet another artist nominated for PIPA Prize for the first time in this edition, Noujaim’s work mixes language and sculpture, using the artist’s own body to investigate poetic shapes. It is only fair then that Noujaim herself appears in all of the 19 artwork images included in her page.
– Matheus Rocha Pitta – A PIPA Prize 2012 finalist, Rocha Pitta runs for the award for the fourth time this year. A number of artwork images dating from 2016 and 2017 were added to his page, mostly installation views, together with a critical text by Moacir dos Anjos titled “Notes for a New Political Economy” and an updated clipping.
– Mercedes Lachmann – Known for large-scale sculptures and installations (the artist once put a giant boat in the middle of a public park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2014), her page presents 19 artwork images, clipping, curriculum, a critical text by Luiz Guilherme Vergara and an exclusive video-interview for PIPA Prize 2018.
– Paulo Meira – Investigating a certain “listening culture” in opposition to the “visual culture” which seems to be mainstream today, the artist nominated for PIPA Prize for the third time this year builds his visual arts works around the radiophonic universe. Several work reproductions (five of them in video) and an updated curriculum were added to his page.
– Rafael Adorján – Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the photographer is another first-time participant in PIPA Prize this year. He has sent artwork images, critical texts, a biography, a curriculum and a clipping to compose his page on our website.
– Rodrigo Linhares – Self-portraits are the core of Rodrigo Linhares’ work, and the almost 80 artwork images which appear in his page are a testimony to that – all of them belong to the genre. They are accompanied by biography, curriculum and critical texts sections, as well as an exclusive video-interview for PIPA Prize 2018.
– Rommulo Vieira Conceição – Nominated for PIPA Prize for the third time in this edition, the multidisciplinary artist added a number of artwork images to his page. He also updated his curriculum, biography and critical text sections. The latter now features texts by Agnaldo Farias and Bruna Fetter.
– Thiago Martins de Melo – A certain “composition baroqueness” characterizes the works of Thiago Martins de Melo, a 2014 finalist nominated for the Prize for the fifth time in this edition. The painter updated his curriculum and added a few images of recent works to his page, besides having given another exclusive video-interview to PIPA Prize 2018.
– Thomaz Rosa – “A painting that speaks about painting.” That’s how art critic Luiza Teixeira de Freitas defines the work of Thomaz Rosa, another PIPA Prize 2018 newcomer. The full critical text can be read on the artist’s page, where there also reunited 23 artwork images and a full curriculum.
Meet the other artists who participate in PIPA Prize 2018 here. And stay tuned: we’ll be announcing new artists’ pages updates soon.