Every time an artist is nominated for an edition of PIPA Prize, he/she gets a page of his/her own. Featuring artwork images, biographical information, critical texts, curriculum and more, together, those artist pages form one of the more extensive databases on Brazilian contemporary art available on the Internet. See ten pages of artists nominated for PIPA Prize 2018 below – simply click over the name of the artist to be redirected to his/her page.
– Daniel Escobar – The artist, nominated for the Prize for the first time in 2014, discusses the landscapes of desire created by mass consumption and media entertainment. Thirty-five new artwork images were added to his page, and his biography and curriculum were updated.
– David Almeida – The body as it moves through space represents the centre of David Almeida’s production. His page features artwork images, biography, curriculum, and a number of critical texts.
– Juliana Notari – Employing a multidisciplinary approach, first-time PIPA Prize nominee Juliana Notari reflects on the themes of biography, confession, catharsis and relational practices. Her page showcases 25 artwork images, three critical texts, a complete curriculum and a biography.ia.
– Laercio Redondo – After becoming a finalist in 2013, Laercio Redondo finally came back to the PIPA Prize race in 2018. Basing his research on the theme of collective memory and its erasures from society, he added eight new artwork images to his page, and also updated his biography and curriculum.
– Laura Andreato – The day-by-day in the city is one of the major themes of Laura Andreato’s work. Her page is composed of a artwork reproductions, biography, and a curriculum – which also features some of her works as set and costume designer –, as well as video-interview for Red Bull Station, where she did an artistic residency in 2017.
– Manoela Medeiros – The youngest artist to participate in PIPA Prize 2018 – she’s only 27 years old – uses her body as a means for investigating time, space, emptiness and invisibility. Her body thus appears in some of the artwork images which compose her page, among critical texts, a curriculum and a clipping.
– Rafael Alonso – How to articulate day-by-day life and the medium of painting, almost timeless? The question guides Rafael Alonso, nominated for PIPA Prize for the first time in this edition, in his work. His answer involves a lot of colour, geometric patterns and abstractionism, characteristics which can be seen and the thirteen artwork images which compose his page together with a curriculum.
– Rafael RG – Stemming from found documents, discovered in either institutional or personal archives, Rafael RG’s work can take many shapes, from workshops and publications to performative texts, objects and installations. They can all be observed in the artwork images added to his page in this edition, his third as a PIPA Prize participant.
– Raquel Nava – Animals have formed the centre of Raquel Nava’s artistic research in recent years, and the images the artist decided to upload to her PIPA Prize page are evidence that. Besides them, the page also features five critical texts, clipping, curriculum, and three video-interviews – the most recent of which was produced exclusively for PIPA Prize 2018.
– Raquel Versieux – After moving to a small town in Ceará, in the Brazilian Northeast, Raquel Versieux decided to talk about her experience of displacement in an exhibition titled “Saudade e o que é possível fazer com as mãos”. Various views of the show were included in her page, as well as her most recent work, still ongoing, named “Sumidouro Olhodágua”. Her page also features critical texts, clipping, links, three video-interviews, the last of which was also exclusively produced for PIPA Prize 2018.
Meet the other artists who participate in PIPA Prize 2018 here. And stay tuned: we’ll be announcing new artists’ pages updates soon.