Read more about the PIPA Prize 2019 finalists!

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Berna Reale works with installations and performances. She studied art at the Universidade Federal do Pará, in Pará, Brazil, and has already participated in several individual and collective exhibitions in Brazil and abroad, as well in biennials such as: Bienal de Cerveira, Portugal (2005); Biennial of Photography of Liège, Belgium (2006); Foto Bienal Masp, São Paulo (2013); Artists Engaged? Maybe, Gulbenkian, Portugal (2014); 34th Panorama of Brazilian Art, São Paulo (2015); Venice Biennale, Italy (2015); Please Come Back, MAXXI, Italy (2017) and Third Beijing Photo Biennial CAFA art museum, China (2018).

In 2018 and 2019, she presented the solo exhibitions: “While You Laugh” at Galeria Nara Roesler New York, (New York, USA), “Grito mudo”, at Sem Título Arte, in Fortaleza (Ceará, Brazil) and “GULA” at Galeria Nara Roesler, in São Paulo (São Paulo, Brazil). In 2010, Reale became a criminal expert at the Center for Scientific Expertise in Pará, Brazil, and since then, she has been living close to the most diverse issues of crime and social conflicts.

Berna was a PIPA Prize finalist in 2013 and winner of PIPA Online 2012.

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Cabelo was born in Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, Brazil, and moved to Rio de Janeiro as a boy. His contact with the punk rock culture began with his practice of skateboarding, and its ‘slogan’ “do it yourself”, an attitude that marks his artistic expression. He dropped out of engineering school to raise earthworms in the fields. The alchemical power of these annelids to transform excrement into humus greatly influences his principles, impacted of the awareness of being immersed in a hyperproductive society of material and immaterial waste.

Cabelo participated in X Documenta from Kassel, in the 26th and 33rd Bienal de São Paulo, 7th Mercosul Biennial, among others. Between 2012 and 2018, he participated in the exhibitions: “Sounds Like Light”, at Galeria Marilia Razuk, in São Paulo, Brazil; “Solo Project”, Pinta NY, New York, USA; “Humusica”, Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; “Obrigado, volte sempre”, at A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and “Luz com Trevas”, Espaço Cultural BNDES, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

This is the artist’s first nomination.

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Guerreiro do Divino Amor explores “superfictions”, occult forces that interfere in the construction of the territory and in the collective imaginary. The artist builds a universe of science fiction from fragments of reality, taking the form of films, publications and installations, all from a mixture of notions from architecture and the visual arts. He also uses various audiovisual supports.

Guerreiro participated in the Gran Bienal Tropical de Puerto Rico, the Geneva Biennial of Motion Image, where he was a finalist for the “Generations” Award. He was also in exhibitions at Iberê Camargo Foundation (Florianópolis, Brazil), at Casa França-Brasil MAR (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), at the Contemporary Art Center of Vilnius (Lithuania) and “Arte Pará 2018” (Brazil), among others. In 2018, he performed the solo show “Superficções” at Paço das Artes in MIS-SP, in São Paulo, Brazil. He was a resident artist at FAAP Lutetia and Pivô-Pesquisa in São Paulo, at CAL in Brasilia and won the “Bolsa Pampulha” 2019 scholarship, all in Brazil.

This is the artist’s first nomination.

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With works marked by synthesis between the content of his researches and strategies of formalization, Jaime Lauriano calls us to examine the structures of power contained in the production of history. In audiovisual pieces, objects and critical texts, Lauriano shows how the violent relationships maintained between institutions of power and control of the state – such as the police, prisons, embassies, frontiers – and subjects shape some social processes.

The artist graduated from the Centro Universitário de Belas Artes, in São Paulo, Brazil, in 2010. Amongst his most recent exhibitions are the solo shows: “Nessa terra, em se plantando, tudo dá”, at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de January, Brazil, in 2015; “Autorretrato em Branco sobre Preto”, at Galeria Leme, São Paulo, Brazil, in 2015, and “Impedimento”, at Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, 2014.

The artist was nominated in 2016 and 2018

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