Watch more video interviews with artists nominated to the 2019 PIPA Prize, produced by Do Rio Filmes and published this week. In them, you can learn about the works, career, inspirations and much more about, Aleta Valente, Ana Elisa Egreja, Christus Nóbrega, Leticia Ramos, Lia Chaia, Luciana Magno, Luiz d’Orey, and Tertuliana Lustosa
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Ana Elisa Egreja actively researches representation in painting. Marked by the complex composition and the meticulous reproduction of materials and textures, her canvases materialize fantastic scenes in which the ideas of domesticity and abandonment, the architectural presence and the classic genres of art history, such as still life and interior painting, are some of the cornerstones of her research. In her most recent series “Jacarezinho 92”, she portrays staged installations in the modernist house where her grandparents lived, and which, empty, served her as a studio for ten years. The work originates in the conviviality with the memories stored in the architecture of the house, the traces of familiar presences and the silence of the abandoned interiors.
Christus Nóbrega has been exploring the image through the exceptionality of its character of vertigo, raising the suspicion of its relation of immanence with our world. In speaking of worlds, apparently, his or others’ that cross him, he explores compostable images in his transition between photography, photo-object, video, and computational art.
Her artistic investigation focuses on the creation on photography apparatuses for the captation, reconstruction of the movement and presentation on video, installation and photography. Her works have a strong procedural character and are generally part of larger investigation projects. In series such as ERBF, Escafandro, Bitacora and Vostok she develops complex geographical novels that ramify and are formalized in different medias.
Lia Chaia has been working with different media, moving through photography, video, performance, installation and urban interventions. Her works deal will many issues, one of them concerning the perceptions and experiences of everyday life, like the permanent tension of culture versus nature, reflecting on the manner nature has been appropriated by the standards of urban culture. She is also interested in thinking and understanding how the body reacts to stimuli and disruptions in everyday life. Perceiving and responding to the external stimulation with the body has become vital to her work, and thus why the body is frequently used in many of her pieces.
Graduated in Visual Arts and Image Technology from Universidade da Amazônia, Belém, she holds a Master’s degree in Arts by Universidade Federal do Pará, also in Belém, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Visual Arts at Universidade de São Paulo. Magno works with performance, many times oriented to photography and video, object and websites. Focusing her research on the body and in performatic action, she reflects on political, social and anthropological issues, intrinsically linked to the impact of the industrial development of the Amazon region. Merging her body to the landscape and its surroundings is a recurring and determining element in her works.
In his paintings and interventions, Luiz d’Orey investigates the processes of the circulation of information and its systems in the urban and digital context. In 2016, d’Orey graduated in Fine Arts from School of Visual Arts, where he received the prizes 727 Award (2016), Sillas H Rhodes Award (2016) and Gilbert Stone Scholarship (2015). D’Orey worked as an assistant of the artists Carlos Vergara (Rio de Janeiro) and Raul Mourão (New York) from 2013- 2017.
Tertuliana Lustosa is a visual artist and writer. Starting from the concept of an unspecific site, a kind of subversion of the site-specific that has a character of inadequacy, undefinition, that bothers the order and destabilizes hierarchies. Her works articulate popular and erudite art, orality and written word, body and action, the circuit of visual arts and other fields (cinema, literature, medicine, fashion, television…), through different artistic languages: woodcut, sculpture, painting, object, installation, video art, rehearsal, letters… She graduated in the History of Art course at UERJ. Born in the city of Corrente, raised in Salvador and in Teresina, Brazil.