Check out more video interviews by artists nominated for the tenth edition of the PIPA Prize, produced by Do Rio Filmes and published this week. In the videos you’ll learn more about the works, careers and inspirations of Daisy Xavier, Fabiana Faleiros , Mariana Manhães, Thiago Barbalho, Vitor Cesar and Willian Santos
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This is the second nomination for Daisy Xavier, the first one was in 2010. The artist began her formation in 1980. She was part of the deepening core of the “Escola de Artes Visuais – Parque Lage” (1992) and Art History with Paulo Sergio Duarte (2000). Her works investigate themes of identity and alterity.
Fabiana Faleiros creates installations that are activated with performances, songs and objects. Her doctorate, “Lady Incentivo – SEX 2018”; a disc about thesis, love and money, researches the historic construction of white femininity through the perspective of decolonial feminism. She is author of the book “O Pulso que can e as tecnologias do toque”, São Paulo, Ikrek, 2016, awarded by Proac Arist’s book. In 2018 she participated of the 10th Berlin Biennale with “Mastur Bar” and since 2012 she develops projects in and out of Brazil, in cities such as Belém do Pará, Bogota, Athens, Warsaw, Kiev, Vienna and others. The artist had already been nominated in 2015.
The artist had already been nominated in 2010 and graduated in Psychology at the Universidade Federal Fluminense in Rio de Janeiro, she participated in contests at the Escolar de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage from 1998 to 2006. She is a master in Communication and Culture by the Universidad Federal do Rio de Janeiro and has participated in collective exhibitions in Berlin, Paris, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Some of her solo shows include “Dentre”, in 2010, at the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil in Rio de Janeiro.
This is the first nomination for Barbalho, he studied philosophy and began his career as a writer, publishing tales, poems and one novel, he also founded the independent editor “Edições Vira-Lata”. After living what he described as ‘a crisis with the limits of written language’, the artist gave into pictorial language as his main means of expression. While working with drawings, Barbalho produced works that are extremely intricate, however, unplanned. In them, the multiplicity of images, symbols and fields of colour, merge in each other and create vibrant uninterrupted surfaces.
Nominated in 2010, 2012 and 2016, his artistic practice comes from different notions of the public and aspects of everyday life. He develops graphic projects in collaboration with artists and cultural institutions. He studied Architecture and Urbanism at the Universidade Federal do Ceará (2003) and has a Master’s degree in Visual Arts at the Escolar de Comunicação e Artes da Universidad de São Paulo (2009), with research on notions of public space and artistic practices.
The artist had already been nominated in 2014, his work involves aspects of his own art as a prime resource and brings new meanings. He brings meanings of the internet and its materiality, or incorporates interferences of daily life. There are connections and disconnections that allow the observer to go beyond the image, a stage of suspension.