The winner of PIPA Prize 2019 was chosen by the 2017 Award Jury between the four finalists of this 10th edition: Berna Reale, Cabelo, Guerreiro do Divino Amor and Jaime Lauriano. The exhibition takes place at Villa Aymoré, where the Finalists’ Exhibition is on view until September 28th.
The definition of the winner took place during the Award Jury meeting at Villa Aymoré with the members of the 2019 Award Jury, Luiz Camillo Osorio, Tadeu Chiarelli, Raphael Fonseca, Regina Silveira, and Jessica Gogan. Aside from visiting the finalists’ exhibition, the jury analyzes the portfolios and remaining materials sent by the artists, such as a letter on which each finalist places the intentions to the forward project, commissioned by the donation. That being, the Jury’s decision is based on the portfolio, career, the works presented at the PIPA Prize’s exhibition at Villa Aymoré and the intentions to the next project. The ponderation of these factors remains at the exclusive criteria of the Jury, and can even vary each year.
Watch the video in which Luiz Camillo Osorio announces the winner:
The grand winner of the PIPA Prize 2019 is Guerreiro do Divino Amor. The winner will receive an additional donation of R$ 30,000 for the development of a project of the choice of the artist. Guerreiro intends to use the money donated to make another work for the “Superfictions” series. He presented at the PIPA Prize Finalists Exhibition the “super fictional” cities of Brasília, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. He intends to focus the new project in another city.
The artist has participated in the Gran Bienal tropical de Porto Rico, in the Biennale of Moving Images of Geneva, in which he was the finalist of the “Generations” prize, in Arte Pará 2018 and in exhibitions at Fundação Iberê Camargo (Porto Alegre, Brazil), Casa França-Brasil (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), MAR (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Centro de Arte contemporânea de Vilnius (Lithuania), among others. In 2018, he held the solo show “Superfictions” at Paço das Artes (MIS-SP, Brazil). He was an artist in residency at Pivô-Pesquisa (São Paulo, Brazil), at CAL (Brasília, Brazil) and won the Bolsa Pampulha 2019. His films were screened in several national and international festivals (Mexico, Singapore, Japan, Philippines, Spain etc) and the film “De repente Bárbara” won Best Short Film on the TrangenderFilm Festival 2015 (Kiel, Germany).
Guerreiro is also a member of the group and carnival academy Bunytos de Corpo, which satirizes the cult of the body through collective performances in the streets of Rio de Janeiro.
Guerreiro do Divino Amor holds a Master’s degree in Architecture. His research explores the Superfictions, hidden forces that interfere in the construction of territory and of the collective imaginary. He creates a universe of science fiction from fragments of reality, that results in films, publications and installations.
The 10th Edition of the PIPA Prize exhibition was held at Villa Aymoré and had its production coordinated by the PIPA Institute, the artist and Gabriela Davies, curator for the space.