Discover pages and video-interviews of artists nominated for the first time for the Prize

The pages of the artists nominated for the PIPA Prize are gradually fed with content related to their work. Each participant has its page, in which there is information about its trajectory, images, texts, and/or videos about the works. These pages serve as a catalog of contemporary Brazilian art and can be updated by the artist at any time.

In this post, we present some pages of the 67 names of PIPA 2020. The artists below participate for the first time:

Elias Maroso

Born in Sarandi, state of Rio Grande do Sul – Brazil. PhD student in Visual Arts (PPGAV/UFRGS) with emphasis on Visual Poetics. Graduate (BA) in Visual Arts (UFSM), Contemporary Aesthetics (Universidad de la República, Montevideo/Uruguay), Specialization in Surface Design (PGDS/UFSM) and Master’s Degree in Art and Technology (PPGART/UFSM). Currently developing individual research focused on three-dimensional language, urban intervention and applied electronics.

Ton Bezerra

I’m Ton Bezerra, a visual artist from fisherman people of Outeiro, placed inside the city of Cedral, Maranhão’s countryside. In my childhood, I’ve established the first contact with art through my father, Nadilson Silva, fisherman and constructer of small fishing ships. The handicraft method of naval construction, whether strip and painting of these boats grew inside of myself a differentiated way of looking at things and the interest for the things around me.

Wellington Gadelha

Multidisciplined Slum-Artist, he’s interested in the relations in the contemporary field from the composition with materialities, improvs and visual constructions. Focused in visual arts, dance, video-dance and immersive processes in art-technology and sound art, from the concept of “Russian Roulette Body” [Corpo Roleta Russa], he experiments the body in dialogue with other materialities while as | speech/gun – bullet/projectile | which shoots | dialogue/confront – poetic/slum | looking forward to bring elements to think the subjective territories of spatial-racial-ethnical segregation, such as the black-slum presence and own ways to think/to make contemporary art.

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