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:

Agrade Camíz

Agrade Camíz started her relationship with creative activities writing, as a way of self-knowledge and creating new realities. Since 2010 she began to develop graffitis, making pannels and characters. Multimedia artist, articulated in her works using popular carioca’s architecture aesthetics mixing matters related to Sexuality, Beauty, Oppression, Feminine. She incorporates in many works, grids [grades], which refer to impositions and patterns of behavior. She explores the graphics of the word grade [grid]; a grade [the grid], agrade [please], agradar [to please] and from the ambiguity of the meanings of agradar [to please] and limitar [to limit], the artist questions, in various directions, the behavioural impositions made up by the social setting/environment, which limit the possibilities of existence. The choice of black and white has always been in the scope of Camila’s work construction. The colors have been being added through the meeting with other artistic experiences lived by the artist.

Carolina Cordeiro

Carolina Cordeiro graduated at Federal University of Minas Gerais, with a master at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, continues her research currently in a PhD at the University of São Paulo with a scholarship for Visiting Students at Chelsea College of Arts, London. She has held solo shows, collective exhibitions in Brazil and abroad. She also participated in artistic residencies in Barcelona, Berlin and São Paulo, where she currently lives and works.

Eder Muniz (Calango)

To create “a link between Humankind and Nature” is the main objective of the artist’s graffiti, whose works are spread throughout the city of Salvador in a call to “eco-logical” contemporary thinking. Earth, water, beings and air in a rhythmic harmony, proposed in a colorful and poetic manner, are the main characteristics of Eder Muniz’s work. In Salvador, his works can be found in peripheral communities, as well as in upscale neighborhoods, without any social distinction. Internationally solicited, Eder Muniz has artworks in the Botanical Garden of Cornell University in the US and artistic projects in Italy, Angola and Senegal.

José Diniz

José Diniz Born in Niterói, lives in Rio. He studied postgraduate studies in photography at UCAM and at EAV at Parque Lage. It has photography as its axis and also works with videos, printmaking and large production of artist books. Participated in individual and group exhibitions in Brazil and abroad. Contemplated with several awards, including the FUNARTE Marc Ferrez Photography Award. His works are included in collections such as Museum of Fine Arts Houston, BnF France, MAR-Rio, MAM-Rio / Joaquim Paiva, among others.

Hugo Houayek

Hugo Houayek is a visual artist and develops a research on the pictorial field, questioning its margins and limits and understanding painting as a body of a thousand eyes looking at us incessantly, confronting us with its implicit frontality. With this behaviour painting assumes the behaviour of a language with all its imperfections, impossibilities and failures. PhD in Visual Languages in the Postgraduate Program in Visual Arts at the School of Fine Arts, UFRJ. He is a substitute professor in the Visual Arts course at EBA-UFRJ.

Yiftah Peled

Artist. He began his activities in 19991 developing projects in different supports, such as installation, environments, multiples, photos, objects, performances and urban intervention. Peled participated in exhibitions such as Sao Paulo Biennale (1994), Projeto Parede MAM/SP (2011), Brazilian Art Panorama, MAM/SP (1999, 2005, 2010), International Architecture Biennale of São Paulo (2019) and Performance Festivals Verbo (2005, 2008, 2019). Since 2019, he coordinates the independent space “Contemporão”, that was set in the cities of Florianopolis, Vitoria and Sao Paulo (since 2018). The “Contemporão” space promotes transdisciplinary artistic projects and interfaces for performance practices, participation and performativity. In 2013, he completed his doctorate in Visual Poetics at ECA/USP researching performance and participation in Visual Arts and, since 2012, he has been acting as a professor/researcher at the Visual Arts Course of the Federal University of Espirito Santo, where he develops a research and artistic projects with three CNPQ (National Research Council) groups: Practices and Processes of Performance (3P), Dialogues between Sociology and Art (DISSOA) and Study Group in Curatorship. Yiftah has artworks in collections of FUNARTE, in Rio de Janeiro, RJ; Museu da Gravura, in Curitiba, PR; MAM SP, in Sao Paulo; and of MASC, in Florianopolis, SC.



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