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:
Anna Costa e Silva works with constructed situations between people, that propose reformulations of the social and affective tissues. Her projects happen in the intersections between visual arts, performance, relational practices and cinema and materialize – or not – as installations, films or ephemeral situations.
João Trevisan holds a bachelor’s degree in Law. His work consists in exploring questions related to the inherent characteristics of matter, weight, lightness, articulation, balance and politics. As a Visual artist, he has participated in group and solo exhibitions since 2014. In 2019, he showed his third solo show “Corpo, breveinstante”, at the Karla Osório gallery, in Brasilia, curated by Malu Serafim. In the year 2018 he held his second solo exhibition curated by the artist Bené Fonteles at Galeria Decurators; he also participated in the exhibition Brasília Extemporânea curated by Ana Avellar; participated in the 43rd Salão de Arte de Ribeirão Preto Nacional Contemporâneo; and 46th Luiz Sacilotto Salão de Arte Contemporânea, in Santo André / SP; 15th Salão de Arte de Ubatuba, SP; exhibition at the Ouro Preto Art Foundation – FAOP in Ouro Preto / MG.
From the sensation of strangeness and disorientation, I am interested in building images and situations that seek to explore the challenge of attributing meanings to everyday actions and objects, stimulating the imagination by releasing them from their usual logic. They are exercises that aim to open space for perceptions, experiences and narratives capable of considering paradoxes and uncertainties.
Architect graduated from FAU-USP (University of São Paulo) but never practiced. Marcelo Cipis has been working with illustrations for magazines, newspapers, and books since 1977. He worked at the Contemporary Art Salons of São Paulo in the 1980s, participated in the Berlin-in-São Paulo workshop, at MASP and at the Berlin Kunsthalle in 1988, the year he held his first solo show at the Documenta gallery in São Paulo. In 1991, Cipis participated in the 21st Bienal de São Paulo with the installation “Cipis Transworld, Art, Industry & Commerce”, where he created the stand of a fictional multinational company, with products, TV ads, etc. In the same year, the artist donated part of the installation to MAC USP, which set it up properly in 2012.
Rafa Silvares’ work is based on the juxtaposition of everyday objects and cultural cut-outs of different origins. By playing with collage and painting, elements with a strong mundane character are agglutinated in the work. Household utensils, references to literature, art history, figures and color blocks are combined in a flow of consciousness that floats on the canvas. With the accumulation of these elements, humorous interactions are established between different visual worlds where objects are personified and the human figure is reified. The strategy of collage is not only thematic. There are in the paintings juxtapositions of different techniques and pictorial codifications.
Born in the neighbourhood of Liberdade, in Salvador, Bahia. In 2007, he moved to the rural area of Sao Sebastiao, satellite city of Brasilia. Walking around the rural area, on the edge of the road and landfills, made it possible for him to start collecting materials found that, in a way, are memories of what was once present or in transit through the places that Shevan produces. In 2008, he begins his art production as a craftsman, which helps him to create pictorial compositions of an imagetic vocabulary that gives his production a characteristic regional aspect through the assemblage technique. In 2009, he begins his performing arts course ar the Faculdade de Artes Dulcina de Moraes. The course hasn’t been concluded yet, but brought contact with other artists and discussions that located the artist’s production. Nowadays, with his artworks in private collections of Sao Paulo, Federal District and Goias, he can, at the moment, dedicate himself to new and deeper investigations of his artistic processes in Salvador, Bahia.