Meet five artists nominated for the first time for PIPA 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 five pages of the 67 names of PIPA 2020. The artists below participate for the first time:

Fernanda Gregolin

Visual artist, editor, PhD researcher in Visual Arts at Unicamp. She has worked for 20 years with publications between production, edition, circulation and research. Has carried out the Tenda de Livros projects since 2014 and Jornal de Borda since 2015. Participated in festivals and exhibitions in Brazil and abroad. Received the following awards: Funarte Marc Ferrez de Fotografia (2012) and Proac Livro de Artista (2014), Proac Publications (2015) and Proac Artes Visuais (2016).

Flávio Cerqueira

As an artist/storyteller, Cerqueira creates vigorous figurative bronze sculptures focused on the construction of narratives and representation of actions. He depicts his characters in common and universal everyday situations such as in moments of introspection, reflection, concentration and action.  The presence of everyday objects, like mirrors, books, tree trunks, ramps, stairs, creates tension with the out of scale bronze human figures. These scenarios take place within the White cube which functions like a plinth, this is an attempt to blur the boundaries between sculpture and the world and between the artwork and the viewer. His intention is to problematize the relationship between space and the spectator. Cerqueira uses sculpture as a tool to immobilize the instant, the moment of the fragment of a narrative, where the spectator becomes a co-author in the production of meaning to say that history has no end, but with various endings the boundaries between fantasy and reality disappear.

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 behavior painting assumes the behavior 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 substitute professor in the Visual Arts course at EBA-UFRJ.

Irmãs Brasil

“Irmãs Brasil, we are a double existence of strange bodies, artists and transvestites. We were born and raised in Amparo-SP, today we live and work in Rio de Janeiro. Our work puts into shock the languages of dance, theatre and performance with operations of images and signs to create deviations in heteronormative and colonial technologies. A constant state of accidents listens and relationships in the creation of meat preparation rituals that give access to the supernatural starting from the need to escape alive, to present ghosts and raptures. We want to be targeted with Life and give our testimony;

that’s about it…”

Letícia Lampert

Lens-based Brazilian artist, Leticia works mainly with photography, collage and artist’s books. Her work is focused on the ways of seeing the landscape, especially in the urban environment, and how architecture mediates our relationship with places. She has graduated in Graphic Design and Visual Arts/Photography and also has an MA in Visual Poetics. She has her work highlighted in awards such as the Pierre Verger National Prize of Photography, the Itamaraty Prize of Contemporary Arts, the Chico Albuquerque Prize of Photography, among others. She has participated in international art residencies such as The Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai – China, FAAP Art Residency, in Sao Paulo – Brazil and Pier 2, in Kaohsiung – Taiwan. She published already three photobooks: The Color Scale of Things, Chai and Known by Sight.

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