“Abre Caminho”, 2019,installation (uniforms, text, vídeo installation)

Find out new pages and video interviews of PIPA 2021 nominees

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 64 names of PIPA 2021.

Adriano Machado

Adriano Machado Lives and works in Feira de Santana and Alagoinhas, Bahia. He received her Master’s Degree in Visual Arts from Universidade Federal da Bahia – UFBA and develops artistic projects in photography, video and objects that discuss issues about identity, territory, fiction and memory, investigating life policy processes. His works point to the human condition between living spaces and Afro-inventive territories.


Ana Frango Elétrico

Ana Frango Elétrico is a brazilian songwriter, poet, visual artist and musical producer. Since 2015, she has researched ordinary day to day elements, saturating reality into graphic, poetic and sonorous form. She has also released two albums of original music, Mormaço Queima and Little Electric Chicken Heart, and a catalogue book of poems and illustrations called Escoliose: paralelismo miúdo (Scoliosis: miniscule parallelism).


Dayane Tropicaos

Dayane Tropicaos, a visual artist, raised in Contagem, currently residing in Belo Horizonte started producing videos and photographs seeking dialogue with the city of Contagem / MG, where she was born and developed her first works. In 2012 she started the Visual Arts course at Escola de Belas Artes UFMG and also started working in the city of Belo Horizonte. The artist seeks to question the place of art in society, defining proposals for common spaces, on the street and outside the gallery. In her works, she investigates the fiction of the self and moment using photography, video, installation, and other hybrids. In her latest works, she has explored subjects such as race, gender, and class struggle. In 2015, the collective project “Cine Sem Churumelas” begins, showing films in available locations in the city of Contagem. In 2015 and 2019, the project “O Inusitado Cabe Dentro do Comum” was carried out, organizing arts in common places on the outskirts of the city of Contagem and Belo Horizonte.

Geovanni Lima

Geovanni Lima is a visual artist and performer, researcher and educator, who works from the investigation of the relationships between body, society and subjectivities, articulating questions about the markers that his body suffers as a black man, in close dialogue with his memorial collections and within a conception of performance that connects his trajectory as an artist with his biography. Master in Visual Arts by the State University of Campinas (Unicamp) and graduated in Visual Arts by the Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), he is part of several art events, such as the XI Encuentro Internacional of the Hemispheric Institute, of New York University (NYU) (2019); p.ARTE number 42, from the Performance Art Platform in Brazil (2019); and the Corpus Urbis Residence and Festival – 4th edition – Oiapoque/AP, conducted by Coletivo Tenso(A)tivo with funds from Rumos Itaú Cultural (2018). As a cultural producer, he is one of the proponents of the Performe-se – Performance Festival (2015, 2017) projects and coordinates the Lacração Festival – Art and Culture LGBTQIA+ (2019, 2021), both held in Espírito Santo.

Nídia Aranha

Nídia Aranha (@nidiaranha) was born in Itaguaí, in the lowlands of Rio de Janeiro. The artist studied Product Design & Visual Communication (UFRJ) and also works as an art director and researcher in the visual anthropology segment. Her artistic practice involves the construction of subversive visual narratives with fictional + documentary elements, which touch on gender disobedience relations; Critical and speculative design assuming the most varied supports: laboratory devices, prosthetics and surgical instruments making use of jewelry techniques. Biohacking practices, with performativity and its registers (painting, photography, digital manipulation and videography) as an affirmation of these experimental scientific methodologies.

Pedro Suzuki Ursini

Pedro Suzuki Ursini was born in São Paulo, where he lives and works. Visual Artist graduated from ECA/USP, originally enrolled as a literature student at the same university. He works as a printmaker, primarily with intaglio techniques; a favourite procedure is that of image appropriation, then transferred to the cooper plate, etched and reworked. This practice, always in touch with the history – of techniques and of images -, relies on the idea that a critical imagination is deeply rooted in the obsolescence of the medium; the most important is not to judge the currentness of art, but to exercise its inherent freedom – which, in the culture of progress, can always be found in the privileged experience of all things past and disposable.

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