Eliana Brasil

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.

Ana Hortides

Visual artist and researcher. PhD student in Art, Experience and Language at the UERJ, Master in Contemporary Studies of the Arts at the UFF (2016), in which she graduated in Cultural Production (2012). Researches and builds an artistic poetics around the political and social issues that involve and refer to the home, from the point of view of those who were born and raised in the suburb of Rio de Janeiro, problematizing in a material and conceptual way the which she names as a “political power of the domestic”.

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Cultural Association of Indigenous Directors (ASCURI) is a group of young indigenous directors / cultural producers from Mato Grosso do Sul who seeks, through cinematographic language and new communication technologies, to develop training strategies, resistance and strengthening the way of being traditional indigenous.

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Eliana Brasil

She holds a degree in Visual Arts from the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR, 2019), and is part of the women artists collective ‘Ero Ere’ together with other black female artists from Curitiba, in the southern state of Paraná. In her work, she discusses issues regarding memory, affect and belonging. Her poetics also approaches self-affirmation and the construction of the black woman ‘s identity. Eliana Brasil ‘s work can be expressed through performance, painting and textile installations, reflecting on the interseccional possibilities of textiles with practices of sculpture and painting. An ethnicity and black identity activist, she has been part of the network of Black Women of Paraná (RMN) since 2016.

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Elisa Arruda

Elisa Arruda (1987) is a visual artist born in the Amazon region. She has a Master’s Degree in Architecture and Urbanism from FAUUSP (2017) and currently lives between Belém and São Paulo, Brazil.

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Genilson Guajajara

My name is Genilson Guajajara I am from Aldeia Piçarra Preta, indigenous land Rio Pindaré\MA I want to talk a little about the world of photography, how it came into my life to the people who most contributed to make this happen, they were people who appeared in mine life in the field of education and when opportunities appeared to participate in the political training organized by the Justice network on the tracks of GEDMMA, which develops a workshop within communities affected by large projects.

A new world was presented to me because until then, here in our territory, this type of tool was not so accessible to us, the indigenous peoples of the Rio Pindaré territory, I always wanted to register the culture of my people, the “girl’s party” that it is a rite of passage for the girl to adulthood.

In 2019 we held our first photographic exhibition at the house in Maranhão, with the theme of the Girl’s party, in the same year I presented a lecture and a short film on the ritual of the girl’s party, at the IV National Symposium on Art and Media at UFMA.

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Gustavo Silvamaral

Gustavo Silvamaral is a Brazilian artist born and raised in Brasília, where he completed his bachelor’s degree in visual arts by Universidade de Brasília and where he still develops his work to this day. The artist builds a continuous dialogue with pictorial language, regardless of the support he uses, positioning himself as a painter. There is an insistence on thinking the monochrome, placing color as the protagonist of the work, thinking its relationship with space. Silva’s yellow and its possible meanings are always being negotiated between the work and those who look at it; it is a potency in itself and in the relationship it intends.

Silvamaral constructs painting that extends to everything that meets the gaze, places himself as an active observer of the world, bringing reality as a primordial tool, but a reality that changes within the whims of the pictorial gaze. Gustavo accumulates various discarded objects and uses them as an essential visual reference for his work, cataloging these materialities in his countless artist’s notebooks, which are the conductors of many of his propositions.

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Ivã Coelho

Ivã Coelho, lives and works in Salvador, Bahia. Graduated in Law in 2007, since 2011 he assumed photographic fiction as artistic expression and experimentation to write, read and understand a world based and guided more and more by images. With a self-taught artistic background, he invests in studies about photographic thinking, uses and possibilities of the image to construct narratives of an existential, social and self-representation character. He bases his work on perennial issues of the human being through dialogues with contemporary visual aspects and, mainly, with literature, poetry, theories of the imaginary, human rights and philosophy. Every reading, every life experience can serve as a leitmotiv to create images that will contain, inside or outside its borders, other possibilities for understanding what surrounds you. Somehow, in addition to an act, photographic making must be a type of consciousness, enabling one to be in the world in a living way, both aesthetically and critically.

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