“from the dust one makes creeper”, 2019. Interven[action], video, photography, lecture, installation. pemba powder, grater, gourd, breath, varied and immeasurable dimensions, work performed during residency in the Peninsula’s Public Performance Program with Caroline Bird, Caroline Leite, Daniele Rodrigues, Duan Kissonde, Jo Lima, Jessica Porciuncula, Renata Sampaio, André de Jesus, Igor Simões, Aline Gonçalves and Iziz Abreu, at the Museu de Arte do Rio Grande do Sul – MARGS. Photo: Pedro Hermida

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 their 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 artists at any time.

In this post, we present a few pages of the 64 names of PIPA 2021.

Adriana Moreno

Adriana Moreno was born in São Paulo where she lives and works. Visual artist graduated from the University of São Paulo (USP), where he currently conducts doctoral research in Visual Poetics. His research circumscribes the universe of drawing and graphic arts. In general, it starts from images of the scientific and archaeological universe, in an attempt to organize these signs. However, the processes are driven by the contingency of the matters involved, so that this apparent control or planning proposed ends up frustrated by the material itself. The works seek to reflect on the relationship between body and language through drawing, image and the symbolic convention of language.

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AORUAURA is the platform and artistic work of Oura Aura, born on 03/03 in 1997. With practices in performance and in the Visual Arts, she graduated in Visual Arts Technique from the Federal Institute of Pernambuco in 2019. Located in the decaying Anthropocene, the artist creates in chaos conditions, a new possible image-body of affection, using the image and the body as moldable material. Using everything from inanimate objects to dead animals, always starting from the reflection of the body and moved by the non-identification with her own image, she shares situations in a virtual gallery where she tests her own nature. Currently, her work is represented by Garrido Gallery.

“Aoru has become inseparable from her work, exploring through artistic languages, the procedural conditions of being alive. As a sensitive body that has long been recognized in a mix of life and performance, transit and research, purge, representation and uninterrupted absorption from the world, the multiartist, with a focus on multimedia and body art, is an invitation to the perception that there can be self-recognition and ownership of an intimate body of uncertainty. “

Aura – The body as Uncertainty, Guilherme Moraes.

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Carolina Botura

Carolina Botura is a visual artist, performer, poet and Reiki Master. Graduated in Painting and Sculpture at Escola Guignard – Minas Gerais State University UEMG. Co-idealizer of VESPA [experiment way in performance and action], she is also part of the sonic visual collective POÇA. Her practices are connected to the experience of the artistic languages as an ecosystem with no boundaries. Recently, painting has been chosen as a start medium for a research related to themes that involves nature, spirituality, sexuality, life and death. For her art is a way to investigate the invisible, a form of promoting sensible impressions that acts in permanent transformation over the physical, sutil and symbolic bodies as an encounter bridge of the being with itself, the other and the divine.

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Charlene Bicalho

Charlene Bicalho is a interdisciplinary artist, curator of transdisciplinary creative articulations and independent researcher whose work in experimental video, performance, text, installation, intervention and photography emerges from the intersection of institutional critique, reflections on the legacy of traditional communities, processes in networks and learning against hegemonics.

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Gabriela Sacchetto

Gabriela Sacchetto is a visual artist, educator and MBA in visual poetics at ECA-USP. She develops her artistic work mainly within the field of painting, drawing and printmaking.  Observation drawing plays an important role in the construction process of works, being landscape the trigger for her artistic processes.

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Luisa Almeida

Luisa Almeida works with large wood printmaking, researching alternative printing techniques. The high contrast in woodprints dialogues with her thematic, for it explores fire guns being held by women and little girls in daily life, investigating the society’s symbolic relations towards this object. Professionally engaged on scenography for opera and theater, Luisa incorporates scenic resources to her artwork, producing xylographic installations using stage elements. Researching alternative printing techniques, she uses vehicles, fork-lifts and steamrollers as part of the creative process. Currently attending Master’s program in Visual Arts, UNESP. Undergraduate in Visual Arts, UNESP (2017).

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Natalia Marques -Emaye

Born in São Joaquim da Barra, SP, in 1986, Natalia Marques is the daughter of Egbe Awo Asè Iya Mesan Orun, a visual artist, costume designer, art educator and independent curator. Her researches are centered on the relationship between the black population of the interior of São Paulo and the sugarcane industry—an important economic activity in the region since the end of the 19th century—, the tools used and the clothing linked to this economic production, especially in the intersection of these elements with the experience of black women. Her artistic practice unfolds in crossings between performative languages ​​and the field of visuality (such as print and engraving). As an intrinsic part of her thinking and artistic work, she develops educational activities for exhibitions. Natália is a founding member and curator of the literary art collective Encontrão Poético – SP, she is a Slammaster in the spoken poetry championship Slam da Cana – RP, and also a member of the Orunmila Cultural Center in Ribeirão Preto.

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Nau Vegar

He was born in the State of Pará, son of a riverside man and now lives in Macapá. Visual artist, art teacher from the State of Amapá; graduated in Visual Arts at UNIFAP, 2013. Specialist in Gender and Diversity at School by UNIFAP. He produced the Corpus Urbis Performance Festival, Macapá (2015, 2016). In 2017 he held the Individual Exhibition “EM NÓS”, and in 2020 he produced the Online Performance Exhibition “Mizura in Rede”.

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Patrícia Teles

Patricia Teles is an artist-researcher and works with performance art, theatre, video, self-portraits, GIFs and participatory installations. She uses her own body as a means of experimentation and is interested in autobiographical narratives, ‘low technologies’ and ‘Latinamericanities’ (Latin American cultural expressions).
In 2019 she participated in the II Vera Brant Award (Brasília-DF) and crossed South America by land, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, to be part of the exhibition SACO 8 – Destination, in Antofagasta in Chile. In 2018 she held his first solo exhibition, ‘Aquário Betta’, at Galeria Espaço Piloto (Brasília-DF).
She holds a PhD in Art and Technology (University of Brasília), an M.A. in Combined Artistic Languages (National University of Arts – Argentina) and a B.A. in Theater Direction (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro).

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