Few days to the announcement of the five Selected Artists

Curious to know who are the five Selected Artists? On July 16th, we will announce the names of the Selected Artists by the Board (among the 64 participating artists) in this edition, which is full of changes. Do you already know what is different in PIPA Prize in 2021? We continue with our mission to promote and stimulate Brazilian art, but in this twelfth edition, we chose to look from a new perspective at recent artistic production. Check it out below:

  • After 11 years awarding recognized careers in the Brazilian artistic circuit, we decided that participating artists in 2021 would have a maximum of 10 years of insertion in the art circuit;
  • This year, we won’t have a winner. All five selected artists receive the same donation of R$ 10 thousand so that everyone is equally encouraged;
  • The Exhibition of the Selected will take place in the online environment. Between September 13th and October 16th, the five will carry out a virtual occupation on the Prize’s website and social networks and on the Preview platform, with exclusive content;
  • Selected Artists do not have to donate their work to the Institute;
  • We will donate an amount of R$5 thousand Brazilian reais to each of the two most voted artists at the end of the second round of voting for PIPA Online 2021. There will be two gratified artists but every participating artist may compete, including the five Selected ones;
  • From now on, the articulation between the PIPA Institute and the PIPA Award will be strengthened, bringing the two initiatives closer together.

The changes in PIPA 2021 are in line with our desire to include more artists in the Prize’s trajectory and, through specific acquisitions, to diversify and pluralize the works in our collection. We want to distribute the Institute’s resources more widely and encourage other artists who have already gone through previous editions, commissioning and intensifying the acquisition of new works.


The PIPA Przie is an initiative of the PIPA Institute. It was created in 2010 to be the most relevant Brazilian prize in the visual arts. From 2010 to 2018, PIPA established a partnership with MAM-Rio, where the finalists’ presentations were held. Each of the four finalists each year donated a work to the museum’s contemporary art collection, which added 36 artworks to its collection. In 2019, the exhibition took place at Villa Aymoré, in Rio de Janeiro, which received 700 visitors on its first day. In 2020, due to the Covid 19 pandemic, it was not possible to carry out the exhibition. The four finalists (Ge VianaMaxwell AlexandreRandolpho Lamonier and Renata Felinto) were declared winners. The PIPA Institute will exhibit works by the four 2020 winners, from September to November 2021, at Paço Imperial, in Rio de Janeiro.

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