PIPA Prize and PIPA Institute’s exhibitions are on display at Paço Imperial (Rio de Janeiro)

(Rio de Janeiro, RJ)

It is with great pleasure that PIPA Institute presents the exhibitions of PIPA Prize and of the collection’s recent acquisitions at the Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, between September 9 and November 20, 2021. 

The Terreiro gallery and the museum’s central courtyard will hold the exhibition of the four finalists, who were announced, in an unprecedented decision, as equal  winners of the PIPA Prize 2020: Gê Viana, Maxwell Alexandre, Randolpho Lamonier and Renata Felinto. They were chosen by the Prize’s Board, whose parameters in that edition were the artist’s recognition and consistent trajectory in the art circuit; the number of nominations; the portfolio and the page on PIPA’s website. In this way, it is an award for their work and career as a whole. 

Still in the Terreiro gallery, the five Selected Artists of PIPA Prize 2021 will be presented: Castiel Vitorino, Denilson Baniwa, Ilê Sartuzi, Marcela Bonfim and Ventura Profana. In this twelfth edition, PIPA Prize brings a new format, addressing those who had their first exhibitions no longer than 10 years ago. PIPA 2021’s focus is to encourage artists who are in an initial stage of their career and who are developing an unique production. The five Selected Artists, who are the winners of this edition, will present their works in an online show in the format of a Virtual Take Over. It will happen here – on PIPA’s website – and on our social media from September 13 until October 16. The artists will also be showing their works  through the Preview  platform, in a partnership with the Institute.

In another exhibition room of the museum, called Praça dos Arcos, the PIPA Institute will display artworks that were acquired and commissioned in the last years, made by Brazilian contemporary artists that are part of PIPA Prize’s history such as Aleta Valente, Ana Frango Elétrico, Ana Paula Oliveira, André Griffo, Barbara Wagner, Daniel Beerstecher, Elias Maroso, Ibã Huni Kuin (Isaías Salles)Jaider Esbell e Yukie Hori + Inês Bonduki. The Institute’s collection can be seen here.

For safety reasons, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, still ongoing, there will be a capacity limit for each gallery and it is mandatory to wear a face mask.

Check out below a few images of the setting of the Winner’s Exhibition:

PIPA Prize and PIPA Institute Exhibitions
From September 9 to November 20

Paço Imperial
Praça Quinze de Novembro, 48 – Centro, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, Brazil
Tuesdays to Saturdays, from 12 to 5pm
Free admission

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