From Monday, April 04, we will start announcing the 66 nominated artists for PIPA Prize 2022. Until Friday, the 8th, we will continue to post three daily bulletins at 10 am, 2 pm and 6 pm. This year, the nominated artists were chosen by a Nominating Committee made up of 25 Brazilian contemporary art specialists (from the country’s North to South) and foreigners. Check out the 25 members of the Committee here.
Among the 66 artists, 53 were nominated for the first time.
We will publish all the names chosen by the Nominating Committee. However, only the artists who submit what is requested by the PIPA Prize Coordination within the deadlines stablished will be considered Participating Artists and will be qualified to compete for the two categories of PIPA Prize.
The Prize, that happens annually since 2010, has been making chances to its format over the years. In 2021, it was decided that the Prize would be focused on fostering, thus being aimed at artists with more recent trajectories, up to 15 years long, and with a distinctive production. PIPA has the goal of helping to booster the careers of the nominated artists.
The PIPA Prize Board will choose four artists from those who confirm their participation in PIPA Prize 2022. These four Awarded Artists will participate in a group exhibition at Paço Imperial do Rio de Janeiro, from the beginning of September to the end of October, and also in an Online Takeover on the Prize’s websites and social media, producing content specially for the occasion. Both shows have a collective nature, thus not being competitive. Each Awarded Artist will receive a donation of R$20,000.
PIPA Online 2022 continues to be optional for all participants in this edition and the online voting system remains in two rounds. Just like in previous years, in the first round, people must vote in at least three artists. In the second round, the voter must choose only one among the artists that received more than 500 votes in the first round. Finally, PIPA Online 2022 rewards the two most voted artists, and each one will receive, at the end of the second round of voting, a donation of R$5,000. This virtual showcase, which seeks to be 100% democratic and decentralized, is specially relevant for the artists outside of the Rio-São Paulo area that are not represented by any gallery: through the voting, they find a way to mobilize people and, thus, to disseminate even more their work.
To know more about the thirteenth edition of the Prize, access:
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