Glicéria Tupinambá, "Assojaba Tupinambá", 2021, feathers of various birds from domestic to wild birds, cord mesh waxed with beeswax, jitaí and tiúba, 90 x 140 cm

Discover new pages and video interviews of PIPA 2022 participating artists

After being nominated for PIPA Prize, each artist is entitled to pages on the Prize’s Portuguese and English websites. These pages together compose a catalog of Brazilian contemporary art, for they are filled with images of works, videos, texts, CVs and other content the participants wish to send. The Prize team encourages the artists to keep their pages up to date and is always available to receive material. In addition, PIPA participants are also invited to record a video interview with Do Rio Filmes, thus having another space to share their works and their creative processes.

The participating artists were nominated by the Nominating Committee, composed of art professionals from all over Brazil, in which each member can send up to three names. From the 66 artists nominated for PIPA Prize 2022, 61 are participating in this edition, 49 of which are first-timers.

Like the previous year, the Prize decided to focus on a more recent production, nominating artists who must have had their first solo or group exhibition no longer than 15 years ago. The Prize’s goal is to be a boost for artists at the beginning of their career who develop distinguished works.

In this post, we present a few of the 61 participants of PIPA 2022. Click on their names to access their pages and to know more about their production:

Carolina Krieger lives and works in Camboriú, SC (Brazil). She is a visual artist and self-taught photographer. She works with photography, appropriated images and hand collage. You can see in her images small rituals of intensification with the mystery, which inhabits, surrounds and underlies us. Through her work, she raises the importance of diving within oneself as a way of apprehending the omnipresence of nature: visible and invisible. In this way, she proposes a fundamental return to the knowledge and cosmovision of ancestral peoples. She has participated in several exhibitions and festivals.

Video produced by Do Rio Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2022:

Diambe da Silva (1993, RJ) is a visual artist and their body of work is recognized by the use of living materials, fabrics, african, american and asian food roots, engravings and choreographies that relate architectures with spontaneous movements in plural elaborations. Their poetics investigation unfolds in mobile structures, living sculptures, fire drawings, cloaks and other variants. Participated in the exhibitions “Carolina Maria de Jesus: a Brazil for Brazilians” at Instituto Moreira Salles (org. Helio Menezes and Raquel Barreto), “Images that don’t conform” at Museu de Arte do Rio (org. Marcelo Campos and Paulo Knauss), “The monsters of Babaloo”, at the FDAG gallery (org. Victor Gorgulho) and set up their first solo exhibition “Ampla curva de vida vida” at the Centro Cultural São Paulo. Their artworks are part of public collections such as Museu de Arte do Rio, Museu de Arte de Anápolis and Memória Lage.

Video produced by Do Rio Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2022:

Glicéria, better known as Célia Tupinambá, is from the Serra do Padeiro village, located in the Tupinambá de Olivença Indigenous Land, in the south of the state of Bahia, in Northeast Brazil. She is 39 years old and participates intensely in the political and religious life of the Tupinambá, getting involved, above all, in issues related to education, the productive organization of the village, social services and women’s rights.

Video produced by Do Rio Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2022:

Born in the Quilombo* Jamary dos Pretos in Turiaç/MA [State of Maranhão], Joelington Rios is a visual artist who graduated from Escola de Fotografia Documental and Comunicação Crítica – EFOCO. Studied at Escola Sem Sitio and currently works and lives in Rio de Janeiro. He combines different artistic techniques and practices, mixing photography, video, performance, sound art and collage. His research aims at revealing other corporalities, creating meaning, re-signifying memories, and elaborating other forms of existence. His works are part of the collection of the Rio de Janeiro Art Museum, and of other important collections.
(*Quilombo is a Brazilian hinterland settlement founded by escaped slaves)

Video produced by Do Rio Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2022:

The young artist Santídio Pereira was born in Curral Comprido, a small village located in the state of Piauí, northeast of Brazil. He migrated to São Paulo as a child and soon joined Instituto Acaia, a private, non-profit NGO that assists children and adolescents living near Ceagesp, where he also worked. It was at the age of eight, through the workshops at Ateliescola Acaia that Santídio began his artistic practice. And it is precisely the images of the memories preserved since his childhood, both from his homeland and from later experiences, that today comprise the guiding bias in Santídio Pereira’s work. The woodcut served the first interests of the artist, who developed his own working procedures, such as what he calls “incision, cut and fitting”, that is, the composition through the combination of several cut matrices, like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. In addition to providing a game of colors through the accumulation and juxtaposition of ink, this technique allows subverting the multiplicity function so characteristic of engraving. Over time, the materiality of the inks worked on the paper became the protagonist of Santídio’s investigation and to this day it guides his artistic production.

Video produced by Do Rio Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2022:

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