Fernanda Azou, série "Eu sou bilíngue, falo português e merda (Homenagem a Bataille)", 2019, acrylic and graphite on canvas, 120 x 120 cm, collection Museu de Arte de Ribeirão Preto, photo by Arnaldo Saldanha

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:

Artist and researcher. Postdoctoral fellow at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of São Paulo (FAUUSP), PhD in Arts at the State University of Campinas (Unicamp), with a Capes scholarship, and exchange at the University of Arts of Helsinki (Kuva Art Academy), Finland, via CIMO Fellowship.

His investigations are related to the deconstruction of systems and the decoding of social practices in the fields of arts, museums, visual culture and technologies. Projects recognized by Bauhaus Fellowship, ZKM, Van Abbemuseum, 33rd Bienal de São Paulo, Rumos Award, Funarte, Fapesp, University of Cambridge and CAD+SR etc.

Video produced by Do Rio Filmes to PIPA Prize 2022:

Created in 2008 at the edge of the East Zone of the City of São Paulo by the artists and researchers Toni Baptiste and Flávio Camargo, the collective Coletores [Collectors] proposes itself to think the cities as means of support for its actions using different visual and technology languages, debating themes connected to the slums, historic/cultural erasings, such as the right to the city. The Coletores Collective has already been part of different projects connected to technology, art and the city through exhibitions and institutional projects, such as: Museu da Língua Portuguesa [Museum of Portuguese Language], FILE, FONLAD – Portugal, Bienal Internacional de Arquitetura de São Paulo, Instituto Moreira Salles, Rede Sesc, Red Bull Station, Centro Cultural São Paulo, SPURBAN, British Council, Dakar’s Biennial of Contemporary Art, besides being awarded by PROAC for Histórico de Realização em Artes Visuais 2021 and being nominated for the MVF Awards 2021. The Coletores Collective has a history of curatorship and work with projects in art education, human’s rights and right to the city, developing collaborations with institutions, collectives, brands and enterprises such as: Feira Preta, ECA-USP, UFRN, UFABC, Casa Natura Musical, Festival Bixa Nagô, Festa AMEM, Instituto a cidade precisa de você, São Mateus em Movimento, Ateliê Carlos Vergara, Atelier do Centro, Batekoo, among others.

Video produced by Do Rio Filmes to PIPA Prize 2022:

Fernanda Azou’s artistic research arises from observations of generational behavior, focusing on the self-destructive actions of young adults. Appropriating the cinematographic term “Gore”, the artist is guided by the feeling of impotence and approaches violence, not as an idealization of catastrophe, but as a representation of the abject side of reality. Azou has been working as a visual artist since 2018, the same year that she participated in the Delphian Open Call exhibition at the Delphian Gallery in London, UK. In 2019, she was selected by the II Vera Brant Contemporary Art Award to participate in an artistic residency at Casa Niemeyer and, in the same year, she participated in the 24th Salão Anapolino de Arte and was one of the awarded artists. In 2020, she participated in the 45th Salão de Artes de Ribeirão Preto and received the acquisition award. In 2021, she held her solo exhibition “@“ at the Museu de Arte de Ribeirão Preto. Her works are in public collections such as the National Museum of Brasília, the Anapolis Museum of Art, the Ribeirão Preto Museum of Art and the Culture House of Latin America.

Video produced by Do Rio Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2022:

Julia works with a painting that blurs the limits between high and low culture. Starting from researches in fields such as biology, anatomy, history and literature, the artist creates fictions that combine known elements of nature in an absurd way.

Video produced by Do Rio Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2022:

Indigenous woman Pataxó, Brazilian, born in Pau Brasil, Bahia. Member of the Tekoa Itakupe community, Jaraguá, São Paulo. Indigenous activist, artist, ceramist, sculptor, poet, Bachelor in Social Work, guardian of Mother Earth and Sister Nature. She is part of the Community Feminism of Abya Yala (America). Tamikuã understands art as a way to promote physical and spiritual protection, besides territories and knowlogde of original peoples. Her art is related to memories and the history of her mother and grandmother. She transits between multiple languages, such as painting, urban intervention and video.

Video produced by Do Rio Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2022:

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