Xadalu Tupã Jekupé, “Colonial Invasion My body our territory”, photograph print on fabric, 960 x 160 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:

Visual Artist represented by Mario Cohen Gallery, lives and works in São Paulo. Post-Graduated in Photography from Faap/SP, she studied sequential disciplines of Fine Arts at Faap/SP. She is also graduated in Industrial Pharmacy and post-graduated in Production Administration from The Vanzolini Poli Foundation/USP-SP.

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Gustavo Caboco, born in Curitiba, Roraima (1989). Wapichana visual artist, he works in the network Paraná-Roraima and in the paths of return to the land. His production with drawing-document, painting, text, embroidery, animation and performance proposes ways to reflect on the displacements of indigenous bodies, the retaking of memory and in autonomous research in museum collections to contribute to the struggle of indigenous peoples.

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Juno B. was born in Ceará, currently lives in São Paulo. A non-binary transdisciplinary artist, they incorporate video, photography, 3d, text and sculpture into immersive installations. In their work, they propose experiments, fabulations and dialogues based on non-hegemonic discourses and hypotheses of mutual ways of being in the world. Their practice transits between gender disobedience, transspecific mutations, toxic conflicts, climatic migrations and adaptive landscapes; tensioning the visible notions of the human and the limits between aesthetics, ethics and politics. They participated in the Artistic Residencies: Travessias Ocultas – Lastro in Campo Brazil-Bolivia (2017) / Materia Gris – La Paz, Bolivia (2017) / Litigation Zone – Ceará and Piauí, Brazil (2020), Belluard Bollwerk, Friboug, Switzerland and Pivô Research Program, São Paulo, Brazil (2021). Recently collaborated on the projects: Museu Itamar Assumpção, Lastro platform.

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Luana grew up in Contagem, an industrial city that made her body live through iron and soot. Raised by a carpenter (father) and a wordsmith (mother), she moves as she prays, searching for survival and healing of the landscapes she inhabits. Luana understands the body itself as a trap, and her actions as micropolitics that deal with the spatiality that her work evokes, confronts and confuses.

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Artist/Educator/Researcher. Graduated in Visual Arts from Universidade Regional do Cariri (2019), Co-leader of the Novos Ziriguiduns (Inter)Nacionais Gerados na Arte-NZINGA/CNPq Research Group.

She develops artistic works based on the science of the forest, as a black woman, migrant from the northeast of Brazil, tracing paths based on historiographical gaps, affective constructions and personal/collective memories. Evoking the ancestral force of life in the countryside, she finds in the experiences on earth the path that guides her artistic work as a migrant farmer artist, fertilizing images.

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XadaluTupã Jekupé is an indigenous artist that uses objects and elements from screen printing, painting, and photography to approach the tensions between indigenous and western cultures through urban art in the cities. His work, the outcome of his experiences in the indigenous villages, and of conversations with wise men around the bonfire, has become one of the most powerful features in visual arts against the extinguishing of the indigenous culture in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. The dialog and the integration with the Guarani Mbyá community have allowed the artist to retrieve and acknowledge his own ancestry. Born in Alegrete, Xadalu’s origins are connected to the indigenous people that lived on the Ibirapuitã river riverside.

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