Ana Vaz, “Apiyemiyekî?”, 2019, fotogram 16mm transfered to

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:

Ana Vaz

Ana Vaz was born in the Brazilian central plateau inhabited by the ghosts buried by the modernist federal capital Brasília. Cerratense by origin and wanderer by choice, Ana lived in the arid lands of central Brazil and southern Australia, in the swamps of northern France and on the eastern shores of the North Atlantic in Portugal. She currently traces her journey between Paris and Brasília. Her filmography activates and questions cinema as an art of the (in)visible and as an instrument capable of dehumanizing the human, expanding its connections and becomings with other forms of life — both other-than-human and spectral. Consequences or expansions of her cinematography, her activities are also incorporated into writing, critical pedagogy, installations or collective walks.

Video produced by Do Rio Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2022:

Clara Moreira

Clara Moreira is a visual artist born and living in Recife, Brazil. Her artistic research is developed through the use of meticulous hand drawing, testing it as a language of poetic and frank, intimate and collective dialogue. “I have been walking with the drawing, slowly, it is about my body, this body that I carry. Other times I drag my it, and it escapes through my fingers, coming from the exhausted scapula. I draw myself into animals, I draw the thread of the mirror, I unravel the satin ribbons from the inside, I tie myself in strands of hair.”

Video produced by Do Rio Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2022:

Coletivo Quariterê

Founded in 2017, Coletivo Quariterê has the mission of proposing, debating, influencing and monitoring public policies at the municipal and state levels that converge in affirmative actions for the inclusion of Black professionals throughout the production chain of the audiovisual segment. The name Quariterê was chosen in honor of the Quilombo do Quariterê, located in the region of Vila Bela da Santíssima Trindade, the first capital of the state of Mato Grosso.

The history of the quilombo and of its queen Teresa de Benguela, with her heroic resistance and leadership, were inspirations for the creation of this collective of quilombos, to welcome, inspire, strengthen and add Black professionals in the audiovisual sector of Mato Grosso.

Video produced by Do Rio Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2022:

Fefa Lins

Fernando “Fefa” Lins is a visual artist born in Recife, Pernambuco, in the 1990s. He received his degree in Architecture and urban planning from the Federal University of Pernambuco. Starting from reflections about affections and desires, Fefa uses secular oil painting techniques associated with digital compositions to investigate other possibilities for bodies and sexualities located outside of hegemonic norms. Fefa’s work highlights experiences that have been systematically cloistered and kept out of the public eye, such as tomboy disobedience, lesbian melancholy, transmasculine libidinous brotherhood and other experiences pertaining to his personal experience, dissident of the binary systems of gender and sexuality.

Video produced by Do Rio Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2022:

Flora Leite

Flora Leite is an artist and researcher. Her work moves through both independent and institutional spaces, where she proposes installations, texts and debates. Flora develops strategies to investigate the materiality of the world and her own field of work. By asking what (hi)stories and fictions do objects and spaces carry, Leite produces subterfuges of observation and negotiation of meaning, in art spaces and out of them.

Video produced by Do Rio Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2022:

Gabriela Massote

She works and studies in Rio de Janeiro. She is graduated in Art History at UERJ, also did a Post-Graduation in Photography and Image at UCAM. Master in Image and Culture by PPGAV-EBA (UFRJ). She is currently a PhD student in Image and Culture at PPGAV-EBA (UFRJ). She works with authorial photography, appropriate images and collages. Her research is mainly focused on issues related to representations of the male body in art.

Video produced by Do Rio Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2022:

Juliana dos Santos

Visual artist, master in art/education and doctoral candidate in Arts at the Institute of Arts, Universidade Estadual Paulista UNESP. She has been holding group exhibitions with works in installation, video, painting, performance, photography and multimedia. Juliana has been investigating the color blue of the flower Clitória Ternátea as a possibility of color as a sensitive experience in the process of expanding the senses. Her research takes place at the intersection between art, history, and education, with an interest in how black artists have engaged in practices to deal with the limits of representation.

Video produced by Do Rio Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2022:

Maria Laet

Maria Laet was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1982, where she continues to live and work. She shows her work individually since 2010. She participated in the biennials: 33rd Bienal de São Paulo: Affective Affinities (2018); and 18th Biennale of Sydney: All Our Relations (2012). She had her solo show Almost Nothing, as part of the project OTIUM#4, at the IAC Villeurbanne/ Rhône-Alpes, France (2019). She has participated in numerous group exhibitions.

Video produced by Do Rio Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2022:

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