Watch videointerviews with PIPA 2023 Participating Artists and visit their pages

In this fourteenth edition of PIPA Prize, there is a total of 73 Participating Artists – of which 61 were nominated for the first time – chosen by the Nominating Committee. As the last two editions, the Prize is focused on a more recent production, being directed to artists who 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 careers who develop distinguished works.

An important moment of every edition takes place with the creation of pages for each Participating Artist on the Prize’s websites (in English and in Portuguese): all artists participating have their own page, with images of works, texts, videos, information about the trajectory, among other contents. These pages that are being created now, added to the existing ones, constitute a source for research on Brazilian contemporary art, and can be later updated with the submission of more material by the artists, thus always being up to date with the new moments of each one’s production.

In addition to this content, the pages also have a videointerview offered by PIPA and carried out by the Do Rio Filmes production company, a format that allows the artists to present their work to the public in a closer and more personal way. These videos are being gradually added to their pages, as they are finished, and will be announced on the Prize’s platforms as well.

In this post, we present bellow recently created pages and videointerviews with some of the PIPA 2023 Participating Artists:

Alan Oju holds a bachelor’s degree in History from the Santo André Foundation (2010) followed by a Master’s in Visual Poetics from the School of Communications and Arts – USP (2018). Alan creates interventions, photos, videos, performances, objects, paintings, and installations using cartographic techniques.

Oju spent 2013–14 taking part in the LABMIS Photography Residency at the Museu da Imagem e Som. He received the Artistic Research Scholarship from the Oficina Cultural Oswald de Andrade in 2014, and in 2015 he presented his first solo exhibition, “Fragmentos,” which was organized by Coletivo Ágata. In cultural institutions such as the Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR-RJ), Museu de Arte de Ribeiro Preto (MARP-SP), Museu da Imagem e do Som (MIS-SP), Centro Universitário Maria Antonia (SP), and Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo (EAC – Uruguay), among others, he took part in multiple group shows. In 2016, he received the Visualidade Nascente – Visual Arts award from the Pro-Rectory of the University of São Paulo. In 2019, he received the “Foto Única” award from the Paranapiacaba Photography Festival. In 2020, he received the Aldir Blanc and Arte Como Respiro – Audiovisual by Itaú Cultural acquisitions awards. In 2021, he received the Iniciativa Cultural prize from the Santo André city hall.

Visit the artist’s page here.

Video produced by Do Rio Filmes exclusively for PIPA Prize 2023:

Daughter of Liduina and granddaughter of Maria and Alice. Born in the Federal District (Brazil), raised in the satellite cities of Taguatinga and Vicente Pires. Leo. Her research, in the language of painting, investigates the representation of animals, their relationships with humans and the way in which these relationships impact both. She defines herself as an animalist. Holds a bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts from UnB and a master’s degree in Visual Poetics from ECA-USP.

Visit the artist’s page here.

Video produced by Do Rio Filmes exclusively for PIPA Prize 2023:

Desali has a degree in Plastic Arts from the Guignard School (UEMG). He has participated in the exhibitions: “Historias Brasileiras” at MASP, “Quilombo: vida, problemas e aspirações do negro”, INHOTIM, “Brasil Futuro”, National Museum of the Republic in Brasília, “Enciclopédia Negra” at the Pinacoteca de São Paulo; exhibition “Carolina Maria de Jesus: A Brazil for the Brazilians” at the Moreira Salles Institute; “Sertão”, Panorama 36 at MAM, Bolsa Pampulha at MAP and 32 edition of the Pará Art Show and Itajaí Show and the Goiás Show plus the Pivô residence cycle research. He has works acquired by the Centro Cultural São Paulo (CCSP), in the collection “Arte da Cidade”, in the collection of the Pampulha Museum of Art (MAP) and in the collection of the Pinacoteca de São Paulo, Museu da Inconfidência in Ouro Preto, MG. Creator of the Piolho Nababo Collective, for ten years in Belo Horizonte, he travels through multiple languages, including graffiti, photography, video and urban intervention, promoting the contact between the margin and the center, questioning the traditional artistic institutions and their colonialism, contaminating these spaces with the streets.

Visit the artist’s page here.

Video produced by Do Rio Filmes exclusively for PIPA Prize 2023:

With a bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts from the Federal University of Paraná, Brazil, Érica Storer is a visual artist and educator. Among the exhibitions in which she participated, the solo exhibitions “Prometo Falhar”, at the Boiler gallery, in Curitiba, Brazil, (2019), and “Como fazer um buraco em uma pedra com uma colher”, at the Paranaense Museum, in Curitiba, Brazil, stand out. The group exhibitions include the 7th EDP Arts Award, at Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil, (2020), the Festival Camelo, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, (2022), the 30th MAJ Award, Sesc Ribeirão Preto and Consolação, São Paulo, Brazil (2022).

She also participated in performance festivals such as the Venice International Performance Art Week, Venice, Italy (2020), the FREE FEM RADICAL performance festival, Cologne, Germany (2019), the Curitiba International Biennial Performance Week (2018), the Cuerpas Festival, Chile (2018), and the SP-Arte performance program, in São Paulo (2017). Finally, she joined artistic residencies at the Institut Supérieur des Beaux-Arts in Besançon, France (2019), at URRA in Buenos Aires, Argentina (2023) and currently at FAAP, São Paulo (2023). Her poetic research transits between the tradition of long-term performance, video and installation, as a strategy to create fictions and constrain the agreements between neoliberal ethics and contemporary cognitive work.

Visit the artist’s page here.

Video produced by Do Rio Filmes exclusively for PIPA Prize 2023:

Keep an eye on PIPA Prize’s website and social media to check out each week new pages of the Participating Artists, and to watch their videointerviews.



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