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:

André Mendes holds a degree in Graphic Design from PUC-PR. His research and production are focused on drawing, painting, sculpture, installations, and spatial interventions. He is interested in the materiality of color and its behavior as a fluid, and his work overflows and also flirts with other surfaces of the world around him – sculptural and architectural. André embraces the imprecision that permeates practices and promotes encounters and experiences between techniques and languages. Among his main solo exhibitions are “LADOS LADOS,” 2022, at the Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Curitiba, Brazil, where he not only exhibited but also conducted more than 10 workshops open to the public and guided tours. “Ainda não,” 2019, Matèria Gallery, Rome, Italy, “ESTADO,” 2018, Zilda Fraletti Gallery, Curitiba, Brazil, “Antes do Fim,” 2018, Cloitre des Billettes, Paris, France, Solo Project Art Basel 2016, Ricardo Fernandes Gallery, Basel, Switzerland.

André Mendes is a specialist in murals and works on projects as an artist, muralist, and art educator.

Visit the artist’s page here.

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

Received an Architecture degree from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in 2012, with the first virtual thesis “La Ciudad del Futuro en el Cine” [The City of the Future in Cinema], bio-digital urban architectural conceptual proposals, presented at the IXTLI laboratory, a virtual reality room with 3D projections. The artist, creator of the BIO-FUTURE and ELEKTRO-SHAMANISM concepts, researches ancestry and its connections with the fields of spirituality, technology, nature and the future. He develops hybrid creations between the analogue-natural and the technological-digital, crossing audiovisual arts, fashion, digital architecture, ritualistic performances, immersive concerts and multimedia exhibitions. Among the activities carried out are: “Sexual Diversity Concert” at the Museu del Chopo (Mexico 2017); “BIOS” exhibition at the A Pilastra gallery (Guará 2017); “BIO-BORGS Brasília Mapping Festival” concert at the Museu Nacional da República (Brasília 2019 ); the multimedia exhibition “NAHUALES E ENCANTADOS” at the Casa de Cultura Oca Brasil (Alto Paraíso 2022) and at the Memorial dos Povos Indígenas (Brasília 2023).

Visit the artist’s page here.

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

CAROLINE RICCA LEE (b. 1990) is a Sino-Japanese Brazillian transdisciplinary artist and researcher, born and based in São Paulo, Brazil. Their work is driven by speculative fiction of memory, identity, and ancestry. Through a transdisciplinary practice, fields such as sculpture, performance, multimedia installations, speculative design, and writing, are entangled to create a testing ground to collide fiction and reality; dream and trauma; love and chaos; in this bargain between the historical and the mythical, the artists create territories, entities, and narratives that aim to represent a complex, dynamic, and shapeshifting kind of experience. Develops an intersectional praxis between art, critical writing and decolonial studies, thereby their main areas of research are Asian identities from Latin America, Decolonial Feminism, and Subversion of Gender.

They was an artist-in-residence at residenzPLUSbrasil16 (Internationales Künstlerhaus Villa Waldberta, Munich, 2016), organized by Plattform PLUSbrasil. Selected exhibitions: From flying to breathing nostrils, wide arms, messages in the wind (HOA Gallery, São Paulo, 2023); 1st National Contemporary Art Hall of Goiás (Museum of Contemporary Art of Goiás, Goiânia, 2022); This my letter (Museum of Afro-Brazillian History and Culture, Rio de Janeiro, 2022), 31° Exhibition Program (Cultural Center of São Paulo, São Paulo, 2021); Curação (Cultural Center of São Paulo, São Paulo, 2020). Represented by HOA Gallery.

Visit the artist’s page here.

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

Julia Arbex is a Brazilian visual artist based in Rio de Janeiro. She has a Masters degree from the Universidade Federal Fluminense (2018), where she studied Contemporary Arts. Her work has been shown internationally, including at Salón Acme (Mexico 2023), The Silence of tires tongues (Framer Framed – Amsterdan 2022), Drawing Box Pop up Show (Onkaf Gallery – India 2022), Sol a Sol (São Paulo, 2022), Mirantes (Rio de Janeiro 2021) and others. Her artistic practice permeates the geopolitical and geological relationships of the planet Earth that are constantly changing and reconfiguring themselves. She focuses not only in the image, but in the body of the materials, in the encounter between them.

Visit the artist’s page here.

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

Tiago Sant’Ana is a visual artist, with a PhD in Culture and Society from the Federal University of Bahia. His works usually deal with the process of producing history and memory – especially those related to Afro-Brazilian and diaspora identities. He was awarded the ZUM Photography Scholarship by Instituto Moreira Salles (2021), awarded the Soros Arts Fellowship (2020) and winner of the Foco ArtRio Award (2019).

He participated in national and international exhibitions such as “Histórias brasileiras” (2022) and “Histórias afro-atlânticas” (2018), at MASP, “Enciclopédia negra” (2021), at Pinacoteca de São Paulo, “Um defeito de cor” (2022) and “O Rio dos Navegantes” (2019), at Museu de Arte do Rio, “Axé Bahia: The power of art in an afro-brazilian metropolis” (2017), at The Fowler Museum and “Reply All” (2016), at Grosvenor Gallery UK. His works are part of collections such as MASP – Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Denver Art Museum, Pinacoteca de São Paulo, Museu de Arte do Rio, Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia and Instituto Moreira Salles.

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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