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:

Felipe Abdala is a visual artist and researcher. He has a degree in Art History from UERJ (2015) and a Master in Arts from the same institution (2023). His practice starts from drawing to think the artistic gesture as a mark and a way to denounce and affirm its existence, expanding the limits of the medium to other possibilities.

Currently, he focuses on the idea of phagia in artistic making: the ways of eating, the alimentary process, the grabbing, the biting, and everything is placed around this universe. However, Abdala seeks a certain kind of phagia that goes against its most common meaning, related to the action of ingesting, of putting matter into a body or space. Beyond this, the artist proposes a phagic act that takes place outside the body, that attaches, assimilates, and takes for itself that which was immediately before understood as the outside. In this way, his artistic process has brought together the mouth, a mechanism that frequently assumes such a role, with other body structures of defense and/or attack, such as claws, nails, tails, horns, tongues, fangs, and beaks.

Visit the artist’s page here.

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

Froiid is a multidisciplinary artist and curator, with a master’s degree in Visual Arts from Minas Gerais State University (PPGARTES/UEMG), and a degree in Fine Arts from Guignard School. In his objects, actions, and installations, he elaborates the relations between games, rascality, art, and Brazilian peripheral culture. By experimenting with the rules of games such as soccer, snooker and gambling, he seeks to overcome the dualism between norm and freedom, institution and creation, individual and society. He was a resident of Bolsa Pampulha (2022) and winner of the Décio Noviello de Artes Visuais prize (2020). His works have been exhibited at Palácio das Artes, Belo Horizonte (2020-2021, 2014); Museu Nacional de Brasília (2018); Festival Internacional de Fotografia (FIF), Ipatinga and Belo Horizonte (2018, 2017); and Sesc Palladium, Belo Horizonte (2012).

Visit the artist’s page here.

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

Marina Caverzan graduated in Visual Arts at Faculdade Santa Marcelina (FASM), São Paulo, Brazil, and has an addition of Fashion Design and Astronomy to her academic formation. Through the gaze to several fields of human thought — like alchemy, esotericism, mathematics, physics, architecture and literature — united with elements of symbolic languages and research on astronomy’s presence and sacred rituals in different cultures, she creates hidden and symbolic spaces in her works. Uses formal geometry’s structures, unfolded in bi and tridimensional languages, where she questions notions of perspective and spatial orders, tensing through visual indexes a dimension between interior and exterior, public and secret.

Visit the artist’s page here.

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

Nay Jinknss is a Black, lesbian woman, born and raised in Ananindeua, Pará. She graduated in Visual and Tech Arts Image at the University of Amazonia (UNAMA), is currently a Master’s student in Poetics and Processes of Acting in Arts at UFPA and a member of Coletiva Mamana. Nay works as a visual artist, social educator, LGBTQIAP+ artivist and researcher. In her process of documentation, she uses the methodology of shared photography and well-being developed by photographer and professor João Ripper. She has a long-standing documentation on the Ver o Peso Market and has done works for vehicles such as Uol Ecoar, Folha de São Paulo, WWF, Natura and National Geographic Brasil. The artist was the winner of the 4th season of Arte na Fotografia, on the Arte1 channel. As a Researcher, she seeks to tackle, through decolonial thinking, problematic issues regarding the construction of the Brazilian iconographic imaginary. Because thinking about a shared photograph is to allow the other, who has always been in front of the camera as a target, to express themselves so that they do not become hostages of single stories.

Visit the artist’s page here.

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

 

Her artistic work process is based on reflections related to the following issues: embroidery time, expanded time and attempts to slow it down; the time of plants and their relationship with people and their beliefs; the capture and archiving of the things of the world; the memory of the present time; the way we try to store images and words and the way they tend to fade over time. In recent years, she has been developing work in embroidery, exploring the relationship between archives, plants, words, time and memory.

Yuli Anastassakis holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from IFCS/UFRJ and a master’s degree in Contemporary Artistic Processes from Ppgartes/UERJ. She took courses in video art, drawing and painting at EAV in Parque Lage and is currently part of the artistic monitoring group at NowHere, in Lisbon, with the orientation of Cristiana Tejo. She was assistant to the artists Barrão and Carlito Carvalhosa. Yuli works with art production since 1998.

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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