One of the main objectives that led to the creation of PIPA, in 2010, was to support the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro (MAM- Rio).
In this regard it was decided that, in order to contribute to the expansion of the museum’s collection, with works of contemporary Brazilian artists, the four finalists of each edition of PIPA would donate an artwork to MAM- Rio.
The winners of each category this year (PIPA, PIPA Popular Vote Exhibition and PIPA Online) have also donated a work to PIPA Institute, the sponsor of the award.
Donations to PIPA Institute by the 2016 winners
Paulo Nazareth (finalist, PIPA 2016 winner and PIPA 2016 Popular Vote Exhibition winner) donated to PIPA Institute, one of the works he showed at the exhibition. Paulo Nazareth – Winner of PIPA 2016 and PIPA Popular Vote Exhibition 2016.
The artist received an award of R$130 thousand for the main prize, PIPA, part of this value (approximately 20%) will be used to fund her participation in an artistic residency programme at Residency Unlimited. The winner of PIPA is elected by the Award Jury, which changes annually. In 2016, the Award Jury was composed by: Fernando Cocchiarale, Marisa Flórido, Júlia Rebouças, Milton Machado and Luiz Camillo Osorio.
Paulo Nazareth also won PIPA Popular Vote Exhibition, and received an additional R$ 24 thousand as an award. This category is determined by the number of votes given by the public, who votes for the favourite artist, during the course of the Finalists exhibition at MAM-RIO. The artists received 790 votes given by the public during the duration of two months in which the exhibition was on view.
Nazareth donated two diptychs from the series “News of America” and 1 edition of each screenprint from the series “Products of Genocide”, exhibited at the Finalists exhibition at MAM-Rio. The series reflects on the extermination of indigenous populations and the appropriation of culture as consumer goods.
Jaider Esbell – PIPA Online 2016 winner
PIPA Online is the category of the Prize in which all participating artists of this current edition are invited to participate. Participation is no mandatory. The winner is defined by the number of votes received on his/hers page, here on the website. The main objective is to support and promote all nominees and Brazilian contemporary art through the internet. Jaider Esbell received 3789 votes at the end of the 2nd round and was awarded with R$10 thousand. Esbell donated the following work to PIPA Institute:
Arissana Pataxó – PIPA Online 2016 2nd place
The artist received 3686 votes from the public online and was awarded R$5 thousand. Pataxó donated the following work to PIPA Institute: