Until 2018, the four finalists of each edition donated an artwork to MAM-Rio to contribute to the expansion of the museum’s collection. Since the annual exhibition moved to Villa Aymoré, the four finalists now donate an artwork to the PIPA Institute. In 2019, Berna Reale, Cabelo, Guerreiro do Divino Amor e Jaime Lauriano – in addition to Denilson Baniwa, PIPA Online 2019 Winner – donated a work to the Institute.
Guerreiro do Divino Amor
The artist was chosen by the Award Jury as the PIPA Prize 2019 and received an extra donation of R$30.000 to develop a project of his choice. His research explores the Superfictions, hidden forces that interfere in the construction of territory and of the collective imaginary. He creates a universe of science fiction from fragments of reality, that results in films, publications and installations.
Berna Reale is an artist and a forensic expert in Belém. Problems concerning power relations and their potential to engender violence have been the main focus of her production.
Merging different knowledge areas and life experiences, Cabelo produces drawings, paintings, sculptures, songs, performances, videos and installations, as manifestations of poetry and considers himself a poet, musician and visual artist.
His works synthesize the content of his researches and formalization strategies, calling us to examine the structures of power involved in the production of history. In audiovisual pieces, objects and critical texts, Lauriano shows how violent relations maintained between the institutions of power and State control and subjects shape the subjective processes of society.
Denilson Baniwa is an anthropophagous artist: he appropriates Western languages to then “decolonize” them in his work. The artist, in his contemporary trajectory, has consolidated himself as a reference, breaking paradigms and opening paths to the protagonism of the indigenous people in the national territory.