Finalists 2016

(this page was last updated in October 2017)

PIPA 2016 finalists will participate in an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro from 3rd September until 13th November. They are competing for the main award, PIPA – where the winner is chosen by the Award Jury and receives R$ 130 thousand and PIPA Popular Vote, where the winner wins R$ 24 thousand and is chosen by the public during the course of the exhibition.

Meet PIPA 2016 finalists. The announcement is made by PIPA’s Board member and the Curator of PIPA Institute Luiz Camillo Osorio in a video with the participation of the four finalists.

Meet PIPA 2016 finalists:

Clara Ianni
Gustavo Speridião
Luiza Baldan
Paulo Nazareth

In every edition of the Prize, the Board nominates four finalists based on the number of nominations each artist receives from the Nominating Committee.

The four finalists are the only artists competing for PIPA and PIPA Popular Vote, out of the participating artists of the seventh edition of the Prize.

PIPA: main category, where the winner is chosen by the Award Jury (whose members will be announced on 21st October). The winner will receive R$130,000, part of this amount is used to fund a three month residency programme at Residency Unlimited, in New York, USA. The Award Jury will chose the winner based on the exhibition at MAM-Rio, on an analysis of their trajectories and portfolios, in addition to the relevance and participation in an international artistic residency programme for the development of their career.

PIPA Popular Vote: second exclusive category for the finalists, where the public is invited to vote for their favourite artist during the course of the exhibition at MAM-Rio. The artist with the highest number of votes wins R$24,000.

Exhibition at MAM-Rio


Annually, the four finalists of each edition of the Prize participate in the PIPA 2016 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro, from September to November. Each artist can select the works which they will exhibit, in accordance to the Museum’s curators, respecting the available space for the exhibition. They will receive R$12,000, once confirming their participations, which will be used as expenditures for the installation of exhibition.

During the exhibition, an interactive space is built in the Museum, where the public is able to write commentaries, view exclusive videos and vote for the favourite artist in the category PIPA Popular Vote. The space, which coordinated by the art educators Virgínia Mota and Jean D. Soares, also hosts talks and debates on contemporary art.

Three months in an International Artistic Residency Programme in New York


As in the previous editions of PIPA, the winner of the main award participates, for the period of three months, in an international artistic residency programme. From 2010 to 2012, the winners would go to Gasworks, in London. Renata Lucas, Tatiana Blass and Marcius Galan, PIPA winners in 2010, 2011 and 2012, respectively, were the artists who took part in this programme, in London.

From 2013 until present, the winners take part in a residency programme at Residency Unlimited, in New York. Cadu, PIPA 2013 winner, was the first winning artist of the prize to join RU, followed by, Alice Miceli, PIPA 2014 winner. PIPA 2015 winner, Virginia de Medeiros, is currently in-residence.

RU is located within the former South Congregational Church in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. The space is flexible and multifunctional, functioning as a hub and meeting place for RU’s various Activities, including talks, screenings, performances and exhibitions. It is where residents meet with RU staff, do administrative work, and/or do research, and at times produce work on site. All resident related activities – including the weekly studio visits, monthly lunches, and technical support – are held in the church.

Residency Unlimited supports the creation, presentation and dissemination of contemporary art through its unique residency program and year-round public programs. We forge strategic partnerships with collaborating institutions to offer customized residencies designed to meet the individual needs of participating artists and curators. Residents benefit from our diverse network of partners, which allows for flexibility, customization and access to a wide range of services and resources including but not limited to studio/workspaces.

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