(this page was last updated in May 2021)
Each edition, the PIPA Prize Board invites around 20 to 30 contemporary art experts to nominate artists with a recent trajectory, but with relevance in the Brazilian art circuit. The invitees (generally, collectors, curators, professors, critics, artists, and gallerists) then form the edition’s Nominating Committee. Some of this year’s members have already participated as artists or members of the Committee in previous editions of the Prize.
The PIPA Prize 2021 Nominating Committee is composed of 23 members, amongst Brazilian professionals from all over the country and foreigners, 13 of which are members for the first time. Each of them nominates from one to three artists to run for the tenth edition of the award, keeping in mind the relevance of the Prize for the development and growth of the Brazilian artistic production.
PIPA Prize awards Brazilian contemporary visual artists with a recent trajectory of 10 years maximum, whose works are already in evidence and known in the Brazilian contemporary art scene. PIPA’s Coordination avoids any deliberate arbitrary decision for understanding that the Committee’s nominations are more diverse, efficient and fair.
Meet the members of the Nominating Committee of PIPA Prize 2021: