(this page was last updated in July 2016)
In 2015, PIPA awarded artists in four categories. The winners and the respective awards were as followed:
- Virginia de Medeiros – Winner of PIPA 2015 and PIPA Popular Vote Exhibition 2015.
The artist received an award of R$130 thousand for the main prize, PIPA, part of this value (approximately 20%) will be used to fund her participation in an artistic residency programme at Residency Unlimited. In 2016, Virginia will reside in New York for three months and take part in the programme. The artist’s experience will be documented in a series of three special videos which will be published on PIPA’s websites during the course of her residency.
The winner of PIPA is elected by the Award Jury, which changes yearly. In 2015, the Award Jury was composed by: Cauê Alves, Gilberto Chateaubriand, Luiz Camillo Osorio, Pablo Leon de La Barra and Rosangela Rennó. To find out more about each Jury and the criteria used in determining the winner please click here.
Virginia de Medeiros also won PIPA Popular Vote Exhibition, and received an additional R$ 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 590, out of 1374 votes given by the public during the duration of two months in which the exhibition was on view.
- Luciana Magno – PIPA Online 2015 winner
The artists received R$12 thousand, including a participation in a residency programme in Instituto Sacatar. In 2016, Magno will reside for a period of two months in the island of Itaparica, located close to the city of Salvador, Bahia. The artist’s experience will also be recorded and featured on our websites.
The winner of this category was chosen, amongst the five artists with the higher number of internet votes given by the public online, by PIPA Online Jury, which in 2015 was composed by; Augusto Albuquerque, coordinator of Instituto Sacatar; Lucrecia Vinhaes, coordinator and board member of PIPA; and Luiz Camillo Osorio, PIPA coordinator.
- Ana Ruas – PIPA Online Popular Vote 2015 winner
The artist was awarded R$6 thousand for receiving the highest number of internet votes given by the public. Out of the 13364 calculated votes in the two respective rounds, Ana received 2184 votes.
Watch below the winner’s announcement of PIPA Prize sixth edition.
PIPA Popular Vote Exhibition:
PIPA Online and PIPA Online Popular Vote:
To watch more exclusive PIPA videos, click here.