(this page was last updated in July 2023)
PIPA Prize is an initiative of PIPA Institute. It was designed to promote and give visibility to Brazilian art and artists and to encourage the domestic production of contemporary art.
The PIPA Prize aims to reward artists with a recent trajectory, initiated within the last 15 years, with a promising participation in the Brazilian art circuit. It’s worth mentioning that, as Brazil has several regional micro-scenarios – and we want to affirm them in their diversity -, this trajectory highlight may be thought locally with the expectation of its development beyond that context. They are nominated by people who are familiar with the Brazilian Contemporary Art scene. The participating artists run in two different categories: PIPA Prize and PIPA Online, as defined forward in this regulation.
1 – Definitions
For purposes of this regulation, the following definitions are taken:
1.1) PIPA Institute: based in the City and State of Rio de Janeiro, at Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 509 casa 1, Ipanema, CEP 22410-003, CNPJ/MF # 11.760.852/0001-05
1.2) PIPA Board: senior management board of PIPA including representatives of PIPA Institute and other renowned art experts, who work within the field of contemporary art.
1.3) PIPA Coordination: a team of employees and volunteers from PIPA Institute.
1.4) Nominating Committee: A group of 20 (twenty) to 30 (thirty) renowned professionals that work within the field of contemporary art, invited by PIPA’s Board, of which each member will nominate up to 3 (three) names of artists qualified to participate in the PIPA Prize.
1.5) Nominated Artist: artist who’s been nominated by at least one member of the Nominating Committee.
1.6) Participating Artist: the artist who, nominated by at least one member of the Nominating Committee, signs the “Terms of Participation” and meets all the requirements of PIPA Coordination within the terms fixed.
1.7) Awarded Artists: the 4 (four) artists chosen as winners of PIPA 2023 by the Board, amongst the Participating Artists (specified above on item 1.6).
1.8) PIPA Online: category in which all the Participating Artists (specified above on item 1.6), are invited to take part in an online voting.
1.9) Most Voted Artists: the first two artists with the highest number of votes after the second round of PIPA Online.
2 – Governance
2.1) The PIPA Board 2023 will be composed of the following eight (8) members:
○ Ana Cândida de Avelar
○ Bruno Scharfstein
○ Lucrécia Vinhaes
○ Luís Antônio Almeida Braga
○ Luiz Camillo Osorio
○ Marcelo Matos Araújo
○ Roberto Vinhaes
○ Tadeu Chiarelli
2.2) The PIPA Board has the following duties:
(i) To contribute to the credibility and visibility of PIPA, coordinating its management and execution.
(ii) To ensure compliance with the rules of PIPA, especially this regulation.
(iii) To coordinate the process of selecting members of the Nominating Committee and the nominated and awarded artists.
(iv) To discuss and propose possible changes in PIPA’s Regulation.
(v) To decide, ultimately, about all the possible omissions and all the questions that may be presented concerning this regulation and PIPA Prize.
3.1) Participation in PIPA Prize is free and takes place only through the acceptance of the invitation by the Nominated Artists.
3.2) The selection of the Participating Artists in PIPA Prize 2023 will occur as follows:
3.2.1) Each member of the Nominating Committee will nominate up to 3 (three) artists based on the criteria of being an artist with a recent and promising trajectory of 15 years of career maximum. The members of the Nominating Committee must have in mind the value of the award for the artistic development of the winner’s career.
3.2.2) PIPA’s Coordination will invite the Nominated Artists that were approved by the Board to take part in PIPA Prize. To become Participating Artists, the Nominated Artists must sign the “Terms of Participation” and meet all the requirements of PIPA Coordination within the terms fixed.
3.3) PIPA’s Board will select 4 (four) artists among the Participating Artists. These four will be considered the Awarded Artists and will be the winners of this edition of PIPA Prize.
3.4) Participation in PIPA Prize, as well as the accuracy of information provided for PIPA Prize’s Coordination, are the sole responsibility of the participants.
3.5) Neither members of the Nominating Committee nor employees of PIPA Institute can be accepted as PIPA Participating Artists.
3.6) Criteria for disqualification and exclusion from PIPA Prize:
3.6.1) Artists who do not fit in the nominating requirements.
3.6.2) Artworks that are not made by the Participating Artists.
3.6.3) Participants who commit any kind of fraud.
3.7) May also be disqualified and excluded from PIPA Prize:
3.7.1) Nominated Artists who do not present all required documents within the time limit established by PIPA Prize’s Coordination.
3.7.2) Nominations by members of the Nominating Committee received after the time limit established by PIPA Coordination.
4 – The Prize
4.1) All Participating Artists will be entitled to:
4.1.1) A profile page at PIPA website, Portuguese version (www.pipa.org.br)
4.1.2) A profile page at PIPA website, English version (www.pipaprize.com)
4.1.3) Take part in a video produced exclusively for PIPA 2023 to be published on PIPA’s websites.
4.1.4) Insertion in PIPA Prize 2023’s catalogue.
4.1.5) Receive a copy of the PIPA Prize 2023 printed catalogue.
4.2) The PIPA Online category will happen in two rounds. Artists who obtain more than 500 votes in the first round move on to the second round. The score will be reset at the beginning of the second round.
4.2.1) The two most voted artists at the end of the second round of the online voting will receive R$5,000 (five thousand reais).
4.2.2) If only one artist receives more than 500 votes in the first round, they will be announced as the PIPA Online most voted artist and a second round won’t be necessary.
4.2.3) If no artist receives more than 500 votes in the first round, no artist will receive the donation of R$5,000 (five thousand reais)
4.2.4) In the first round, each person can vote for as many artists as they want to. However, to validate the vote for a certain artist, they must vote for at least two other artists.
18.104.22.168) In each round, each artist can only be voted once per person.
4.2.5) In the second round, each person can vote for as many artists qualified for the second round as they want to. However, one vote for the prefered artist will be enough for the vote to be validated.
4.2.6) If any irregularity, votes from inauthentic accounts or if frauds are identified, illegitimate votes will be discounted from the final result of any of the rounds.
PIPA Prize – Awarded Artists
4.3) The 4 (four) Awarded Artists, who are the winners of the PIPA Prize 2023, will be entitled to:
4.3.1) Highlighted insertion in the PIPA 2023 catalogue, including a critical text written exclusively for the catalogue by an art critic of the artist’s choice. The art critic will receive a payment established by the PIPA Institute.
4.3.2) A group exhibition at Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, expected to happen between September 9th and November 12, 2023.
4.3.3) An online exhibition/takeover at PIPA’s websites and social media. The Institute suggests that the artists produce something specially for the occasion, but it is not mandatory to do so. The idea is for the takeover to work as a virtual exhibition of the Awarded Artists and that it contributes to a broader promotion of their works.
4.3.4) For the Awarded Artists’ Virtual Takeover, the artists are entitled to six posts on PIPA’s websites and social media. These posts include the extra material of the Awarded Artists for the catalogue (the critical text by a critic/curator invited by the artist, a conversation with Luiz Camillo Osorio and images of the works); a video interview made by the hired video producer; in addition to a video by the artist. This video’s theme must be communicated to PIPA Institute’s curatorship in advance, as stated in the item 6.5.
4.3.5) The Awarded Artists will each receive a donation of R$20,000.00 (twenty thousand reais) in two instalments, the first of which is R$10,000.00 (ten thousand reais). The first instalment will be paid when the Awarded Artist’s Agreement Term is signed and all the documentation and data required by the PIPA Coordination are delivered. The second instalment of R$10,000.00 will be paid 3 months after the first instalment.
4.4) The Prize – Additional information
4.4.1) One artist may be among the four Awarded Artists of the PIPA Prize and also be one of the two most voted artists of the PIPA Online, thus receiving the corresponding donation.
4.4.2) The Awarded Artist(s) who does(do) not comply with the requirements of this regulation will be disqualified and will lose the donation(s) and benefits.
4.4.3) The submission of images that will comprise PIPA’s annual catalogue, referred to on the item 4.1.4, shall be the sole and exclusive responsibility of the Participating Artists themselves, who must send the files in accordance with the request of the PIPA Prize Coordination.
5 – Participating Artists’ duties
5.1) All Nominated Artists must sign the Agreement Term of Participation as an artist and send the material requested by the PIPA’s Coordination within the established deadline to confirm their participation in the PIPA Prize 2023.
5.2) All Participating Artists must submit the data requested by the PIPA’s Coordination for the creation of their page on the website and on the printed catalogue within the established deadlines to confirm their participation in PIPA Prize 2023.
6 – Awarded Artists’ duties (Winners of PIPA Prize 2023)
6.1) The four Awarded Artists must sign the Agreement Term as an Awarded Artist and send the data requested by the PIPA’s Coordination within the deadline established to confirm their selection as Awarded Artists in the Prize’s current edition.
6.2) All donation amounts to artists described in this regulation correspond to the total disbursement to be made by the PIPA Institute. It is up to the artists and/or their galleries, when applicable, to afford all expenses relating to their respective participation in the PIPA Prize and to the fulfilment of the obligations established herein, including but not limited to travel tickets, food, insurance, assembly and disassembly, transport of works, delivery of works donated, payment of any taxes or penalties for ECAD (when they use music in their works), etc.
6.3) All amounts donated by the PIPA Institute to the artists are gross, i.e. any taxes, fees, contributions, fines, interest on late payments etc. are the responsibility of the artists.
6.4) The four Awarded Artists must present to the PIPA Institute’s curatorial team a list of the work(s) that will be shown at the PIPA Prize exhibition at Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at least one month before the opening of the show.
6.5) The four Awarded Artists must present to the PIPA Institute’s curatorial team, if they wish to, up to one month prior to the opening of the Virtual Takeover, all the data including videos to be posted on the PIPA’s digital platforms.
6.6) The participants of the PIPA Prize, including the Awarded Artists, assume full and sole responsibility concerning all and any claims by third parties who claim to be disadvantaged by their participation.
6.7) The participants of the PIPA Prize, allow the use of their names, images and voices, free of charge in any promotion related to the PIPA Prize and the PIPA Institute.
6.8) The four Awarded Artists of PIPA Prize 2023 allow the use of any and all data produced for the Virtual Takeover of the Awarded Artists of the PIPA Prize 2023, free of charge, in any promotion related to the PIPA Prize and the PIPA Institute.
6.9) The four Awarded Artists that will take part in the exhibition at Paço Imperial must give priority to the PIPA Institute in acquiring exhibited works that do not belong to collectors. The acquisition price must be agreed between the parties.
7 – In-person Exhibition
7.1) Projection and sound equipment must be brought by the artist, unless there is a possibility of using the PIPA Institute’s equipment. The exhibition space for each artist is defined by the exhibition coordinator and designer, bearing in mind the specific characteristics of each work and the conditions of the Paço Imperial. All changes must go through the scrutiny of the PIPA Institute team and be decided in common agreement with the artists.
7.2) The Awarded Artists are advised to present unseen artworks, but this is not a requirement of PIPA Prize. The organisation suggests that, according to the dimensions of the work, the artist shall present more than one work. The Participating Artist is solely responsible for its authorship and will also be legally liable in the event of plagiarism or any other inquiry concerning the veracity of the informed authorship.
7.3) Any matters regarding the exhibition at the Paço Imperial must be articulated between the artists, or their respective teams, and the PIPA Institute’s team, and not directly taken to the Paço’s team.
7.4) The nature of the Awarded Artists exhibition is collective, therefore not competitive. The PIPA Institute curatorial team guides the artists so that their respective works share equitably and harmoniously the exhibition space, in a way that respects all those involved.
8 – Virtual Takeover
8.1) In case the Awarded Artists wish to present for the Virtual Takeover works that exist exclusively on the online environment and that depend on websites and platforms other than the PIPA ones (premiopipa.com and pipaprize.com), such domiciles will be under the responsibility of the artist. The Prize’s exhibition page is formatted by the Coordination of the PIPA Institute, bearing in mind the specific characteristics of each work and the conditions of WordPress (software used on the PIPA website). All changes pass through the scrutiny of the Coordination and are decided in common agreement with the artists.
8.2) For the Virtual Takeover, the Awarded Artists are encouraged to present new works specially conceived for the digital/online media, but this is not a requirement of the PIPA Prize. The exhibition will be exclusively virtual. Each Awarded Artist is solely responsible for the rights of their works and will be judicially held responsible in case of forgery or in any inquiry regarding the veracity of the informed authorship.
9 – General
9.1) The PIPA Prize has an exclusively cultural nature, not involving any kind of chance or connection with the purchase of products or services and therefore not dependent on any official agency authorization, under Law 5.768/71 and other applicable legal provisions.
9.2) The PIPA Institute reserves itself the right, at its own discretion, to change the terms of this regulation, informing participants in advance through notices on the PIPA Prize’s website, always bound by legal principles and respect for the participants.
9.3) The selection and judging criteria are the ones set directly by the PIPA Board, whose decisions are final and sovereign and there will be no possible revisions.
9.4) Loss of entitlement to the donation will occur if the winner in question is unable to receive it. In this case, the right to the donation will be transferred to the participant ranked in the subsequent position.
9.5) Any question, dispute or situation not covered by this regulation shall be assessed and decided by the PIPA’s Board, whose decision is sovereign and unappealable.
9.6) Participation in the PIPA Prize implies full agreement with this regulation.
9.7) This is a free translation from the regulation in its official version, in Portuguese.