In 2016, PIPA awarded artists in four categories. The winners and the respective awards were as followed:
- Paulo Nazareth – Winner of PIPA 2016 and PIPA Popular Vote Exhibition 2016.
The artist received an award of R$130 thousand for the main prize, PIPA, part of this value (approximately 20%) will be used to fund her participation in an artistic residency programme at Residency Unlimited. In 2016, Virginia will reside in New York for three months and take part in the programme. The artist’s experience will be documented in a series of three special videos which will be published on PIPA’s websites during the course of her residency.
The winner of PIPA is elected by the Award Jury, which changes annually. In 2016, the Award Jury was composed by: Fernando Cocchiarale, Marisa Flórido, Júlia Rebouças, Milton Machado and Luiz Camillo Osorio.
Paulo Nazareth also won PIPA Popular Vote Exhibition, and received an additional R$ 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 790 votes given by the public during the duration of two months in which the exhibition was on view.
- Jaider Esbell – PIPA Online 2016 winner
Jaider Esbell received 3789 votes at the end of the 2nd round and was awarded with R$10 thousand
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.
- Arissana Pataxó – PIPA Online 2016 2nd place
The artist received 3686 votes from the public online and was awarded R$5 thousand.
Both artists will donated a work to PIPA Institute.
PIPA Online is the category of the Prize in which all participating artists of this current edition are invited to participate. Participation is no mandatory. The winner is defined by the number of votes received on his/hers page, here on the website. The main objective is to support and promote all nominees and Brazilian contemporary art through the internet.
Watch below the announcement of the winners of PIPA’s seventh edition: