In this fourteenth edition of PIPA Prize, there is a total of 73 Participating Artists – of which 61 were nominated for the first time – chosen by the Nominating Committee. As the last two editions, the Prize is focused on a more recent production, being directed to artists who had their first solo or group exhibition no longer than 15 years ago. The Prize’s goal is to be a boost for artists at the beginning of their careers who develop distinguished works.
An important moment of every edition takes place with the creation of pages for each Participating Artist on the Prize’s websites (in English and in Portuguese): all artists participating have their own page, with images of works, texts, videos, information about the trajectory, among other contents. These pages that are being created now, added to the existing ones, constitute a source for research on Brazilian contemporary art, and can be later updated with the submission of more material by the artists, thus always being up to date with the new moments of each one’s production.
In addition to this content, the pages also have a videointerview offered by PIPA and carried out by the Do Rio Filmes production company, a format that allows the artists to present their work to the public in a closer and more personal way. These videos are being gradually added to their pages, as they are finished, and will be announced on the Prize’s platforms as well.
In this post, we present bellow recently created pages and videointerviews with some of the PIPA 2023 Participating Artists:
Ana Lira is a visual artist, photographer, curator, radio host, writer and editor based in Brazil. She is a specialist in Social Communication (UFPE) with an emphasis on Theory and Critique of Culture. Her practice is directed mainly to strengthening collaborative creative practices, listening to the communities in which she is involved and dedicating special attention to dynamics involving day-to-day sensibilities. She also articulates perception and mediation processes in order to observe the corollary of power relations affecting day-to-day life and the manner in which we produce knowledge in the world.
Juliana Cerqueira Leite’s sculptures, drawings and videos depart from the need to reformulate how the human body is represented so that its form reflects volition, plurality, and the oscillation of a being that makes itself. Her work engages the history of figurative sculpture, destabilizing its narratives. Her practice explores notions of control over material, and the bodily translation of desire, will and intention.