Denilson Baniwa. Photo: Disclosure

One of the most important and outstanding awards in the field of visual arts in Brazil, the PIPA Award announced the winner of its online category – Denilson Baniwa – and the four finalists of its main category – Berna Reale, Cabelo, Guerreiro do Divino Amor and Jaime Lauriano .

Baniwa is 35 years old and was born in the village of Darí, on the Rio Negro, Amazonas. According to PIPA's text, “he is an anthropophagous artist, as he appropriates Western languages ​​to decolonize them in his work. The artist in his contemporary trajectory consolidates himself as a reference, breaking paradigms and opening paths to the protagonism of indigenous people in the national territory”.

The PIPA Online Award, with open participation, received a total of 24.441, distributed among the 56 participants in the category. Baniwa will be awarded with a donation of R$ 15 thousand and must donate a work to the PIPA Institute, to be defined in common agreement between the artist and the coordination.

For the main category of the award, four finalists were chosen by a board, from 67 names participating. Berna Reale, Cabelo, Guerreiro do Divino Amor and Jaime Lauriano have already secured a donation of BRL 30 each, and will participate in the 2019 PIPA Prize Finalists Exhibition, from August 10 to September 28, 2019 at Vila Aymoré, in Rio de Janeiro. January.

One of the four will be chosen by the jury as the winner of the edition, and will receive another R$ 30 thousand for the development of an artistic project. The announcement takes place on the 20th of September.

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