"A cachorra giving birth", 2018, by Arivanio Alves

VAimed at stimulating the production of young artists, the EDP nas Artes Award announced the ten selected for its 7th edition, chosen among 456 applicants from different regions of the country. They are Arivanio Alves (Quixelô-CE), Davi de Jesus do Nascimento (Pirapora-MG), Emerson Munduruku – Uyra Sodoma (Manaus-AM), Érica Storer de Araújo (Curitiba-PR), Felipe Rezende (Salvador-BA), Gu da Cei (Ceilândia-DF), Hariel Revignet (Goiânia-GO), Luana Vitra (Contagem-MG), Talles Lopes (Anápolis-GO) and Yná Kabe Rodríguez (Brasília-DF).

The group will receive personalized support from the team of judges for the process of creating new works, which will be exhibited at the Instituto Tomie Ohtake at the end of the process. The opening of the exhibition and the announcement of the three final winners - awarded with international residencies - should take place on October 1 of this year, a date to be confirmed according to health and government guidelines regarding the control of the Covid-19 pandemic.

From the total number of entries, 20 names were pre-selected, through portfolio analysis, performed by a jury composed of the artists Arthur Chaves, Dora Longo Bahia and Elilson and the curators Amanda Carneiro and Theo Monteiro. After individual interviews by video call, the list of 10 selected was defined.

The EDP nas Artes Award is dedicated to artists born or residing in Brazil for at least two years, aged between 18 and 29. The initiative, in addition to the awards, includes a series of activities throughout the year, such as courses, lectures, lives and workshops in Brazilian regions where access to contemporary art is more restricted. In the previous edition, in 2018, the three awarded with international artistic residencies were Marie Carangi and Elilson from Recife and Iagor João Barbosa Peres from Rio de Janeiro.

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