The full list of nominees for the 2019 PIPA Award was released this Friday, the 15th, on the institution's website. Among the 76 names are contemporary artists of different ages who work with different platforms, including Ana Prata, Berna Reale, Bruno Dunley, Erika Verzutti, Paulo Nimer Pjota, Lia Chaia, Daniel Jablonsky, Daniel de Paula, Maxwell Alexandre, Vivian Caccuri , Marina Rheingantz, Regina Parra, Letícia Ramos, Armando Queiroz, Jaime Lauriano, Marilá Dardot, Cristiano Lenhardt, Rosana Paulino and the collective OPAVIVARÁ. Check the complete list here.
From the list of 76 participants, the four finalists will be chosen, who receive R$ 30 thousand reais each and donate a work to the PIPA Institute, and then the big winner, who receives another R$ 30 thousand for the development of a project . The winner of the PIPA Online (public vote) also comes from the initial list, who receives R$ 15 and donates a work to the institute.
The process of choosing the nominees and winners goes through different stages and juries: the Council, with the representatives of the Roberto Vinhaes, Lucrécia Vinhaes and Luiz Camillo Osorio award and the guests Flávio Pinheiro, Moacir dos Anjos, Luís Antônio Almeida Braga and Tadeu Chiarelli; the Nomination Committee, with 30 critics, artists and curators; and the Award Jury, not yet announced.
According to its official website, the award's mission is: “To disseminate Brazilian art and artists; to stimulate the national production of contemporary art, motivating and supporting new Brazilian artists (not necessarily young); in addition to serving as an alternative model for the third sector”. From 2010 onwards, the winners were, respectively, Renata Lucas, Tatiana Blass, Marcius Galan, Cadu, Alice Miceli, Virginia de Medeiros, Paulo Nazareth, Bárbara Wagner and Arjan Martins.