Gustavo Ballvé on April 13th, 2010
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IP has just announced an annual art prize, Prêmio Investidor Profissional de Arte (PIPA) in a pioneering partnership with MAM-Rio, Rio de Janeiro’s modern art museum. Roughly translating from PIPA’s website, the idea is to stimulate and recognize emerging artists with a relevant cash award and, in line with IP’s global view, an international residence program – all the while stimulating MAM-Rio’s continuous improvement efforts and the city of Rio de Janeiro.

Update (April 14th, 2010): O Globo newspaper has kindly authorized that we use this PDF version of their story!

Selected details:

Awards: The main prize winner takes home R$ 100,000.00 (R$ 75,000 in cash and R$ 25,000 for the international internship program), while the Public’s Choice winner gets R$ 20,000.00 in cash. If the same artist wins both he accumulates the awards.

The selection process: A Board of 5 to 7 members will choose approx. 30 “indicators” among artists, art dealers, curators, gallery owners and art critics to nominate up to 5 artists each. The Board will then choose 4 finalists who will have the opportunity to exhibit their works at MAM-Rio for a period. During this exhibit the public can vote for their favorite artist to win the Public’s Choice award. The Board will announce both prize winners by the end of October.

Important dates:

April 14th: Launch interview in São Paulo;

April 30th: PIPA Board formed;

May 31st: Indicators announced;

– July 15th: PIPA Finalists announced;

– September 18th: The PIPA exhibit at MAM begins;

– October 28th: Award ceremony!


PIPA story at O Globo, brazil’s leading newspaper (in portuguese)

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