Tatiana Blass, “Half of the speech on the ground – deaf piano”, 2010, video 29’20”, Ed.2/5 +AP

We believe that Art has many important roles. It serves as open space to discuss and experiment new ideas and concepts. It has the power to unite people. It registers the most relevant discussions and innovations over time.

PIPA Institute was established in 2010 to support, help document and promote the development of Brazilian Contemporary Art.

PIPA Prize, the Institute’s first initiative, has grown bigger than just a Brazilian contemporary art award. Both the catalogues, and PIPA’s websites, and constitute an important research platform, used by collectors, curators, and gallerists, Brazilians, and foreigners. The websites feature a daily agenda of cultural events, critical texts, video-interviews and biographical pages of more than 350 artists who have been participated in the Prize throughout its eight editions. This number increases every year with new nominees. This exclusive material is what makes PIPA Prize “The Window into Brazilian Contemporary art”.

In 2016, Luiz Camillo Osorio became the Curator of the Institute, enhancing the process of commissioning and acquisitions. Osorio selected the theme “Displacement” to frame the collection.

Since March 2018, we have started showing the Institute’s collection in curated exhibitions.