Art Collection

The PIPA Institute collection focuses on works by  artists who have participated in PIPA Prize. The collection includes works donated through the Prize and acquisitions of works by the Institute.

Since 2010, all winning artists in each category of the Prize donate an artwork to the Institute – a collection which currently comprises of more than 30 artworks.

At the end of 2016, we began the process of acquisitions and/or commissions via Institute. This independent project focuses on the topic of “Displacement”.”Displacement” has, in truth, many definitions. It can mean the situation in which people or objects move from one place to another. It can be spontaneous or forced. Finally, according to Freud, displacement is an unconscious defense mechanism whereby the mind substitutes either a new aim or a new object for goals felt in their original form to be dangerous or unacceptable. By defining the subject, we are instigating a spectrum of possibilities of artists whose works relate to it. Hopefully, new ideas and point of views will emerge from it. It was also decided that the acquisition and commission project would be restricted to artists who have participated in at least one edition of the Prize, with the aim of acquiring a diversified set of works, documents, and studies pertaining to a specific project/series.

We believe in the importance of encouraging the development of artistic practices by supporting the production of new works and projects, with the mission to contribute to the international recognition and dissemination of Brazilian contemporary art. However, our greatest mission yet will be to share our passion and cultural knowledge by making the collection accessible to the public. The PIPA Institute collection will soon be available for viewing online and hopefully, in the future, in public spaces.

The collection is divided by:

  • Artworks commissioned by the Institute
  • Artworks acquired by the Institute
  • Artworks on loan
  • Artworks donated to the Institute by PIPA Prize winners (PIPA, PIPA Popular Vote and PIPA Online)
  • Artworks donated to the Institute by artists

Commissioned artworks

Alice Miceli, “In depth: minefields”, Angola series, 2018, 110 x 72cm

Henrique Oliveira, “Desnatureza 3”, 2018, permanent installation, 7.6 x 9 x 6m

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Bárbara Wagner e Benjamin de Burca, “RISE”, 2018, video, 20′

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Daniel Beerstecher, “Liberation 4.0”, 2018, video, 8′

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Works on loan


PIPA Prize winners donations


From 2019, the four PIPA Prize finalists must each donate an artwork to the PIPA Institute.


PIPA Popular Vote

PIPA Online

Donations by PIPA Prize artists