PIPA Prize

Partial view of PIPA Prize 2017 exhibition at MAM-Rio, photo by Thaysa Paulo


PIPA Prizeis a partnership between PIPA Global Investments and the Museum of  Modern Art of Rio de JaneiroMAM-Rio, coordinated and sponsored by PIPA Institute exempt of tax benefits.


Promote Brazilian artists and MAM-Rio, encourage domestic production of contemporary art, support and award emerging artists. It is also to be an alternative blueprint for the third sector.


PIPA aims to reward artists that have already been highlighted for their artwork, and are already known in the Brazilian art circuit. It is not to reveal new talents. It is an award.


There are no entries to compete in the prize. All participants are nominated, each year, by the Nominating Committee composed of about 30 experts in Brazilian contemporary art from all regions of Brazil, and abroad, seeking for a comprehensive overview.

The Board selects 4 finalists, among all artists participating in the edition to present their works in an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro (MAM-Rio).            

PIPA Prize nominees  are annually invited to be a contestant for the following awards:

  • PIPA: the winner is chosen among the four finalists by the Award Jury.  Receiving a donation summing R$130,000 (including a funding for an artistic residency programme for a period of 3 months at Residency Unlimited, New York);
  • PIPA Popular Vote Exhibition: the winner is chosen among the four finalists by the public during the course of the exhibition at MAM-Rio. Receives a monetary donation of R$24,000;
  • PIPA Online: award open to all nominees.The two artists with the highest number of votes on pipa.org.br and pipaprize.com websites receive R$10,000 and R$5,000 respectively.


For more information visit www.pipaprize.com