The six winners of the II Sergio Motta Cultural Award were announced by the Sergio Motta Institute and the State of São Paulo?s Culture department on November 26, 2001 in a ceremony at Sala São Paulo in the city?s downtown area. Leading personalities from the cultural and political communities attended the event, including First Lady Ruth Cardoso, José Serra (Minister of Health), Paulo Renato (Minister of Education), and the state?s Culture secretary Marcos Mendonça.

The award-winners were Bruno Lopes de Abreu Lima, Laércio Redondo, Sônia Andrade, Caio Reisenwitz, Leandro J. Selister and Ricardo Barreto. Three R$ 15,000 awards were made for ?concluded work?, while the other three received R$ 12,000 incentive bursaries to help finish projects in progress. Three ?honorable mention? awards were made to artists André Ricardo Mehmari, Lara Pinheiro and Lea Van Steen, and Silvia Regina F. de Laurentiz.

The 2nd Sergio Motta Cultural Award surpassed all expectations in terms of the number and scope of works submitted by artists from all over Brazil. There were 191 entries and the Selection Commission designated another 24 works. Judging took from the 25th to the 28th of September to nominate 31 works by artists living in 7 different states.

|Work Concluded|

Sonia Andrade-It were but madness now t´impart the skill of speculare stone

Laércio Redondo-Kidnapping Images

Bruno Lopes de Abreu Lima-4′33 de voz do Brasil para John Cage

|Incentive bursary awards|

Caio Reizewitz -“A Conquista” – “Ocupação”

Leandro Selister -Intervenções urbanas

Ricardo Barreto e Paula Perssinoto-File

|Hors Concours|

André Mehmari-Mulé Rendeira

Silvia Laurentis-sem título

Lara Pinheiro e Lea Van Steen-Paisagem

|Nominees|

Alex Gabassi-Rafael França, obra como testamento

Aluizio Arcela Junior-Inside Music

André Mehmari-Cinco sujeitos nos Alpes / Mulé Rendeira

Caetano Dias-The Physical Impossibility – Corpus Christi

Daniela Kutschat e Rejane Cantoni -OP_Era

Eduardo Kac-Genesis

Gilbertto Prado-Desertesejo

Grupo COMfluencia-Adstrictus

Grupo de Pesquisa Corpos Informáticos-Telepresença

Grupo Pexbaa-Feudo / Strato Cumulus Nimbus

Ivani Lucia Oliveira de Santana-Corpo Aberto

Jurandir Müller e Kiko Goifman-Morte Densa

Lara Pinheiro e Lea Van Steen-Paisagem

Maurício Dias e Walter Riedweg-Night Shift

Rivane Neuenschwander e Cao Guimaraes-Inventário das pequenas mortes

SDVilla-O Andarilho

Silvio Ferraz-Cortazar, ou quarto com caixa vazia

Tatiana Cerveira de Souza-Antonio Dias

Christine Mello-Extremidades – vídeo no Brasil

Leandro J. Selister-Cotidiano

Lucas Bambozzi-METAVIGILIA

Paula de Lima Troppe-Anima

Paulo Bruschy-Assim se fax uma rede

Paulo Mattos Angerami-Omnivisao

Pedro Perez Machado-(Máquina²)/2

Silvia Regina Ferreira de Laurentiz-Percorrendo Escrituras

|Jury members 2nd Award|

The 2nd Award jury members were Benjamin Taubkin (musician, instrumentalist and consultant with Itaú Cultural), Fernando Cocchiarale (art critic and curator, Museu de Arte Moderna), Martin Grossmann (professor, School of Communication and Arts, USP and vice-director of Museu de Arte Contemporânea, USP), Milton Sogabe (professor of Visual Arts at the Arts Institute, Universidade Estadual Paulista and multimedia artist), Moacir dos Anjos (director of Museu de Arte Moderna Aloísio Magalhães-Recife and curator of the Itaú Cultural Visual Arts program 2001/2002), and Suzete Venturelli (doctor in Arts and Science, professor / coordinator of the Arts Institute, Unb).