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Pivô is an independent non-profit contemporary art space, which is free and open to the public, located in São Paulo city centre. Founded in 2012, in a 3500space – previously closed for around 20 years – in the iconic Copan building designed by Oscar Niemeyer, Pivô works as a platform that facilitates artistic and curatorial experimentation, as well as being a meeting point for several players in the national and international art community and the public.

Invited artists and curators are encouraged to go beyond their daily practice and to respond formally and conceptually to the specificities of Pivô’s architecture and context, proposing and carrying out projects that would be unlikely in different circumstances. Away from market pressures and excessively bureaucratic frameworks, Pivô is a place of experimentation that comes into fruition through exhibitions and commissioned artworks, workshops, art residencies and public programmes with artists at different stages in their careers and from different nationalities.  

For further information about the residency program please visit their website.