Pivô is a non-profit art space providing a platform for exchange, critical thinking and artistic experimentation inside one of São Paulo’s most iconic modernist buildings, the Copan, projected by Oscar Niemeyer in the city’s central area. Since its inception, in 2012, the institution has enabled and facilitated projects by over two hundred artists and curators both local and international and in all career stages.
Its program is comprised by temporary exhibitions, new commissions, residencies, publications as well as discursive educational public programming, fostering a critical understanding of local and international most pressing issues in art and society. Our core mission is to create growing networks of exchange between artistic and cultural practitioners from different contexts and to provide an active meeting point for an emerging art scene in São Paulo.
Pivô’s activities are made possible through the generous support of a network of corporate and private sponsors and the remaining essential funding comes from grants, special editions developed by the artist in the program and its annual fundraising auction and benefit.