Open Atelier at Pivô Research 2020
Atelier Aberto Pivô Research 2019 - Cycle III. photo: Julia Thompson

seven years ago the pivot develops an artistic residency program: Pivô Pesquisa. In permanent activity since 2013, the program seeks both the development of individual research and the creation of an environment for dialogue between participants, curatorial team and invited professionals. The program is offered free of charge. 

Until November 6, at 16 pm, the program receives applications for its 2021 edition. Exceptionally, the call is open only to artists residing in Brazil, due to the uncertainties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. People over twenty-five who have at least three years of proven professional artistic activity can apply. 24 names will be selected, divided into three cycles throughout the year. The project will take place in person at the cultural association's headquarters in the Copan Building, in downtown São Paulo. 

The Pivot search

Thinking about the artistic and cultural exchange between artists and curators, the Pivô Research proposes collective activities, taking into account the conceptual and formal interests and the technical needs of the group in residence. While developing collective exchanges, each artist has access to an individual work space (24 or 32 square meters), guaranteeing their creative time and the development of their own research.

Cycle III of Pivô Research 2020 residencies
Atelier Aberto Pivô Research 2019 – Cycle III. photo: Julia Thompson

The new cycles

The 2021 residency program has three cycles, of twelve weeks each, as follows:

  • Cycle I: March 08 to June 01, 2021;
  • Cycle II: June 14 to September 09, 2021;
  • Cycle III: September 20 to December 14, 2021.

Each cycle will have a guest professional, responsible for the curatorial follow-up of the group of eight artists. Beatriz Lemos – curator of Frestas Trienal de Artes do Sesc Sorocaba (watch the curator speak at the VI International Seminar ARTE!Brasileiros) and creator of the research platform Lastro – Intercâmbios Livres guides the first cycle. She is followed by the cultural programmer and curator of Solar dos Abacaxis Catarina Duncan. The last group will receive Helio Menezes, anthropologist and curator of contemporary art at Centro Cultural São Paulo.

Candidates can apply for all cycles, but can only participate in one of them. The selection will have a jury made up of the Pivô team and the
invited curators, and will take into account the specificities of each group of artists in the cycle, the coherence of the artistic work developed and the specific proposal for the residency.

To learn more and apply, access the call for papers. by clicking here.

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