Instituto Tomie Ohtake

Opened in 2001, it is designed to be one of the rare places in the city to welcome local and international cultural events.

Rua Dos Coropés 88, Pinheiros

The Instituto Tomie Ohtake opened in 2001 as a tribute to the namesake artist, and it is specially conceived, both architectonically and conceptually, to host local and international exhibits, which broad from visual arts and architecture to design. More recently, theatre, cinema and literature events were organized.

Its cultural program includes exhibitions focused on the last 60 years of the artistic scene or which helps to understand Tomie Ohtake’s production. Beside them, the institution is a pioneer in investigating contemporary art education, organizing activities and projects thought for wider and various audiences.

This non-profit organization funds itself through regular public and private investments.

Contacts & Details
tue, wed, thu, fri, sat, sun 11:00 am – 8:00 pm


T: +55 11 2245 1900
W: Website

Rua Dos Coropés 88, Pinheiros

Past Exhibitions
Tomie Ohtake: 100 – 101
After Tomie Ohtake’s (1913, Japan – 2015, Brazil) passing in February, the institute that takes...
02 Apr 2015 - 07 Jun 2015
BES Photo 2014
BESPhoto exhibition presents works by Délio Jasse (Angola), José Pedro Cortes(Portugal) and Letícia...
24 Oct 2014 - 11 Jan 2015
Danish Design – Masters and Icons
Danish Design – Master and Icons exhibition puts together about 50 works produced by a generation of...
21 Aug 2014 - 28 Sep 2014
Histórias Mestiças
Histórias Mestiças comes as a result of more than two years of research by curatorsAdriano Pedrosa...
16 Aug 2014 - 05 Oct 2014
Frida Kahlo: Conexões entre Mulheres Surrealistas no México
Curated by researcher Teresa Arcq, this exhibition gathers around 100 works by 15 artists, revealing...
27 Sep 2015 - 10 Jan 2016
Salvador Dalí
This exhibition calls the audience to dive into the oneiric, provocative and fanciful universe of Salvador...
16 Oct 2014 - 11 Jan 2015
Arte e Ciência – Nós entre os Extremos
Featuring 35 works, the exhibition Arte e Ciência – Nós entre os Extremos [Art and Science – Us...
26 Nov 2015 - 14 Feb 2016
Edmond Fortier – Trip to Timbuktu
French photographer Edmond Fortier (1862-1928) lived most of his life in Dakar, Senegal. He produced...
25 Nov 2015 - 25 Jan 2016
Created by Instituto Tomie Ohtake in 2013, the Arte Atual Program is consolidated as a platform for the...
03 Feb 2016 - 06 Mar 2016
Tomie Ohtake: Orbis Tertius
In 2014, with the opening of a permanent room dedicated only for exhibitions of works of the artist Tomie...
20 Feb 2016 - 01 May 2016
Learning from Dorival Caymmi – a Beach Civilization
Out of beach-loving songs by the famous Bahia state composer, this exhibition seeks to bring to the public...
03 Mar 2016 - 01 May 2016
Olhar em Movimento – Linguagens da arte cinética italiana dos anos 1950-70
The Italian Institute of Culture in São Paulo and Instituto Tomie Ohtake, on the occasion of the Year...
16 Mar 2016 - 01 May 2016
Picasso: Savant Hand, Savage Eye
With a large volume of works by the Spanish artist belonging to Musée National Picasso-Paris, this powerful...
22 May 2016 - 14 Aug 2016
The Many and the One: Brazilian Contemporary Art
The title ‘The many and the one’ lays the foundations for this first exhibition based on one of the...
04 Sep 2016 - 23 Oct 2016
Leda Catunda: I Love You Baby
Opening the project “Nossas Artistas [Our Artists]” promoted by Instituto Tomie Ohtake,...
10 Nov 2016 - 05 Feb 2017
Gaudì: Barcelona, 1900.
Instituto Tomie Ohtake brings to São Paulo the universal work of Antoni Gaudí. “Gaudí: Barcelona,...
19 Nov 2016 - 05 Feb 2017
É Como Dançar Sobre A Arquitetura
On the occasion of the 5th edition of Arte Atual Program, Instituto Tomie Ohtake presents the group exhibition...
15 Feb 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
Yoko Ono: O Céu Ainda É Azul, Você Sabe…
Instituto Tomie Ohtake presents “O Céu Ainda É Azul, Você Sabe… [The Sky Is Still Blue,...
01 Apr 2017 - 28 May 2017
Jiří Kolář: As Descobertas de Jiří Kolář | Colagem e Experimentação
Instituto Tomie Ohtake presents “As Descobertas de Jiří Kolář: Colagem e Experimentação...
15 Feb 2017 - 02 Apr 2017
AI-5 50 Anos – Ainda Não Terminou de Acabar (Al-5 50 years old – It’s not over yet)
The exhibition is a response to the 50 years of Ato Institutional n°5, the milestone of the totalitarianism...
04 Sep 2018 - 04 Nov 2018
Histórias Afro-Atlânticas (Afro-Atlantic Histories)
The collective exhibition “Histórias Afro-Atlânticas” involves two of the main cultural institutions...
30 Jun 2018 - 21 Oct 2018