Paço das Artes

Located in a building of modernist architecture in the campus of São Paulo University, Paço das Artes was created in March 1970.

Av. Europa, 158, Jardim Europa

The institution Paço das Artes acts in the cultural sphere of São Paulo with an experimental calling and a multidisciplinary approach that stands out from its program of contemporary art exhibitions, courses, lectures, workshops, conferences, hearings and artistic exchanges. Its activities involve adult and children audiences and are set through the various spaces of the centre, trespassing the exhibition area to occupy the lecture and video rooms and, occasionally, the garden and the outside area.

Paço das Artes also tries to establish ties with its visitors and surrounding institutions, such as the University of São Paulo, with an integrated list of activities, namely seminars, lectures, meetings with artists, curators and critics, or international events.

The innovative aim of the institution is focused as well on the training and promotion of new professionals in the cultural field.

In particular its project Temporada de Projetos (Season of Projects), founded in 1997, during the years has lead to the emergence of artists, curators and critics.  A curatorial and nine artistic projects are selected and produced during every edition of the program, that has become widely-known.

Since 1987, the institution has become also the publisher of a vast literature of catalogs and books; among them, some bilingual editions that have been recording the cultural events of São Paulo scene from 2015 on.

Contacts & Details
wed, thu, fri, sat 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm; sun, tue 11:00 am – 7:00 pm


T: +55 11 2117 4777
W: Website

Av. Europa, 158, Jardim Europa

Past Exhibitions
A Queda do Céu
Curated by Moacir dos Anjos, the exhibition presents side by side a series of artworks and historical...
10 Apr 2015 - 05 Jul 2015
Cruzeiro do Sul – 1ª Temporada de Projetos 2015
Conceived in 1996, Temporada de Projetos presented its first exhibition in 1997 and, ever since, offers...
10 Apr 2015 - 14 Jun 2015
Rodrigo Braga: Abrigo de paisagem/Veículo de passagem
Trees felled by rain and abandoned cars carcasses triggered Rodrigo Braga’s (b. 1976, Manaus) creative...
09 Oct 2015 - 10 Jan 2016
Those born for adventure don’t stray from the path – Artworks from Videobrasil collection
This parallel show to the 19th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil | Southern Panoramas presents...
09 Oct 2015 - 10 Jan 2016
3ª e 4ª Temporada de Projetos 2014
This project is the oldest and most important for the Paço das Artes‘s artists, created in 1997,...
07 Jul 2014 - 07 Sep 2014
Bruno Moreschi: Sala de Leitura
Begun in 2012 and completed in 2014, the art project “Art Book” is the result of a study...
31 Jul 2014 - 07 Sep 2014
Francis Bacon: Italian Drawings
The collection of Italian drawings of the last decade of his life, taken from 1980 to 1992 donated by...
16 Jul 2014 - 07 Sep 2014
Suzete Venturelli: Extinção!
Suzette Venturelli, was invited by Priscila Arantes – technical director and curator of Paço das...
31 Jul 2014 - 07 Sep 2014
Thiago Honório: Titles
Titles is the result of Thiago Honório’s (b. 1979, Carmo do Paranaíba, Brazil) artistic residency...
17 Nov 2015 - 10 Jan 2016
Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Phantoms of Nabua
After a partnership with CINUSP, Paço das Artes exhibits in its video room the work Phantoms of Nabua,...
17 Nov 2015 - 13 Dec 2015
Harun Farocki: Programming the Visible
Paço das Artes presents the exhibition Programming the Visible, curated by Jane de Almeida, with six...
28 Jan 2016 - 27 Mar 2016
Lenora de Barros: This is bone of this bone
Paço das Artes presents the exhibition This is bone of this bone (Issoéossodisso) of Leonora de Barros. Since...
30 Apr 2016 - 30 Jul 2016
Pontogor: Frente à Realidade, Desisto
Paço das Artes presents “Frente à Realidade, Desisto”, a solo show featuring ten years...
14 Mar 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
Estado(s) de Emergência
Estado(s) de Emergência (State(s) of Emergency) presents works made by sixteen contemporary artists...
01 Sep 2018 - 15 Dec 2018