Since 1964, the Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado FAAP has hosted this annual art show, the Anual de Arte FAAP, exhibiting the visual production of its students. It is one of the most traditional and long-standing contemporary art exhibitions in the city of São Paulo, and retains a national projection and range. The show brings together artworks from different media, selected by a committee composed of four professionals who play a leading role in the art scene, including artists, researchers, critics, curators and lecturers at FAAP’s Visual Arts Course.
The Foundation’s main objective in hosting the show is to encourage its students’ artistic production and create a space of reflection for new ideas and perceptions on art by using education as a tool and interface. It also expands this field of experience beyond “academic walls,” reinserting it into the relationship with a broad and diverse audience. The Anual de Arte also holds a parallel programme: talks, meetings and the edition of a catalogue. All the activities are open to the public.
Inviting artists to the Anual de Arte since 1999 is an initiative that has been consolidated at every new edition. Since 2009, the guest artists are those who participated in the residency programme that FAAP holds with Cité des Arts in Paris. This program is a result of an agreement between FAAP and Cité des Arts since 1997.
The 47th Anual de Arte features works by two guest artists: Rodrigo Sassi (b. 1981, São Paulo) and Ulysses Bôscolo (b. 1977, São Paulo), both from this FAAP’s Artistic Residence program. The public will have the opportunity to become acquainted with the artists’ research and creation processes through a selection of references and materials that resulted in the works produced during their stay at the Residence.