Bienal de São Paolo

Bienal de São Paolo
Founded in 1962 by Francisco Matarazzo Sobrinho (1898–1977)

Staged in the Ciccillo Matarazzo Pavilion – designed by Architect Oscar Niemeyer – the Bienal de São Paulo was initiated in 1951 and is the second oldest art biennial in the world after the Venice Biennial (1895).
Organized by Fundação Bienal de São Paulo, the biennial features both Brazilian and international artists and was born to make contemporary art known in Brazil, pushing the country to enter the world art scene and establish São Paulo as an international art centre.

It is the biggest exhibition in the southern hemisphere, and attracts the attention of an international audience, boosting the economy in the city of São Paulo and following the missions that stand behind its creation: dedication to the visual arts, education of the public and development of the Brazilian cultural scene. Admission to the Bienal is free to the public throughout its three-month duration. A collateral program of events enriches the initiative and comprehends debates, seminars, performances and presentations, with activities designed for a variety of audiences.

Contacts & Details

T: +55 11 5576.7600
M: contato@bienal.org.br
W: bienal de sao paulo


Pavilhão Ciccillo Matarazzo, Ibirapuera Park
São Paulo, Brasil