Pivô Research is the institution’s residency programme. Focused mainly on studio practice and project follow-ups, the initiative is aimed at creating an environment that values experimentation, where individual research times are respected, and where artists and curators are provided with frequent interchanges.
Each residency is tailored to the participant and the programme increases dialogues and interlocution in different levels: from individual meetings, to long term discussions, from the exchanges among the residents, to the presentation to the public. The activities of the residency involve:
Curatorial accompaniment with Pivô’s Team
Pivô’s curatorial team pays regular visits to the residents, accompanying their production and proposing guidelines for discussions, sharing references as well as organizing inner events where practioneers talk about their processes and methodologies.
Discussions between the residents about their works, mediated by Pivô’s curatorial team and, eventually, guest artists and curators.
Pivô Research invites
Artists and curators are invited to meet the residents and discuss their works on site.
Activities when the public is invited to participate and meet the residents and their work. Pivô holds several open studio days throught the year as well as open talks and discussions between participants and guests.
Pivô Research visits
The residents visit other artists’ studios and exhibitions, accompanied by the curators of the institutions. These activities engage the residents in different environments and provide an insider’s view to the local art scene.
Blog and Video Channel
Online platforms, disclosing interviews, texts, visual and written essays proposed by the residents and guests collaborators.
The public open call runs throughout the year, with designated entry periods. The proposals are analyzed by Pivô’s curatorial team and selected according to criteria such as relevance, coherence, availability and affinity with previously selected projects.
The applicants must fill a form and submit a recent CV and 20 pages portfolio.
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