Pivô Research

Pivô Research is the artistic residency program of Pivô. The project has been active since 2013 in the Copan building, located in downtown São Paulo. Over the years, it has accumulated extensive experience in artist development through critical project support and facilitation of research and work execution. Concurrently, Pivô has built a network of professionals who frequently collaborate with the program. In its 10 years of activity, Pivô Research has involved the participation of over 200 artists, both Brazilian and foreign.

Focused on artistic research, studio practice, and project mentoring, the program aims to create an environment of experimentation centered on the advancement of individual research while fostering dialogue among artists, curators, critics, educators, and various art professionals. The program is entirely free and features an internationally open call launched annually. Participants receive a research stipend.

The program welcomes the participation of artists, curators, researchers, educators, critics, writers, managers, editors, and other art-related individuals.

The residency is structured into two semestral cycles, with the option to apply for residencies of 3 or 5 months. In order to foster a transdisciplinary environment for studies, exchange, and discussions among residents, Pivô Pesquisa offers an educational program comprising activities such as: opening lectures with invited guests, one-on-one conversations and guidance with mentors, online and in-person debates, workshops and monthly meetings, as well as ongoing curatorial support. Some of these activities are open to the public during each cycle.

Open Field is the open studios event that showcases the outcomes of each resident’s individual research and collective discussions held during the residency. Apart from the physical presentation, residents’ proposals are also showcased, when desired, through Pivô’s digital channels, including the website, mailing lists, Instagram, YouTube, and Spotify.


For more information, please write to pesquisa@pivo.org.br.