Amidst the cultural effervescence of central São Paulo – and with these issues always in mind – PIVÔ was born as a space for experimental and process-based art that devotes more attention to the peculiarities of each project and provides a range of opportunities for artists and invited researchers to develop their research.
The program of PIVÔ is comprised of exhibitions, special projects, workshops, residencies, educational activities and lectures divided between the programs: Annual Exhibitions Program and PIVÔ Research. Its structure develops alongside its program, in an open process with constant changes. And its mission is precisely to rethink the visual arts institutional model in Brazil – which, while ensuring creative freedom for artists, undertakes responsibilities with its surroundings, in an attempt to extend this autonomy of thought to the visiting public. Since its foundation, the goal has always been to provide artists, all those working in the space and its visitors of the space, with a context for critical thinking as well as aesthetic experiences.