Sao paulo art biennial


Founded in 1951 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and held every two years since then, it is the second oldest biennial in the world. (Venice Biennale is the oldest, founded in 1895). Ciccillio Matarazzo (1898-1977), Italian-Brazilian industrialist, was the founder with the goal of bringing contemporary art to Brazil. The exhibition pavilion, named for him, features international and Brazilian art. Exhibition curators are rotated. American exhibiting artists include Peter Agostini, Anne Barry, Peter Shoemaker and Todd Siler. Sources:; AskART biographies.