Bienal de São Paulo

Art in Parque Ibirapuera & Around

Modeled on the Venice Biennale, the Bienal de São Paulo, founded in 1951, has grown into one of the world’s most important arts events. Many of the participants are working artists who have been nominated by their home country.

The event is held during even-numbered years, generally from September or October to December, in a sprawling pavilion designed by modernist master Oscar Niemeyer in the leafy Parque Ibirapuera. In recent years, admission has been free, though this is subject to funding.