May 23, 2011

Escola São Paulo

Escola São Paulo


PIESP is a training program for visual artists and curators who wish to develop and deepen their research and practice in the contemporary field. The second edition of PIESP comes with a 60% tuition reduction and offers seven full scholarships for its participants through special awards. PIESP’s core activity is the weekly critical seminar, during which the processes and production of each participant are presented by him/her and discussed with the group, moderated by one of the program’s interlocutors. PIESP also encompasses lectures and individual meetings with the interlocutors, a group of professionals composed of artists, critics and curators who are active in the Brazilian and international contemporary art circuit.

A group of 16 artists and curators will be selected to participate in the second edition of PIESP, which will run from August 2011 to June 2012. PIESP aims to deepen and complexify the participants’ critical and investigative repertoire, something that is particularly urgent in the context of an expansion of the Brazilian contemporary circuit, marked as it is by the complacency of many of its new agents. PIESP offers a diversified approach to each individual’s production through a dialogue with many interlocutors and their distinct viewpoints. The program is directed by curator Adriano Pedrosa, who conceived the Bolsa Pampulha [Pampulha Grant], in Belo Horizonte, in 2002.

PIESP 2011–12 interlocutors: Adriano Pedrosa (director), Ana Paula Cohen, Carla Zaccagnini (codirector), Luisa Duarte, Marcos Moraes, Rodrigo Moura, Ivo Mesquita, Rivane Neunschwander, Rosângela Rennó and Mauricio Dias.
Seminar leaders: Adriano Pedrosa (second semester) and Carla Zaccagnini (first semester).

The Escola São Paulo Paulo Arts Award for PIESP 2011/ 2012

The 2011/2012 edition of PIESP is supported by the Escola São Paulo Paulo Arts Award. The award, which is supported by the Brazilian Ministry of Culture through the Cultural Incentive Law, will select seven artists to receive a full scholarship for participation in PIESP 2011/2012.

The selection committee is composed of the director and codirector of the program and its resident interlocutors: Adriano Pedrosa, Ana Paula Cohen, Carla Zaccagnini, Luisa Duarte, Marcos Moraes and Rodrigo Moura.

Applications received until July 25, 2011

Application requirements for artists: statement or letter of intention, portfolio of up to 20 images or 20 minutes, resume with name, date and place of birth, contact information, educational background and exhibitions history.

Applications requirements for curators: statement or letter of intention, selection of writings (up to 10 pages), exhibition proposal, resume with name, date and place of birth, contact information, educational background and exhibitions history.

The selection process may include interviews.

Program begins August 16, 2011,
activities on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM.
The program will run from August 2011 to June 2012 with a total of 138 hours of activities.

[email protected]
Tomás Toledo, Coordinator

Escola São Paulo
Rua Augusta 2239
São Paulo, SP, 01413-000 Brazil
+55 11 3060-3636

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