Established by Solange Farkas in 1991, Associação Cultural Videobrasil was born of the desire for an institution to house a growing body of artworks and publications amassed since the first edition of Videobrasil Festival, in 1983. Ever since, the Association has been working systematically to improve its collection, comprising artworks produced by artists from the Global South, classics of video art, own publications and a broad collection of art publications.

Apart from the Sesc Videobrasil Contemporary Art Biennial, the Association also promotes several activities aimed at researching, publicizing and mapping out its collection: international art shows, travelling exhibitions, publications about contemporary art and culture, TV shows, the Videobrasil Authors Collection documentaries, seminars, workshops and meetings with artists and researchers of several fields of knowledge and artistic residence programs, in connection with a broad network of international collaborators.

Galpão VB is the headquarter of Associação Cultural Videobrasil. It houses its collection and hosts the activities promoted: exhibitions, film programs, seminars, workshops and laboratories for creation and reflection. Thus, it makes meetings and exchanges among artists, curators and researchers brought together by the Festival more constant, as well as allow the public permanent contact with the collection.


The Sesc – Serviço Social do Comércio (Social Service of Commerce) is a private nonprofit institution, established in 1946 by entrepreneurs of the goods and services market all over Brazil.

In the state of São Paulo, Sesc has thirty-nine centers that encompass its areas of activity in the fields of Culture, Education, Sports, Leisure, and Health. Sesc São Paulo receives annually around twenty million visits

Besides art and theme-based exhibitions, performing arts, music, film, literature, sports activities for all, social and environmental education, among others, the activities aim to develop international partnerships of mutual interest to improve the programming offered to the public. Sesc São Paulo activities are guided by their educational nature and the pursuit of social welfare based on a comprehensive understanding of the term culture. In this sense, by offering full accessibility to its spaces and contents, the institution aims at the democratization of cultural assets as a form of individual autonomy.

In the field of visual arts, the institution plays the part of promoter of contemporary artistic production and other historical art periods, as well as of intersections with other artistic languages, having as its guideline the promotion of exhibitions to all audiences. Projects with installations and performances are carried out, as well as educational activities and mediation in varied formats, focusing on qualified services both to scheduled groups and casual audiences, seeking, above all, to achieve a sensitive education and to foster autonomy and freedom of choice.

For over twenty years, Sesc São Paulo has been the main Videobrasil partner to organize the Contemporary Art Biennial Sesc_Videobrasil, the itinerant Festival in the countryside of São Paulo and other cities in Brazil and abroad, and to publish content about contemporary art and culture.

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See also the institutional video.