Vol 4 No 1 (2023)
Histories and Politics of the Bienal de São Paulo

Guest editors: Dária Jaremtchuk and Camila Maroja

This special issue of OBOE brings together a series of case studies on the Bienal de São Paulo (São Paulo, Brazil) by an international team of scholars. The articles offer new ways of understanding the complexities of this southern biennial and of questioning its position within the larger history of perennial exhibitions. From in-depth analyses of the Biennial’s award-winning artists and of its acquisition awards that today constitute the archive of the Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo (MAC USP), to examinations of specific national representations and important editions, the research presented here is not only relevant to the field of art history with its current focus on exhibition histories and the expansion of the canon beyond US-Europe, but also to scholarship and research in Latin American art and exhibition histories more generally.

Contributors: Renata Dias Ferraretto Moura Rocco, Emerson Dionisio Gomes de Oliveira, Dária Jaremtchuk, Ana Magalhães, Camila Maroja, Marina Mazze Cerchiaro, Maria de Fátima Morethy Couto, Bruno Pinheiro, Glaucia Villas Bôas.


Call for Papers

OBOE Journal welcomes submissions all year long. 

The editors invite scholars to submit previously unpublished articles in English. Topics related to exhibitions with a specific interest in the history of biennials and the art system more broadly.

Issues in preparation:

Studies on the Venice Biennale: National Pavilions