About the 34th

The starting point of the curatorial project for the 34th Bienal de São Paulo, originally planned for 2020, was the desire to unfold the show in time and space, extending its duration over several months and expanding the presence of participating artists through an unprecedented partnerships with more than twenty cultural institutions in the city. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, various aspects of the initially imagined choreography were modified and the collective exhibition was postponed. These changes reinforced the relevance of a show in constant transformation and adaptation, which seeks to reflect on itself publicly, as in a great open rehearsal. Preliminary events, both digital and in-person, preceded the opening of the exhibition Though it's dark, still I sing in September 2021 simultaneously to dozens of exhibitions in partner institutions in the city of São Paulo, marking the high point of this Bienal.

Though It's Dark, Still I Sing

The curatorial project of the 34th Bienal de São Paulo intends to expand the exhibition, multiplying the opportunities to encounter art and claiming, at the same time, the right to opacity of both artistic expressions and also identities of subjects and social groups see more

Connected with São Paulo

The 34th Bienal is taking place as the outcome of a fortunate encounter. On the one hand, there is an institution that believes in the importance of dialogue and the power of its rich web of partners. On the other, there is a curatorial project that leverages the institution’s objectives and strong points. see more


Architectural project concept by Andrade Morettin Arquitetos and exhibition design development by Metrópole Arquitetos Associados see more

Visual identity

Developed by artist and designer Vitor Cesar with Fernanda Porto, Julia Pinto and Deborah Salles see more

About the title

Find out more about the history behind the title of the 34th Bienal see more

Letters from our partners

Presentations by Itaú Cultural, Sesc São Paulo, Bahia Asset Management and Instituto Cultural Vale see more


Behind each of the companies listed here, there is a group of committed people working for the development of culture and for the democratization of access to art. Know the supporters of Fundação Bienal. see more


Who makes the 34th Bienal de São Paulo see more

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