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Itaú Unibanco believes that culture changes people and that people change the world. That’s why we invest in and support different forms of artistic manifestations.

For us, access to cultural activities and events brings people closer to the arts and complements the educational process, contributing to the development of critical thinking.

This is so because the cultural repertoire that we build throughout our lives helps us understand who we are, what are our values are and what we want from the world. Citizens who are more critical and aware ask questions and become agents of transformation, capable of influencing and changing the society in which they live. This is why we are sponsoring the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo, an event that is renewed with each edition, receiving new ideas and variations of artistic expressions that expand the horizons of those who participate and visit the exhibition.

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For CTEEP – Companhia de Transmissão de Energia Elétrica Paulista [The São Paulo Electrical Energy Transmission Company] – people are the main catalysts for transformation in society, and investing in cultural education is our contribution toward a more conscientious human race.

The valorization of human beings has always been the guiding principle of our project sponsorship policy. This premise has underpinned in our support for the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo and its educational actions, which are aligned with our commitment to the nation’s cultural and social development.

Just as electricity – conducted through our 18,000 kilometers of transmission lines – is essential for people’s lives, we believe that access to actions that foster cultural and intellectual development is also vital for the population.

The work carried out by Fundação Bienal certainly fulfills this role and is an example of dedication and commitment to the enrichment of our nation’s culture.

CTEEP. Your energy inspires us.


Bloomberg Philanthropies operates in over 120 countries all over the world in order to guarantee greater longevity and a higher quality of life for the greatest number of people. The organization concentrates on five key areas – arts and culture, education, the environment, government innovation and public health – to generate long-term change. Bloomberg Philanthropies encompasses all of Michael R. Bloomberg’s charitable giving activities, including his foundation and his personal donations. In 2015, Bloomberg Philanthropies contributed over half a billion dollars to the execution of a variety of projects.

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For the National Bank for Economic and Social Development – BNDES, culture, aside from being the combined set of the expressions of a people, is an important asset to be employed as a vector for sustainable development.

With its vast potential for innovation, creation and distribution of wealth, the Cultural Economy is a strategic sector, contributing to the validation of the Nation’s symbolic attributes, the generation of employment and income, and the reduction of social and regional inequality.

Based on this vision, the Bank works to strengthen creative businesses and creative agents, fomenting the growth of the market of cultural assets and services through economic sustainability and social improvements.

The BNDES provides the cultural sector with a diversified set of instruments of financial support – including non-refundable resources, financing and venture capital – enabling projects in the segments of historical heritage, audiovisual production, publishing, recording and live shows. Furthermore, the Bank sponsors film, music and literary festivals, book publishing, exhibitions and other projects which focus on spreading and decentralizing the offer of cultural assets. At its headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, it also hosts a lineup of Brazilian music performances and visual art exhibitions free to the public.

It is in this context that the BNDES is once again sponsoring the Bienal de São Paulo, one of the most important contemporary art events in Latin America. In addition to uniting significant works produced by artists from several different countries, the Bienal develops an ample educational program, contributing to the democratization of access to art and culture. This is yet another action which demonstrates that culture is also synonymous with development and, as such, it can count on our support.


Living in the present as it is, taking on the difficulties and insecurities we are faced with, is a constant challenge. To a greater or lesser extent, each individual feels the urgency to search for new ways to relate to a world that seems to escape us. In this way, learning about artistic proposals that see contingencies as possibilities rather than limits can expand opportunities for interpretation and action in the world.

Based on the perception of this potential, in 2010, Sesc and Fundação Bienal de São Paulo initiated a meaningful partnership, the fruit of the compatibility of their missions to spread and foster contemporary art. Focusing on the development of new artistic projects, this edition of Bienal de São Paulo consolidates this partnership through the coproduction of works and by planning traveling exhibitions of artworks selected for the Sesc cultural centers throughout the state, as well as the development of educational actions.

This endeavour action between Sesc and Fundação Bienal de São Paulo reaffirms the conviction of both institutions in encouraging the sensitive education and autonomy of people as vectors of collaboration between diverse parties, enabling individuals to transform and perhaps even pointing to possibilities for society’s transformation.

Danilo Santos de Miranda
Regional Director of Sesc São Paulo


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