Established in 1983 by Solange Farkas, its chief curator ever since, the Festival became a partnership with Sesc São Paulo in 1992, which enabled its expansion and internationalization. At that point, the Festival’s curating decided to focus on the Geopolitical South, selecting artists from this geopolitical perspective and dealing with its myriad, complex contexts.
The Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil became established over the years as a diverse, multiple platform devoted to spreading, fostering and reflecting about art productions from the global South, an area comprising Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Oceania and some countries in Europe and Asia. Significant geopolitical changes are taking place, radically redefining the notions of North and South. Nevertheless, one can sense the need to work on behalf of the field of art and culture in regions that have yet to invent new forms of circulation and visibility.