The Galeria Municipal do Porto hosts a regular programme of exhibitions and events dedicated to the contemporary visual arts, also developing specific projects in design and architecture. With the mission of presenting exhibitions that reflect on recent trends in contemporary artistic and discursive production, we promote research, exchange and dissemination of ideas stimulating debate surrounding the arts.
Since relaunching its institutional mission in 2014, the Galeria Municipal do Porto has worked with a wide range of national and international partners in the programming and commissioning of exhibitions, performances and discussions, also stimulating long-term engagement through its learning and editorial programmes.
The Galeria Municipal do Porto has free admission and the support of EDP Foundation as the main patron.

The Galeria Municipal do Porto is a project by the City Council of Porto with free admission.
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Opening times
Tuesday - Saturday


Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays

Rua D. Manuel II
(Jardins do Palácio de Cristal)
4050-346 Porto

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Rui Moreira

Artistic Direction
Guilherme Blanc

Executive Direction
Sílvia Fernandes

Production Coordination
Patrícia Vaz

Curatorial Support
Rita Roque

Editorial Coordination

Lídia Queirós


Tiago Dias dos Santos
Learning Programmes
Mariana Bacelar
Rita Roque

Installation Team
Isidro Caldeira
Joaquim Tavares
Paulo Coelho
Paulo Vieira

AV Technicians
Guilherme Dantas
Luís Neves

Production Support
Joaquim Aguiar
Maria dos Anjos Cerdeira

Municipal Department of Culture

Department Director
Sofia Alves

Administrative Services
Eduarda Paiva
Nina Machado
  • Patron:

  • Commissioned by:

  • Fundação Edp
  • Porto.
Expo’98 no Porto is a competition which attributes two grants for the development and production of two exhibitions in the Galeria Municipal do Porto in 2019 and 2020.

As a municipal institution, the Galeria Municipal's mission is to present exhibitions that promote a reflection about contemporary artistic and discursive trends. Expo’98 no Porto aims to include within this overall reflection on the role of the Galeria Municipal a project which will strengthen the relationship between the singularity of its programming identity and the city’s artistic and curatorial practices.

Directed at curators and artists residing in Porto during the entire period of design and implementation of the exhibitions, Expo’98 no Porto has a total budget of 98.000 euros. The two exhibitions chosen within the competition will be presented at the Galeria Municipal: the first exhibition, with a 34,000 euros budget , will open in December 2019, and the second exhibition, with a 64.000 euros budget , will open in 2020.

Applications must be sent to from March 1, 2019.


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Daniela Agostinho

Daniela Agostinho is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies at the University of Copenhagen. A PhD in Cultural Studies from the Portuguese Catholic University, she is the author of several international publications on visual culture and feminist theory. She was the curator of the Artists Film International (MAAT, 2017) and the individual of Aimée Zito Lema (Gulbenkian Museum, with Ana Cachola and Luísa Santos, 2018).

Miguel Ferrão
Holds a BA in Painting by FBAUL, a MA in Philosophy-Aesthetics by FCSH-UNL, and currently is a PhD candidate in Artistic Studies - Art and Mediations by the same institution. Since 2010, partners with Eduardo Guerra as Musa paradisiaca, an artistic project shortlisted for EDP Foundation's New Artists Award (2013) and Sonae Media Art Prize (2015). Collaborated as curatorial assistant with ZDB Gallery (2008-2010) and coordinated the programme “Aguêdê-Alê” in São Tomé and Príncipe (2010-2013).

Nuno Faria
Graduated in art history and archeology. He is the artistic director of CIAJG - José de Guimarães International Arts Center, curator and professor at ESAD - School of Arts and Design of Caldas da Rainha.

19.09 — 17.11.2019

New Millennium Design

Focusing on the first two decades of the current millennium it becomes apparent that a backdrop of various transformations has affected design as a discipline. Analysing its current configuration, Millennials – New Millennium Design was conceived based on the idea of a map. The idea was to draw up a map of communication design from three points of view, focusing on intentions (motivations, themes and values), processes (method, authorship) and the ways in which
projects come to life.
The selection process for the projects presented and their related curatorial concepts were intended to produce an open critical reading of contemporary communication design. As though map and territory were interchangeable, the intention was to allow visitors to experience coming closer, engaging them with projects where design shows itself, through some specifically contemporary characteristic, like a mediation process that is inseparable from the technological, economic, cultural and political circumstances that are its setting.
Curated by:
José Bártolo

ARK.Amsterdam; Center for Future Publishing; Clemens Brück; Daniel Sousa; Demian Conrad; Foundland Collective; Henrique Nascimento & Erik Vlemmix;; Ira Ivanova; João Castro, to the unkown; João Miranda & Desisto; Lyft Creative Studio; Martin Gnadt, Pascal Schönegg, Denis Yilmaz;
Oupas! Design; Rita Matos; Serafim Mendes & Mecha Studio; Studio Formafantasma; Tomba Lobos; Trapped in Suburbia by courtesy of Graphic Matters.

A project by:
Porto Design Biennale 

05.10 — 17.11.2019


Estar vivo é o contrário de estar morto stages a space for reflection about the urgent need to question different modes of action that constrain nature and the economic and cultural value that we attribute to multiple terrestrial balances.
Based on a collection of pictorial, filmic and performative works, the exhibition aims to explore, and parody, new forms of expression that break with the human/non-human dichotomy, processes of reinterpretation of subjectivities and situations that discuss the right to exist.
Between the absurd and the ordinary, the plausible and implausible, this exhibition places into perspective the need to revaluate the vulnerable and precarious status of the planet’s inhabitants, in the context of contemporary social and economic practices – without overlooking artistic practices and, paradoxically, the fact that such practises may be in collusion with consumption models that undermine a sense of natural well-being.
Curated by:
Guilherme Blanc
Luísa Saraiva 

Sophia Al-Maria
Cao Fei
Julia Gruner
Eva Meyer-Keller
Renato Leotta
Pedro Magalhães
Rita Nátálio & João dos Santos Martins
Calixto Neto
Damián Ortega
Musa paradisiaca
Gabriel Rico
Gabriel Sierra
Karlheinz Stockhausen
Pedro Tudela.
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