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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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.

11.03 — 14.05.2017

Entre apropriação e diálogo

Quote, Unquote. Between Appropriation and Dialogue showcases a selection of works from the Fundação EDP collection, patron of the Galeria Municipal since 2015, on the theme of appropriation in contemporary art.
During the time period that defines the collection – from the 1960's to the present day – the exhibition proposes a transversal interpretation of these practices: the direct appropriation of images, texts or other forms of cultural production, the quotation as an element that contributes to the production of meaning, or the conscious dialogue with authors and pre-existing creations. This proposal seeks “not so much to provide a historical reading of the processes of appropriation in the more or less recent history of art, but rather to identify, from the standpoint of some of the critical approaches of recent decades, what may have influenced the work of the artists represented and curatorial choices.
Undertaken as a collaborative curatorship – Gabriela Vaz-Pinheiro and Ana Anacleto – the exhibition is structured around three sub-headings: “Archive and Everyday Life”, “Spatiality and Politics” and “Image and Narrative”, whose aim is to bring together sets of works around elective affinities, thus also proposing intrinsic dialogues.
"As a preliminary remark, we may say that many of these works could drift between these sections. This flexible positioning serves as a parameter for a non-categorical understanding and intends to establish a flow of meaning(s), a kind of rhythm of interpretation in which certain threads are abandoned and then resumed, both between the works present in the exhibition and with others, like an echo of appropriation itself", in Gabriela Vaz Pinheiro’s own words.
Co-comissioned by:

Curated by:
Gabriela Vaz-Pinheiro e Ana Anacleto

Exhibition Design:
Diogo Aguiar Studio

Graphic Design:
Drop, João Faria

Daniel Barroca, Eduardo Batarda, Joaquim Bravo, Pedro Calapez, Fernando Calhau, Luís Campos, Nuno Cera, Mauro Cerqueira, José Pedro Croft, Diogo Evangelista, Ângela Ferreira, Mariana Gomes, André Guedes, Ricardo Jacinto, Ana Jotta, Álvaro Lapa, João Marçal, Carlos Azeredo Mesquita, Rodrigo Oliveira, Bruno Pacheco, João Maria Gusmão e Pedro Paiva, João Penalva, José Almeida Pereira, Diogo Pimentão, Lúcia Prancha, Pedro Diniz Reis, André Romão, Noé Sendas, Ângelo de Sousa, Ana Vieira
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