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.
Free entry

Opening times
Tuesday - Saturday
10.00am-6.00pm

Sunday
2.00pm-6.00pm

Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays

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

+351 226 081 063
galeriamunicipal@cm-porto.pt
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Team

Mayor
Rui Moreira

Artistic Director
Guilherme Blanc

Executive Director
Sílvia Fernandes

Senior Curator
Juan Luis Toboso

Education Service Programmer
Matilde Seabra

Curatorial Assistant
Isabeli Santiago

Production Coordinator
Patrícia Vaz

Technical Coordinator
Paulo Coelho

Communication Coordinator
Lídia Queirós

Communication Adviser

Tiago Dias dos Santos
 
Installation and Production Support
Armando Amorim
Carlos Lopes
David Teixeira


ÁGORA - CULTURA E DESPORTO, E.M.

General Director of Department of Culture
Francisca Carneiro Fernandes

  • 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 galeriamunicipal@cm-porto.pt from March 1, 2019.

 

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JURY

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.
Past Exhibitions 2019
archive 2019

05.10 — 17.11.2019

ESTAR VIVO É O CONTRÁRIO DE ESTAR MORTO

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 

Artists:
Sophia Al-Maria
Cao Fei
Julia Gruner
HARTMANNMUELLER
Eva Meyer-Keller
Renato Leotta
Pedro Magalhães
Rita Nátálio & João dos Santos Martins
Mumtazz
Calixto Neto
Damián Ortega
Musa paradisiaca
Gabriel Rico
Gabriel Sierra
Karlheinz Stockhausen
Bergado/Terebentina
Pedro Tudela.
archive 2019