The Galeria Municipal do Porto has 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 a 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 programmes and publications. 
The Galeria Municipal do Porto has free admission on all of its activities. 
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
fb.me/galeriamunicipaldoporto

Mayor
Rui Moreira

Artistic Director
Guilherme Blanc

Executive Director
Sílvia Fernandes

Senior Curator
Juan Luis Toboso

Learning 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.

Chairman of the Board of Directors
Catarina Araújo

Executive Directors
Ana Cláudia Almeida
César Navio

General Director of Department of Culture
Francisca Carneiro Fernandes

Director of Communication and Image
Jorge Rodrigues
  • Commissioned by:

  • Porto.
SCHOOLS AND GROUPS
The Galeria Municipal do Porto offers guided tours of the exhibitions for the school community, of all ages and different educational groups, as well as courses, workshops and the opportunity to take part in initiatives associated to the Public Programmes.

PING! 
A ping is an irregular or paced sound that anticipates a repetition or an answer and makes the listener wait and pay attention. If there is no response should we repeat it in the expectation of getting an answer? In computer language, a ping measures speed, in function of the time between sending and receiving information on a network. Between two bodies, a ping responds to a pong, so that the game will continue.
PING ! is based on the idea of a dynamic back‑and‑forth discussion and is aimed at young adults attending secondary schools or higher education. We hope that their voices will have an impact on the Galeria Municipal do Porto. This educational project’s main objectives are to encourage thinking, stimulate artistic languages, educate people for strangeness, and establish links with various geographical and symbolic contexts.

Delineated on the basis of each exhibition, with a set of 3 to 4 continuity sessions that will take place in three different venues:
In the GMP, with:
→ Open classes given by
curators, artists and experts
→ Guided tours by educators
In the Classroom, experimenting with artistic practices which are rarely included in the curriculum, with:
→ Workshops
→ Projection of films and shared readings
And Outdoors, with:
→ Wanderings
→ Sound or illustrated routes

PING! AMBASSADORS

In close dialogue with teachers who encourage students to participate in a cultural and artistic context, the educational project includes the PING! Ambassadors group, which is formed by young adults who will jointly build a meeting and reflection platform dedicated to exploring contemporaneity.
Every month there will be group‑dynamic activities, sharing of experiences and reflections, approaching them to the GMP’s curatorial and production teams. By taking on the role of PING ! Ambassadors the students are asked to share the project with their classes through actions that can involve giving guided tours, moderating conversations, revisiting artistic techniques, or other activities that each student wants to propose and implement.

 

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SCHOOLS AND GROUPS
Guided tours or other activities for schools and groups require prior booking, and will take place on Wednesdays, between 10 am and 1 pm; and on Thursdays and Saturdays, between 2 pm and 6 pm. Contact us by e-mail galeriamunicipal@agoraporto.pt or by phone +351 226 081 063.

PING!

Participation in PING ! is free. Target Audience: young adults aged between 16 and 22, attending secondary school and the first three years of higher or university education.

To receive more information about PING ! Ambassadors contact us via email galeriamunicipal@agoraporto.pt or telephone +351 226 081 063.
 
Past Exhibitions 2019
archive 2019

07.12.2019 — 16.02.2020

9KG DE OXIGÉNIO

The Galeria Municipal do Porto challenged the project Uma Certa Falta de Coerência to develop a curatorial exercise concerning the relationship between independent curatorial practice (and artist run spaces) and institutional contexts. Uma Certa Falta de Coerência has developed its activities on an independent basis since 2008, in a narrow studio in the Rua dos Caldeireiros, where one often wonders whether the atmosphere is breathable, “as if the studio’s percentage of O2 is lower than the average 21%”. The desire to gauge the level of oxygen is an indicator of its rarity, and of an economy of joint dependence and effort. Given the impossibility of transferring this unique atmosphere and its associated challenges, the project developed for the Galeria Municipal will test specific politics of production and forms of understanding. It will depart from the exercise of survival in adverse conditions subjected to institutional oppression, the sense of friendship and selfless exchanges between individuals (in an epoch of extreme individualism and hyper-capitalism), and the captivity of freedom by standards of good taste and fantasies of appearances and professionalism. 
A project by:
Uma Certa Falta de Coerência

Artists:
Babi Badalov
Daniel Barroca
António Bolota
Camilo Castelo Branco
Merlin Carpenter
Rolando Castellón
June Crespo
Luisa Cunha
Stephan Dillemuth
Loretta Fahrenholz
Pedro G. Romero
Dan Graham
Alisa Heil
Mike Kelley
Ruchama Noorda
Silvestre Pestana
Josephine Pryde
Xoan Torres
archive 2019