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. The Galeria Municipal do Porto also stimulates long-term engagement through its learning programmes and publications.
The Galeria Municipal do Porto is a project by the City Council of Porto with free admission for all visitors.
The exhibitions presented at the Galeria Municipal do Porto are commissioned by the Cultural Department of City Council of Porto


Mayor and Head of Culture
Rui Moreira

Artistic Direction
Guilherme Blanc

Executive Direction
Sílvia Fernandes

Assistant Curator
Sofia Lemos

Production Coordination
Patrícia Vaz

Curatorial Support
Rita Roque

Editorial Coordination

Lídia Queirós
Learning Programmes
Graça Lacerda, Rita Roque

Installation Team
Isidro Caldeira, Joaquim Tavares, Octávio Vieira, Paulo Coelho, Paulo Vieira

AV technicians
Arlindo Santos, Guilherme Dantas, Luís Neves, Telmo Vasco Teixeira
Production support
Joana Simons, Joaquim Aguiar, Maria dos Anjos Cerdeira, Sandra Paulinha

Department of Culture and Science
Municipal Director
Mónica Guerreiro
Department Director
Sofia Alves
Administrative services
Eduarda Paiva, Nina Machado
  • Patron:

  • Commissioned by:

  • Fundação Edp
  • Porto.
Rua D. Manuel II
(Jardins do Palácio de Cristal)
4050-346 Porto
+351 226 081 063

Tuesday - Saturday


Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays
Free entry

06.10 — 18.11.2018

Musa paradisiaca

Galeria Municipal do Porto presents Curveball Memory, the most significant exhibition developed in Portugal by Musa paradisiaca (b.2010), a dialogue-based artistic project by Eduardo Guerra and Miguel Ferrão.

Drawing from polyvocality and the coming-together of objects, forms and words, Musa paradisiaca conveys the diverse entities and tutelary figures the duo has incorporated into its practice. The artists recognised in its early stages that conversation can generate a singular entity that overflows any correlation between kin and kind. Conversation, which puts forth the sense of self—of one who speaks and another who listens—is also a word that derives from being together in conversion, giving way to a space in which each person, or each thing, emerges in a distinct albeit related manner.

A project about conversation as co-presence, Curveball Memory stages these elements as transitory memories and in-between states, materialising its continuous transformation through oral, textual, sound, film, sculptural and performance based objects. The exhibition departs from the potential of dialogue to emancipate language from the domain of human consciousness, listening to things that are often represented as silent.  

Curated by:
Sofia Lemos

Special thanks to:
Dan Gunn Gallery, Berlin

07.09 — 18.11.2018

1960-2010 - 5 décadas de inquietação musical no Porto

Throughout its history, the city of Porto has built a reputation as a place of musical freedom, abounding with avant‑garde approaches that have led to affirmation and recognition of key figures of contemporary Portuguese culture. The Galeria Municipal invited the music programmer and publisher Paulo Vinhas to develop a retrospective of five decades of strength and restlessness in Porto’s musical production, spanning different sound universes and expressions, ranging from classical music to protest music, and also including experimental music and electronic music – mapping the different musical practices that have emerged in Porto between 1960 and 2010.
This exhibition focuses on the ruptures pioneered by artists, disseminators and musical movements that have transformed the divergence of Porto’s peripheral context into a catalyst of new energies. The exhibition’s primary intention is to document a diversified musical history that has made a decisive contribution to shaping the world of Portuguese music, opening up new horizons that, in many cases, have moved beyond their original frontiers, projecting themselves onto the art scene of their epoch.
Curated by:
Paulo Vinhas

Curatorial Support and research:
Hugo Oliveira, Manuel João Neto, Pedro Junqueira Maia, Pedro Tenreiro, Suzana Ralha