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 – Sunday
10h00‑18h00

Closed on Mondays

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

+351 226 081 063
galeriamunicipal@agoraporto.pt
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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.

 

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.
 
Current
Upcoming

02.06 – 16.08.2020

MÁSCARAS (MASKS)

Masks have a longstanding place in the history of societies. As a symptom of a time of extreme change, masking techniques have gained a renewed traction and urgency, materialising in a number of guises. From online avatars used for activism, entertainment or propaganda, to different dynamics that empty or occupy our streets, our everyday ritualised life is now filled with practices of caricature, camouflage, disguise, face-swapping, masquerade, mimicry, protection, ridicule, social makeup and transformation, among others. João Laia (chief curator of exhibitions at Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art) and Valentinas Klimašauskas (curator and writer, co-curator of the Latvian Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale, 2019) propose a look into the ongoing radical reshaping of our multiple historical, sociopolitical, sexual and transcendental identities, inquiring about the current processes in which we shape-shift from one to the other.
Curated by:
Valentinas Klimasauskas
João Laia

Artists:
Caroline Achaintre
Bora Akinciturk
Evgeny Antufiev
Jakub Choma
Joana da Conceição
Adam Christensen
echo + seashell
Justin Fitzpatrick
David Hall
Kiluanji Kia Henda
Sidsel Meineche Hansen
Elena Narbutaitė
Joanna Piotrowska
Adrian Piper
Laure Prouvost
Jacolby Satterwhite
Cindy Sherman
Victoria Sin
Jonathan Uliel Saldanha
The Dazzle Club
Amalia Ulman

Image: Užgavėnės or Mardi Gras in Samogitia, 2010.
lt.wikipedia.org, Licença de Documentação Livre de GNU, utilizador: Algirdas

02.06 – 16.08.2020

APESAR DE NÃO ESTAR, ESTOU MUITO
DIOGO JESUS

Diogo Jesus has produced drawings, writing, comics and music under various pseudonyms for over a decade. Self‑publishing and editing fanzines and music at the age of 16 as RUDOLFO, he has created over 40 independent publications and participated in various anthologies of comics in Portugal and abroad, as well as collaborating with a variety of artists, musicians, and writers. Curated by João Ribas (former director of the Serralves Museum and curator of the Portugal Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale, 2019), the exhibition features the artist’s autobiographical obsessions and distinct take on popular culture. The cast of people, mutants, aliens, and everything in between found in his drawings and comics provide an ongoing commentary on questions of creativity, gender and masculinity, and the conditions of making art, while pushing the boundaries of the genres of the comic book. Apesar de não estar, estou muito collects drawings, objects, videos, and writings from a variety of the artist’s projects and publications since 2007, from his first independently published underground comics, to his recent projects as DJ Nobita and Gekiga Warlord, all defined as much by sardonic humour as eviscerating honesty.
Curated by:
João Ribas

Image:
Diogo Jesus. O passeio, 2014.
Courtesy of the artist 

02.06 – 19.07.2020 / PALÁCIO DAS ARTES

ANUÁRIO 19

Anuário is an exhibition and, simultaneously, a project of reflective analysis of curatorial and artistic practices in Porto during a one year period. This project – included in the platform Pláka, which encompasses the city council’s policies in support of contemporary art – was created by João Ribas and Guilherme Blanc and is annually developed by a group of five curators who they invite to monitor, document and analyse artistic projects presented in public spaces in the city. This is an exhibition that results from a continuous reflection on artistic production and a shared curatorial process, in which the five curators’ perspectives converge into a common understanding of the art practice in Porto over the last year.
ANUÁRIO 19
Palácio das Artes / Fundação da Juventude

Curated by:
Catarina Miranda
Eduarda Neves
Filipe Marques
Samuel Silva
Simão Bolívar

Commissioned by:
Guilherme Blanc
João Ribas

Artists:
ACCA (André Covas + Carmo Azeredo)
Ângelo Ferreira de Sousa

António Poppe
Bergado & Terebentina
Carla Castiajo
Carlos Arteiro
Carlos Mensil
Celeste Cerqueira
Dan Halter
Daniel Moreira & Rita Castro Neves
Ece Canli
Emídio Agra
Fabrizio Matos
Flávio Rodrigues
Francisco Tropa
Guilherme de Sousa & Pedro Azevedo
João Baeta
João Gabriel
João Pedro Trindade
Jonathan Uliel Saldanha
Marco Pires
Mariana Barrote
Mauro Cerqueira
Mauro Ventura
Nuno Ramalho
Patrícia Geraldes
Paulo Ansiães Monteiro (PAM)
Pedro Tudela
Ruca Bourbon
Susana Chiocca
Tiago Afonso
Tomás Abreu
Vera Mota
Upcoming Exhibitions