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.
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

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.

    13.07.19, Saturday, 6 pm
    Conversation DORA GARCÍA and MARIA TRABULO
    In partnership
    'Times of Contemporaneity 2 – Decolonizing Culture'
    curated by CLAIRE BISHOP and NUNO CRESPO
    (Colectivos Pláka)

    Dora García is a Spanish artist based in Barcelona, known for her research-based archives, videos, and performances. García is currently researching Alexandra Kollontai (1872-1952), revolutionary socialist and the only woman in the Soviet government, who also proposed a theory of revolutionary sexuality. García is preparing a film that traces Kollontai’s influence on Third World, Chicano and Black feminisms.


    Three characters argue on the best governing system to be adopted in their land, following the death of their king. Inspired in an Herodotus passage (Histories, 440 BC).
    DORA GARCÍA will be in conversation with MARIA TRABULO as part of the exhibition 'Desertado. Algo que aconteceu pode acontecer novamente.'  
  • Talk by ANA VIDIGAL + 'De Outros Espaços': Catalogue launch

    06.07.19, Saturday, 5 pm
     Public Programme 'De Outros Espaços'

    26.06.19, Wednesday, 7pm
    Performance by JEREMIAH DAY
    followed by conversation with MARIA TRABULO

    Jeremiah Day’s personal and idiosyncratic performances bring together the forms of the slide-show, the tradition of the bard, and the focus on the body as working material drawn from post-modern dance. Emerging from research into the work of Hannah Arendt and in particular her widely ignored affirmative argument for council democracy, as elaborated by the writer and activist Fred Dewey, the performance with slide shows depicts key sites of Istanbul and New England.
    JEREMIAH DAY will perform 'THE CHAIR REMAINS EMPTY / BUT THE PLACE IS SET' as part of the exhibition 'Desertado. Algo que aconteceu pode acontecer novamente.'
  • Conversation: ANA KUN and MARIA TRABULO

    15.06.19, Saturday, 5 pm
    In a way, through the intervention, Ana Kun is shadowing Maria Trabulo, she’s making an imperfect copy of her gesture: Maria Trabulo went to Tehran and talked to people about an art collection she didn't get to experience first hand, and Ana Kun is now planning a response by reading descriptions of contributors' artworks. In her mind she is constructing this fictitious setting which is a pale reflection of Maria Trabulo’s setting, in the effort to make a prelude to it, to ease the viewer in this antechamber which is the staircase (a fringe-like space which breaks the suspension of disbelief and acts like a palate cleanser between two shows). Whimsical! 
    ANA KUN will be in conversation with MARIA TRABULO as part of the exhibition 'Desertado. Algo que aconteceu pode acontecer novamente.'

    15.06.19, Saturday, 6 pm
    Documentário, 60' 

    Statues of Tehran interrogates the function of monuments in today’s Tehran, an ideology-ridden postmodern megalopolis, afflicted with forgetfulness. It tracks the fate of two important public sculptures, the first, a pioneering work commissioned by the royal family in the 1970s, of then foremost modern sculptor Bahman Mohassess; the second a tribute to the Islamic Revolution standing in Revolution Square, by Iraj Esskandari. Under the aegis of the revolution, the first was destined for neglect and eventually storage, while the second became a landmark in the city’s myriad public projects celebrating the revolution and the Iran-Iraq War.
    ANA KUN will be in conversation with MARIA TRABULO as part of the exhibition 'Desertado. Algo que aconteceu pode acontecer novamente.'
  • ANUÁRIO: Guided tour with the curators

    18.05.19, Saturday, 4 pm
    Joana Machado
    Joaquim Durães
    José Maia
    Miguel Flor
    Rita Castro Neves
  • ANUÁRIO: Performances

    18.05.19, Saturday, 9.30 pm — 1 am
    Garcia da Selva & Mafalda Santos
    Berrante — Xavier Paes
    DJ Urânio & MC Sissi
  • ANUÁRIO: Guided tour with the curators

    06.04.19, Saturday, 4 pm
    Joana Machado
    Joaquim Durães
    José Maia
    Miguel Flor
    Rita Castro Neves
  • ANUÁRIO: "Água Forte", a film by Mónica Baptista

    06.04.19, Saturday, 5 pm
    Mónica Baptista
    2018, PT, 15', M/12
  • Programme Launch

    26.02.2019, Tuesday, 12 pm
  • Guided tour with Filipa Oliveira

    02 February, saturday , 4pm
  • Guided tour with Guilherme Blanc

    12 January, saturday , 4pm
  • Concert F.R.I.C.S.

    18.11.18, Sunday, 6 pm

    F.R.I.C.S. — Fanfarra Recreativa Improvisada Colher de Sopa 

  • Book launch + Sessions

    17.11.2018, Saturday, 5 pm
    17h Book Launch

    18h Session with Fernanda Bernardo

    21h Session with Isabel Soveral 
    Fernanda Bernardo is a professor of contemporary philosophy at the Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Coimbra, focusing on Deconstruction and in the intersections of philosophy, literature, poetics, visual cultures, ethics and politics. She has translated Jacques Derrida, Emmanuel Levinas, Maurice Blanchot and Jean-Luc Nancy. As a writer, she has been publishing regularly in magazines and several national and international publications. A member of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada, 2012), Bernardo was also the Representative of Coimbra-Cidade refúgio (2003-2006) at the Réseau International des Villes Refuge, a dependence of the Parlement International des Écrivains (Strasbourg).

    Isabel Soveral studied at the Conservatório Nacional with the composers Jorge Peixinho and Joly Braga Santos. In 1988, she enrolled at SUNY, in Stony Brook, where she studied under the composers Daria Semegen and Bulent Arel. She is a professor at the Art and Communication Department of the Universidade de Aveiro. She is also a member of the INET-MD, where she is the coordinator of the group Music Composition, Theory and Technology (CTTM). Since 2014, she has been the director of the CIME (Research Centre for Electroacoustic Music — UA). She is the creator of the EAW (Electroacoustic Winds) platform. Since 2008, she has been a member of the Scientific Council of the Portuguese Music Research Centre (CIMP). Soveral has published several music scores and other works. Her music has been presented in Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Bulgaria, Poland, Hong Kong, Macao, Argentina, Brazil, Cuba and in the USA. 
  • Tour with the curators

    10.11.2018, Saturday, 4 pm
    Tour with the curators
    Paulo Vinhas, Hugo Oliveira, Manuel João Neto, Pedro Junqueira Maia, Pedro Tenreiro, Suzana Ralha
  • Talk “Da Caos à X. A importância das Rádios Livres” — António da Silva Oliveira, Paulo Vieira de Castro and José Carlos Tinoco

    03.11.2018, Saturday, 6 pm
    “Da Caos à X. 

    A importância das Rádios Livres”

    António da Silva Oliveira, Paulo Vieira de Castro, José Carlos Tinoco

  • Guided Tour with Sofia Lemos

    03.11.2018, Saturday, 4 pm
    16h Guided Tour with Sofia Lemos
  • Film screening — “Estudos Incomunicantes”, de Álvaro Salazar

    27.10.2018, Saturday, 6:30 pm

    Premiere  “Estudos Incomunicantes”, de Álvaro Salazar

    Directed by de Bruno Nacarato

    Produced by Atelier de Composição

  • Tour with the curators

    27.10.2018, Saturday, 6 pm
    Tour with the curators
    Paulo Vinhas, Hugo Oliveira, Manuel João Neto, Pedro Junqueira Maia, Pedro Tenreiro, Suzana Ralha
  • Talk “Do anarquismo musical aos GNR” — Inês Meneses with Alexandre Soares, Rui Reininho and Silvestre Pestana

    26.10.18, Friday, 6 pm
    Talk with Her

    “Do anarquismo musical aos GNR”

    Inês Meneses talks with Alexandre Soares, Rui Reininho e Silvestre Pestana

  • Guided Tour + Sessions

    20.10.2018, Saturday, 4 pm
    16h Guided Tour by Musa paradisiaca

    18h Session with Filipa Ramos

    19h Session without António Poppe
    Filipa Ramos is a writer and editor based in London, where she works as Editor in Chief of art-agenda. She is a Lecturer in the Experimental Film MA programme of Kingston University and in the MRes Art:Moving Image of Central Saint Martins, both in London, and works with the Master Programme of the Institut Kunst, Basel. Ramos is co-curator of Vdrome, a programme of screenings of films by visual artists and filmmakers. Her writing and research, largely focused on interspecies relationships, has been published in magazines and catalogues worldwide. Ramos edited Animals (Whitechapel Gallery/MIT Press, 2016) and is currently preparing an exhibition on becoming animal-becoming other, forthcoming in 2019 at the Bildmuseet Umeå, Sweden.

    António Poppe is a poet and visual artist. He studied at Ar.Co, at the Royal College of Art, in London, and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Poppe has been collaborating with Musa paradisiaca since 2014, when he created the sound track for the film O Êxtase e o Éden, directed by the duo. Together, in 2017 they produced the show Teatro Máximo, at the Quetzal Art Center. He is the author of Come coral (Douda Correria, 2017), medicin. (Douda Correria, 2015), Livro da Luz (Documenta, 2012) and Torre de Juan Abad (Assírio & Alvim, 2000).
  • Session with Musa paradisiaca

    19.10.2018, Friday, 5 pm
  • Concert with works by Filipe Pires, Álvaro Salazar e Rui Penha

    23.09.18, Sunday, 6 pm
    Concert with works by:
    Filipe Pires (1934 - 2015)
    "Figurações III", for two pianos
    Henrique Mateus (pf), Gonçalo Oliveira (pf)
    Students of the Academia de Música de Vilar do Paraíso
    Álvaro Salazar (b. 1983)
    "Ein Plagiaten", for piano
    Elsa Marques Silva (pf)
    Rui Penha (b. 1981)
    "pendulum", for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, video and real-time electronic
    Presentation of the work by the composer.
  • Guided tour with Carla Filipe

    22.07.18, Sunday, 5 pm
    "The exhibition 'Yesterday Died today, Today Will Die Tomorrow' is an attempt to build something solid, to counter fluidity and initiate some memory of the present and past that might generate echoes and affirm our ability to act, make, map, contribute to the collective while never loosing our singularity, which is the greatest wealth. There are several people involved in this project for the Galeria Municipal and as many ways of seeing and looking at Porto or its nightlife." 
  • Talk by Miguel von Hafe Pérez

    21.07.18, Saturday, 5 pm
    "At these crossroads of memory I often wander into the territory of a very particular epoch: the late 1970s. Everything revolves around an indistinct magma in which proletarians and intellectuals were the protagonists of radical paradigm shifts in the reception and dispersal of music in culture. I glimpse the characters that frequented Brooklyn’s clubs replicating inaccessible modes of Studio 54, realizing the dream of liberation together with their more roly-poly, less sophisticated, cocaine-head female companions. They are my disco-punks. The power is not destructive and nihilistic, it is returned in weekend-perfected dance steps. Saturday Night Fever and Bee Gees’ music is the most engaging scenario of the old myth of the empowerment of the American mechanic, with his unique work ethics. Staying Alive is the other side of the mirror (sprinkled with less white dust) of one of the very first dance experiences that opens the doors to techno and its by-products: the eight-minute version of Donna Summer’s I Feel Love produced by Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte. The unionist revolution choreographed with synchronized hip movements from Saturday night fever breaks away from the hedonist cynicism of those who had managed to squeeze through door number 254 of Manhattan’s 54th street. All of this in 1977. At the other extreme, punk detonated with unexpected violence and speed. Like a bomb releasing contradictory, hyper-fast, guaranteed-penetration bits of shrapnel. A bomb manipulated by an increasing intellectualization, which I cannot but blame on Malcom McLaren (but this is just my totally subjective and irrational intuition). All of this is… strange.
    And nevertheless… this intellectualization of punk and post-punk music, which was made of pure energy and contradictory gestures, has for protagonists a long series of actors whose background was, precisely, the art world. Proletarians of image or intellectuals of form?"
     Excerpt of the text "Proletarians and Intellectuals", written by Miguel von Hafe Pérez for the book "O ontem morreu hoje, o hoje morre amanhã"
  • Talk by Pedro Rocha

    21.07.18, Saturday, 6.30 pm
  • Workshop by Rui Bourbon: 'Cartazes Despertos'

    14.07.18, Saturday, 3 pm – 5 pm
  • Tendency (DJ Set) + Expawn (LIVE)

    14.07.18, Saturday, 3 pm – 9 pm
  • Performance by Riccardo Balli

    'Frankenstein, or the 8 bit Prometheus': Low-resolution séance
    13.07.18, Friday, 10 pm
    Through a low-resolution séance mediated by Game Boy links Riccardo Balli is going to evoke the spirit of corpse reviver Giovanni Aldini (1762 – 1834), credited with having inspired ‘Frankenstein: or the Modern Prometheus’. Aldini is going to tell a compressed version of the original Frankenstein story, exposing its language to retro-gaming jargon and simplifying the plot as if it were an arcade game. The aforementioned 18th-century electrifier was the nephew of eminent scientist Luigi Galvani, who lived in MIDIevil Bologna just like the author of this performance.
  • Guided tour with Carla Filipe

    07.07.18, Saturday, 5 pm
  • Performance by Lydia Lunch

    07.07.18, Saturday, 10 pm
    ‘Dust and Shadows’ is an impassioned word based performance by Lydia Lunch, illustrated by an evocative multimedia presentation utilizing images captured and mixed live by Elise Passavant. Psycho ambient soundscapes further the dynamic musicality of Lydia Lunch’s lyrical poetry and hypnotic voice. ‘Dust and Shadows’ is a unique combination of otherworldly textures, images and sound, which deal lyrically with loss, love, rage and survival through the haunting images of the numerous ghost towns littered throughout the Spanish desert.
  • Screening of films by Steina and Woody Vasulka

    06.07.18, Friday, 10 pm
    Presented by Margarida Mendes
  • DJ Set GAM (Pedro Abrantes and Valdemar Pereira)

    30.06.18, Saturday, 10.30 pm
  • Opening of the exhibition 'Paulo Cunha e Silva Art Prize'

    09.06.2018 - Sat - 6 pm
    free entry
    The Paulo Cunha e Silva Art Prize, created by the Municipality of Porto in 2015 as a tribute to the former Councillor for Culture, Paulo Cunha e Silva, is a project aimed at artists under 40 who have held no more than one solo exhibition in an 'internationally renowned institution' or art space. The jury – which in the first edition was comprised by João Laia, Vicente Todolí, Meg Stuart and Julião Sarmento – analysed the portfolios presented by 47 artists, selected by a group of 16 curators, nominated by the four jurors. This exhibition will present works by the Prize’s six finalists – Christine Sun Kim, Jonathas de Andrade, June Crespo, Mariana Caló and Francisco Queimadela, Naufus Ramírez Figueroa and Olga Balema. 

    Until 18.05.2018
    Tuesday-Friday: 10.00am-11.30am or 2.30pm-4.00pm
    Free entry with registration
    © Ricardo Castelo / Fundação EDP

    Until 18.05.2018
    Tuesday-Friday: 10.00am-11.30am or 2.30pm-4.00pm
    Free entry with registration
     © Ricardo Castelo / Fundação EDP

    Until 18.05.2018
    Tuesday-Friday: 10.00am-11.30am or 2.30pm-4.00pm
    Free entry with registration
    © Ricardo Castelo / Fundação EDP

    13.05.2018, Sunday, 3.00pm - 5.00pm
    © Ricardo Castelo / Fundação EDP

    28.04.2018, Saturday, 16h00
    With Ana Anacleto (curator) Francisco Queirós, Paulo Mendes and Sílvia Hestnes Ferreira
    Free entry

    © Ricardo Castelo / Fundação EDP
  • PERFORMANCE: António Olaio & João Taborda

    28.04.17, Saturday, 21h30
    Capela de Carlos Alberto
    Free entry
  • ARTIST TALK with Vasco Araújo

    27.04.2018, Friday, 17h00
    © Ricardo Castelo / Fundação EDP

    15.04.2018, Sunday, 3.00pm - 5.00pm
    Free entry

    © Ricardo Castelo / Fundação EDP
  • ARTIST TALK with João Pedro Vale and Nuno Alexandre Ferreira

    06.04.2018, Friday, 17h00
    © Ricardo Castelo / Fundação EDP

    25.03.2018, Sunday, 3.00pm - 5.00pm
    Free entry

    © Ricardo Castelo / Fundação EDP
  • Launch of the Catalogue "QUATRO ELEMENTOS"

    17.03.2018 - Sat- 5.00 pm
    Foyer do Auditório da Biblioteca Municipal Almeida Garrett
    Free entry
  • Opening of the Exhibition "Germinal - O núcleo Cabrita Reis na Coleção de Arte Fundação EDP"

    16.03.2018 - Fri - 9.30 pm
    free entry

    Following the EDP Foundation’s acquisition of the Cabrita Reis Collection in 2015, the Galeria Municipal do Porto, in collaboration with the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) presents the most comprehensive exhibition to date of this collection. Germinal will focus on a vast and significant set of works that have been acquired by the artist Cabrita Reis over the last three decades, with special focus on the early or founding years of leading Portuguese artists who have affirmed their careers over time. With a broad and solid representation of the so‑called ‘Nineties generation’, complemented by artists from earlier and later generations, the exhibition aims to introduce spectators to a set of remarkable works and reveal the gaze of an attentive and dedicated collector, with close ties to artists and experimental practices, reflecting cosmopolitanism, edginess and a firm commitment to the future.

    18.02.2018 - sun- 3.00pm - 5.00pm
    free entry
    In this workshop, we will map ideas about the exhibition by registring the languages ​​of the artworks and its connections with sound, movement and image.
    Graça Lacerda

    Adressed to:

  • THE ART OF COLLECTING - With António Cachola, Pedro Álvares Ribeiro e Paulo Pimenta

    17.02.2018 - sat - 5.00pm
    Free entry
    Between finitude and accumulation, memory and utility, the practice of collecting develops around the possibility of a relation between the present and the future. In discussion with three voices behind important national collections we unpack reflections fundamental to the act of collecting.

    Until 16.02.2018 - Tuesday - Friday - 10.00am-11.30am or 2.30pm-4.00pm
    Free entry with registration
    Did you know that some artists use blue as narrative to express their emotions and sensations? In this workshop, we will collect ideas about the colour blue and its meanings. We will think about the blue lighting in the exhibition and get to know through its history the works on view. Are the artworks blue? Is our body blue?
    Rita Roque

    Adressed to:
    8-14 years old

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    Until 16.02.2018 - Tuesday - Friday - 10.00am-11.30am or 2.30pm-4.00pm
    Free entry with registration
    How does love arise? What drives war? Can we imagine these two seperate worlds via through glue and drawing? What is 10 000 years later between Venus and Mars? In this workshop we will value the title of the exhibition and draw up a game board where participants will build these two worlds.
    Rita Roque

    Addressed to: 
    16-18 years old

    22 6081063 /

  • SONAR - Sounding the Air

    Until 16.02.2018 - Tuesday - Friday - 10.00am-11.30am or 2.30pm-4.00pm
    Free entry with registration
    What ways does sound travel in the exhibition gallery? What journeys does it draw? In this workshop, we will hands-on travel with the sound and make an imaginary exhibition made of plasticine scultpures composed of the rhythms we capture with our eyes and our ears.
    Rita Roque

    Addressed to: 
    2-5 years old

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