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 programmes and publications.
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.
Team

Mayor
Rui Moreira

Artistic Direction
Guilherme Blanc

Executive Direction
Sílvia Fernandes

Production Coordination
Patrícia Vaz

Curatorial Support
Rita Roque

Editorial Coordination

Lídia Queirós

Communication

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 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.
Rua D. Manuel II
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Tuesday - Saturday
10.00am-6.00pm

Sunday
2.00pm-6.00pm

Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays
Free entry
Current
Upcoming

16.03 — 19.05.2019

ASTRAY
Caroline Mesquita

Galeria Municipal do Porto and Kunsthalle Lissabon present Astray, a two-part project by Caroline Mesquita and the first time the work of the French artist is exhibited in Portugal. Curated by Sofia Lemos and developed specifically for the space of Galeria Municipal, the new exhibition combines sculpture and moving image, converting it into a temporary museum for aesthetic uncertainty.

Mesquita has previously staged situations in which oxidized brass figures coinhabit different scenes with visitors, such as a celebration or an airplane crash. In this project, the artist’s interest in the body focuses inwards, in that which supports movement and articulation. For vertebrates this is the possibility of displacement offered by bone structures; in machines, it is the materiality of travel through spatial and timescales and the invention of History. These airplanes, spaceships and motorcycles, all journey in the direction of radical imagination. At Galeria Municipal, Mesquita creates an engine capable of moving through synchronic and diachronic histories of existence and questions its fabrication, both materially and symbolically. The film Astray that lends the title to the exhibition, collates human and nonhuman animals, engines and machines, in a performative relation between the viewer’s past, present and future.

Curated by:
Sofia Lemos

Commissioned with:
Kunsthalle Lissabon

16.03 — 19.05.2019

ANUÁRIO
Uma visão retrospetiva da arte no Porto

Anuário is 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 developed by a group of five curators who they invited to monitor, document and analyse artistic projects presented in public spaces in the city. This is the first Anuário – an exhibition that resulted 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.
Curated by: 
Joana Machado
Joaquim Durães
José Maia
Miguel Flor
Rita Castro Neves

A project by: 
Guilherme Blanc
João Ribas

Artists:
ÁCIDA, Ana Pérez-Quiroga, Belén Uriel, berru, Cristina Regadas, Dayana Lucas, Dinis Santos, Diogo Tudela, Dj Urânio & MC Sissi, Dylan Silva, Fernando Sebastião, Garcia da Selva & Mafalda Santos, Hernâni Reis Baptista, João Paulo Serafim, João Pedro Vale + Nuno Alexandre Ferreira, José Almeida Pereira, José Oliveira, Lyz Parayzo, Manuela dos Campos, Missing Artist Foundation, Mónica Baptista, Parva Musica, Paulo Lisboa, Paulo Mendes & António Olaio, Pedro Magalhães, Pedro Saraiva, Richie Culver, Sereias, Silvestre Pestana, Thiago Rocha Pitta, Xavier Paes, Xoan Torres.
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