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.
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4050-346 Porto

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Rui Moreira

Artistic Director
Guilherme Blanc

Executive Director
Sílvia Fernandes

Senior Curator
Juan Luis Toboso

Education Service 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


General Director of Department of Culture
Francisca Carneiro Fernandes

  • 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.

12.03 — 22.05.2016


The exhibition dedicated to the Councilman of Culture at the Porto City Hall focuses on his visual discourse along two strands: the documental, in which homage is paid to the dazzling path carved out by this cultural agitator, and the complementary artistic propositions put forward by those who accompanied him in his interpellations to the aesthetic as an essential vehicle for an enlightened grasp of reality.

“(...) Paying homage to Paulo Cunha e Silva through an exhibition requires coherence and complexity. It stems from our sadness over his passing, our saudade (longing), but also the need to give him his due, and our pride at doing so. Although he is gone, we still cherish that smile, which never left him. What remains are his ideas, which still hover in the air. These ranged from the profound to the skin-deep, although the latter often proved to be the most important of all – as he used to say, skin is a vital and deepest of organs. So this occasion, for Paulo Cunha e Silva and for Porto itself, must not be seen as an end-point; rather, it is a point of departure for something that is greater and, by its very nature , defies description – the work of a figure who will never leave the city, as the city will never leave him. For this man, the horizon was merely the things that he had yet to do.”

Rui Moreira
Mayor of Porto
Curated by:
Miguel Von Hafe Pérez

Graphic Design:
Esad Idea – Investigação em Design e Arte

Filipe Braga

Alberto Carneiro, Albuquerque Mendes, Cristina Mateus, Dalila Gonçalves, Gabriel Abrantes, Joana Vasconcelos, João Leonardo, João Louro, João Onofre, João Pedro Vale, Julião Sarmento, Miguel Palma, Pedro Tudela, Rodrigo Areias, Rui Chaves, Yonamine, Né Barros. 
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