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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Opening times
Tuesday - Saturday


Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays

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

+351 226 081 063


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.

30.06 — 21.08.2016


The PIGS project features work by artists from Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain and aims to reflect a political landscape permeated by cynicism that stems from the paternalistic discourse – loaded with clichés and a sense os superiority – of northern European countries regarding the countries in the south. It presents interconnected narratives in which the selected artists take a critical look at notions such as democracy, institucional ethics, control strategies that dominate the collective subjectivity. Through these artists’ works, it offers other possibilities, other visions, another viewpoint for overturning the established order.
The acronym used as the title provides a pretext for taking a snapshot of what is happening and for bringing to light some of the interrelated accounts that offer us the diversity of layers hidden behind the crisis and the current circumstances.
PIGS speaks ironically and subversively of the socio-political implications of the crisis and its cultural roots, of an accoubnt within Europe that is full of paradoxes, of a fractured pan-European idea, and what the false construction of this idea means for the four countries in question.
Co-Comissioned with:
Artium (Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo) 

Curated by:
Blanca de la Torre

Graphic Design:
Ió Lab – Ima Ferri / Jaume Marco

Graphic Adaptation: 
João Drumond

Artspirators, Avelino Sala, Bill Balaskas, Carla Filipe, Carlos Aires, Danilo Correale, Federico Solmi, Jenny Marketou & Zafos Xarogaris, Juan Carlos Meana, Karmelo Bermejo, Nuria Güell, Nuno Cera, Paolo Cirio, Priscila Fernandes, PSJM & José María Durán, Rossella Biscotti, Santiago Sierra, Stefano Cagol, Stefanos Tsivopoulos, Vasco Araújo