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.
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.
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Tuesday - Saturday
10.00am-6.00pm

Sunday
2.00pm-6.00pm

Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays
Free entry

08.12.2018 - 17.02.2019

TRANSANTIQUITY

Transantiquity proposes a space for reflection and inquiry into the presence of Antiquity’s legacy in the contemporary era. The exhibition focuses on the relationship between the cultural, political and philosophical paradigms of Antiquity and the work of a group of artists whose practice explores ideas of political, personal and natural identity-building in various territories.
The idea that Antiquity can constitute a static heritage or a symbolic storehouse of ethical and aesthetic principles is today contradicted by the way it is interpreted by the contemporary discourse to confront us with our present and future condition – looking at the past as a mean of considering the fragility of the political project that forges European identity upon the founding myths and principles of Graeco-Roman culture.
Simultaneously, the exhibition questions these Western canons, and proposes to analyse Antiquity in a global context, in which it has become indispensable to consider other discourses, philosophies and beliefs.
Transantiquity questions the linearity of Time as a vehicle for knowledge-building, while suggesting an open and problematising interpretation of a cyclical and transient desire for the "classical" canon. The exhibition thus analyses the possible future, based on an interpretation (and reinvention) of the ruins of our epoch and the epoch of others.
Curated by:
Filipa Oliveira
Guilherme Blanc

Artists:
Ana Mendieta, Ana Vieira, Basim Magdy, Benoît Maire, Clemens Von Wedemeyer, Derek Jarman, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Fernando Lanhas, Francisco Tropa, Gabriele de Santis, Grayson Perry, Guan Xiao, Haris Epaminonda, Jeronimo Voss, Joana Escoval, Mariana Castillo Deball, Mary Reid Kelley & Patrick Kelley, Núria Güell, Pablo Bronstein, Vasco Araújo
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