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

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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.
Past Exhibitions 2019
archive 2019

08.06 — 18.08.2019


In continuation of its partnership with the EDP Foundation, the Galeria Municipal do Porto presents De Outros Espaços, a new exhibition from the series Perspectives, through which the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) has been proposing new thematic interpretations of the EDP Foundation’s Art Collection.
The exhibition is named after an influential essay by Michel Foucault and examines notions of space as imagined and developed by visual artists, in contrast to the understanding of space in scientific or technical disciplines, including appropriation of this concept by the field of architecture beginning with the modernist movement in the early twentieth century. Urgent topics emerge from this approach towards the idea of space, including identity and gender issues, social alienation in contemporary urban contexts, and revisiting complex historical memories through installations, paintings and sculptures by several artists.
Curated by:
Pedro Gadanho
João Silvério

Ana Jotta, Ana Vidigal, Ângela Ferreira, Ângelo Gonçalves, António Júlio Duarte, Bruno Cidra, Bruno Pacheco, Bruno Ramos, Carlos Bunga, Carlos Lobo, Daniel Blaufuks, Edgar Martins, Eduardo Gageiro, Fernanda Fragateiro, Fernando Brito, Francisco Vidal, Gil Heitor Cortesão, Helena Almeida, João Paulo Serafim, João Pedro Vale + Nuno Alexandre Ferreira, Jorge Leal, Jorge Queiroz, Leonor Antunes, Lourdes Castro, Luísa Ferreira, Luís Campos, Luís Lázaro Matos, Luís Nobre, Maria Pia Oliveira, Miguel Rondon, Noé Sendas, Nuno Cera, Patrícia Garrido, Pedro Calapez, Pedro Casqueiro, Pedro Quintas, Ramiro Guerreiro, Rodrigo Oliveira, Rosa Carvalho, Rui Calçada Bastos, Ruth Rosengarten, Susanne Themlitz, Valter Vinagre

Co-Comissioned with:
Fundação EDP / MAAT

Ricardo Castelo
Cortesia Fundação EDP