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Open call for artistic residency
In the context of the protocol initiated in 2022 with the Centre de Création Contemporaine Olivier Debré (CCCOD), the Galeria Municipal do Porto (GMP) is now launching a call for artists living in Porto, whose lines of work are in the field of visual arts, with a view to carrying out a research residency in 2024 at this partner center located in Tours, France.

Centre de Creation Contemporaine Olivier Debre, France

[Applications closed] Open call: 25.09 – 30.10.2023

The deadline for submitting applications for the new CCCOD residency is now open.
All proposals must be submitted no later than 5:59 p.m. on October 30, 2023, via GMP's email (, complying with all the requirements detailed in the competition regulations available here.
The residency will be awarded after the applications have been assessed by a four-member jury, made up of one GMP member, one CCCOD member and one person invited by each institution.

Centre de Creation Contemporaine Olivier Debre, França

Maíra Mafra is the selected artist for the CCCOD residency

Maíra Mafra is the winning artist of the Open Call launched by Galeria Municipal do Porto for an artist's residency at the Centre de Création Contemporaine Olivier Debré (CCCOD). Starting on 1 May 2024, Maíra Mafra will carry out a two-month research residency at this partner centre located in Tours, France.
In the artist's words: "In the practices of inhabiting, humans and other forms of life, we all obtain the raw material for our subsistence from the environment. There is no separation between organism and environment, says Tim Ingold. How can we relate to other species, despite a division (hierarchical and even hostile) sustained by modern science? These reflections mobilise research into the relationship between living beings and their habitats in the urban environment. This is the result of modern industrialisation, urbanism and hygiene, which have defined forms of control over species: from the minimum housing unit to pest control. To elaborate on these questions, I'll use observation, speculation and fabrication about human and non-human building systems in the city of Tours".
Maíra Mafra (Rio de Janeiro, 1991) is a Portuguese-Brazilian artist currently living in Porto. With a degree in Social Sciences from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Maíra is currently studying for a Masters in Sculpture at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto. She works with the alteration of scales and impenetrability to create fabulative experiences about ideas of body, house and city, in dialogue with human and non-human practices of inhabiting.

Image: Kresten Julian Sommer

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