Other Programmes
In addition to the Public Programmes of Exhibitions and the Colectivos Pláka, the GMP organises other occasional and parallel initiatives, that aim to foster discussion and reflection about themes associated to contemporary art and culture.

Studio visits 👁

Cristina Mateus

Cristina Mateus was, for a long time, a woman artist in a group of mostly male artists. It is at this period that she approaches multimedia, attracted by the technological demands that the multidisciplinarity of this artistic medium imposed in the 1990's. The cinema of Kiarostami, Agnés Varda and Pedro Costa led her to understand that the work is done outside the studio, often on the road, driving, or during a walk. 
The routine of research was fundamental to understand "that the night is constructive and the day is one of accumulation". And it is in this cycle that her works are photographs of the equipment she uses to collect images, like cameras, and of the writing for her doctorate, like the computer screen. 
 
—"The artistic work is not in the places where you expect it to be", she tells us.  
 
Besides being an artist, Cristina Mateus is also a professor at FBAUP. There, she focuses on the processes of creation of meanings and senses, working on the creation of a "lighter" art school, adapted to issues such as neurodiversity and inclusion.
Aimed at discovering, revisiting and getting closer to the community of artists of Porto, GMP launches Studio Visits 👁. In an informal and curious way, our team visit the ateliers and creative spaces of the city.

Thursday, May 18, at 5 pm

Walk with Ellen Lima: Oby - Gentes verdes

The Galeria Municipal do Porto is located in the gardens of Palácio de Cristal and has dedicated its programming to contemporary art, but also to an artistic practice and thought related to Botany. 
 
On International Museum Day-which coincides with the International Fascination of Plants Day-we invite all to visit the gardens of the Palace through the eyes and voice of poet and indigenous activist Ellen Lima. The walk will encourage reflection on ancestral and contemporary temporality, but also to think about non-Western perspectives of understanding and relating to Nature.
Participation requires registration, free of charge, by email galeriamunicipal@agoraporto.pt.

Image: Ellen Lima

Studio visits 👁

Letícia Maia

What is the relationship between body, power and performance? This question has become central to the practice of Letícia Maia, an artist who has been living in Portugal since 2019 and who articulates her training in "Arts of the Body", in São Paulo, with the master's project in Visual Arts, by FBAUP, in Porto.
 
It is through performance, but also photography, video and objects, that the artist explores "the body as a problem". She crosses exercises and choreographies, unfolding theoretical concepts such as "docile-bodies", to question the social construction of the body.
 
Letícia's actions trigger poetics that challenge us to rethink the world and its norms. Maybe even "learn to disobey" (“aprender a desobedecer”).

www.cargocollective.com/leticiamaia
Aimed at discovering, revisiting and getting closer to the community of artists of Porto, GMP launches Studio Visits 👁. In an informal and curious way, our team visit the ateliers and creative spaces of the city.

Anna Zvyagintseva

Surface Encounters

Surface Encounters is the latest exhibition project of Galeria Municipal do Porto, which takes to the exterior of the building interventions by four artists from Ukraine who, between April and December 2022 will share their reality with the city through the images and impressions conveyed in each work.
 
The first piece exhibited is "the same hair", by artist Anna Zvyagintseva (1986, Dnipro, Ukraine), who has been working on themes such as the body, exploring the fragility of life through elusive intangible moments.
 
Surface Encounters will also feature contributions from artists Catherina Lisovenko and Alevtina Kakhidze and the 12345678910 Studio duo (Yevhenii Obraztsov and Anastasiia Omelych).
 
Each image will be graphically interpreted by the artist and designer Irina Pereira, a gesture that creates a liminal encounter zone, producing a space of sharing between distinct realities and experiences.
 

Studio visits 👁

Tales Frey

We went to Tales Freys's atelier at the Túnel space, an old print factory in Campanhã, converted into a shared artists studio.
 
Living in Porto since 2008, Frey uses performance as the main medium for visual and discursive expression, crossing video, sculpture or writing. Some of his most recent works, such as the collaborative performance "Veste Única", explore aesthetic syntheses on the notion of living in community, reflecting on the possibilities of building a common body. He has been exploring new conceptual and aesthetic challenges, including in his artistic production a documental, graphic and signifiable dimension.
 
He is represented by Galeria Verve, in São Paulo and Shame, in Brussels, and until May 7th, we can visit his exhibition "Indexxx" at Galeria Ocupa, in Porto.
Aimed at discovering, revisiting and getting closer to the community of artists of Porto, GMP launches Studio Visits 👁. In an informal and curious way, our team visit the ateliers and creative spaces of the city.

Studio Visits 👁

Paralaxe

From the study of the planets, to seismology or meteorology, the research project PARALAXE explores places foreign to artistic practice, encouraging artists to occupy and rethink these spaces.
 
We went to meet Carolina Grilo Santos, Diana Geiroto and Luisa Abreu, who created the Paralaxe in 2019, already counting on a second edition. The first, occupied the Instituto Geofísico da Universidade do Porto, with the second cycle taking place at the Observatório Astronómico Prof. Manuel de Barros, in Gaia.
 
Between the Meridian Circle and the Great Telescope, the artists turned the territory and the scientific equipment into a crossed laboratory that will open its doors next May 7th, at 5pm, with an exhibition of the works developed in residence by Beatriz Sarmento, Bruno Silva, Carlos Mensil, Ece Canli, H0b0, Joana Ribeiro and Juliana Campos.
 Aimed at discovering, revisiting and getting closer to the community of artists of Porto, GMP launches Studio Visits 👁. In an informal and curious way, our team visit the ateliers and creative spaces of the city.

Studio Visits 👁

Gata da Mata

We went to meet Gata da Mata, a project for knowledge and sharing about food and territories, which stems from Aija Repsa and Elīna Štoļde's fascination with nature and cooking.
 
Over several years, the two chefs "by training and heart" have been accumulating knowledge and sharing experiences about wild plants, mushrooms and bacteria.
 
Having come from Latvia about 10 years ago, it was on the Northern beaches of Portugal that they started a new research and collection of Atlantic seaweed. Gata da Mata organises low tide walks, fermentation workshops and regular publications on plant species, and have been networking with the community through DIY projects, rooted in the desire to change lifestyle behaviours and eating habits, fostering the link between community and biodiversity.
Aimed at discovering, revisiting and getting closer to the community of artists of Porto, GMP launches Studio Visits 👁. In an informal and curious way, our team visit the ateliers and creative spaces of the city.

Studio Visits 👁

Thais de Menezes

Colour, words of command and Samba — this is the studio in Porto of artist Thais de Menezes.
 
Her practice grows in parallel with the historical and visual research she is developing at the Master in Art History at FCSH-Universidade Nova de Lisboa, focused on the different dynamics of the "construction of the other". Based on the pieces "Cabeça de preto", by Soares dos Reis, Thais questions the hegemonic narratives of art history in which Black people and bodies are captured as iconographic categories.
 
Thais' critical and urgent approach crosses intersectional, feminist, and decolonial readings, proposing new configurations and experiences. This is the case of her paintings "ORÍ de Preto" (Black ORÍ) —"ORÍ" being a Yoruba prefix meaning head—with which she opposes and challenges Black representations, in contrast to the whiteness imposed throughout history.
Aimed at discovering, revisiting and getting closer to the community of artists of Porto, GMP launches Studio Visits 👁. In an informal and curious way, our team visit the ateliers and creative spaces of the city.

Studio visits 👁

Clarice Cunha

Disposable monuments, material unfoldings and paradoxical dialogues, are some of the imaginaries explored by the artist Clarice Cunha. Born in São Paulo, Brazil, she lives in Porto since 2019, where she articulates, through a hybrid language, her education in Architecture and Urbanism and the Master in Fine Arts.
 
From observations on urban territory, landscape formation and the materiality of cities, Clarice reflects on the human presence and how its intense activity has profoundly altered and explored urban and natural environments.
 
From a research process marked by intensive collection and cataloging, results sculptures, installations and scenographies, which take us to a metalinguistic game about the ruin of the world, articulated in a playful and simultaneously critical way.
 
In 2021, she participated in the Anuário project with the piece "Sondagem", being her last project “Fábulas sobre a fauna urbana: sala de estar para gatos errantes", an intervention for the Entre Montra platform, in the Parnaso building, Porto.

www.claricecunha.com.br
Aimed at discovering, revisiting and getting closer to the community of artists of Porto, GMP launches Studio Visits 👁. In an informal and curious way, our team visit the ateliers and creative spaces of the city.

Saturday, April 9, 3-6pm

The Assembly of Plants

This is the presentation of the works developed by a group of participants - Carla Castiajo, Rute Nieto Ferreira, Francisca Patrocínio, Xu Moru and Catarina Braga - over the last few months, in dialogue with the artist Uriel Orlow.
 
From coloring with dye plants to performative readings, the moment is open to public participation.

Part of ping! - Programa de Incursão à Galeria.
 Location: Greenhouse of Palácio de Cristal, next to Casa do Roseiral.
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Studio visits 👁

Mariana Vilanova

How can technology become an extension of the body and memory? — This is perhaps one of the major questions approched by Mariana Vilanova in her work.
 
In a digital journey through the processes of simulation and reconstruction of images, the artist tells us about the manipulations of human and artificial memory in works like "Evoking a Simulated Past", but also about the premises of Russian Cosmism, with which she worked for her last exhibition "Before and After Us" at Rampa space.
 
Living in Porto, Mariana Vilanova has been exploring a permanent dialogue between space and time, reflecting on the impact of the digital in the apprehension of information and in a production of images that merge the representation of the visible with the poetics of scale.
 
www.marianavilanova.com
Aimed at discovering, revisiting and getting closer to the community of artists of Porto, GMP launches Studio Visits 👁. In an informal and curious way, our team visit the ateliers and creative spaces of the city.
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Studio visits 👁

Joana da Conceição

Psychedelic camellias, feminist echoes of Classical Antiquity, Yoda's manicured hands, delirious geometry — these are some of the fragments of the multifaceted work of artist Joana da Conceição.
 
Born in Porto and currently residing in Lisbon, after a period of residence in New York, the artist has a syncretic practice, being also the founder, along with André Abel, of Tropa Macaca, one of the most active musical duos in the country.
 
During our visit to his studio, in an old and picturesque cultural association in Lisbon, we talked about his love for prehistoric forms and imagery, his relationship between images and sounds, and his most recent exhibition, at Quérela, where she created an intimate and scenic environment with paintings and sounds, which we also visited.
 
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Studio visits 👁

Alisa Heil

We visited "Tiresias Und Der Kleine Tod", Alisa Heil's exhibition/installation at Espaço Mira. Based on the Greek mythology of Tiresias, a blind prophet of Apollo in Thebes, who was for seven years turned into a woman, Heil created an immersive and sensorial environment, where material elements and lighting, sound and olfactory compositions surround us, transforming our perceptual experience. The visit was made together with curator Fernanda Brenner, artistic director of Pivô Arte e Pesquisa in São Paulo.
 
Born in Germany, Alisa Heil lives in Porto, occasionally working under the pseudonym Abraham Winterstein, a combination of the maiden names of her two grandmothers. Heil focuses on the feminine representation of mythology and popular culture, reflecting it in the present through the sensoriality of materials. She has programmed, since 2017, the independent art space Kunsthalle Freeport, at Stop Shopping Centre, in Porto.
 
www.alisaheil.net
 
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Studio visits 👁

Samuel Wenceslau

"A stain is also beauty", teach us Samuel Wenceslau. Artist originally from Nova Lima (Brazil) and currently living in Porto, Samuel welcomed us in his studio-garden-home that houses plants and images of plants, archives and scenography, memory and discovery, affections and research. 
 
During our Study visit, we talked about his relationship with botany and discovered the affective-formal nomenclatures he has been creating through graphic representations of plants and mosses. In his project "Studiolo Gráfico / Inventário Gráfico de Formas Naturais", Samuel brings together elements from the landscape of Minas Gerais and Northern Portugal. 
 
Besides being a visual artist, Samuel is also the "Queen of Scrap", collecting abandoned objects in the streets, and is part of the Kebraku collective.
Aimed at discovering, revisiting and getting closer to the community of artists of Porto, GMP launches Studio Visits 👁. In an informal and curious way, our team visit the ateliers and creative spaces of the city.
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Studio visits 👁

Paula Pinto

We visited the studio of the curator Paula Parente Pinto, co-curator of the exhibition "Que Horas são Que Horas / Uma Galeria de Histórias" which took place at Galeria Municipal do Porto in 2021. Her transdisciplinary research focuses on historical research and the recovery and activation of archives.
 
During our visit, Paula Parente Pinto showed us the work she is developing around the performance collection of art critic Egídio Álvaro. The various materials that make up the collection, originally archived in Paris, were brought to Porto by the curator, and are now being researched, restored and catalogued. They will soon be shared through a programme of activities at the RAMPA space, a project developed thanks to a Criatório 2021 support grant.
Aimed at discovering, revisiting and getting closer to the community of artists of Porto, GMP launches Studio Visits 👁. In an informal and curious way, our team visit the ateliers and creative spaces of the city.
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Studio visits 👁

Svenja Tiger

We headed to Bonfin to visit the studio of Svenja Tiger, who took part in the last edition of the Anuário project.
 
Trained in costume design and fine arts, Tiger conceives of textiles as a form of painting in which she celebrates the multiplicity of bodies, shaping their possible mutations.
Influenced by fables and folk tales, mythologies and fictions, the artist crosses the real and folklore, the human, animal and natural in artworks in which the body is both vehicle, adornment and movement.
 
www.svenjatiger.com
 
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Studio visits 👁

Pedro Moreira

We visited Sarau Studio where Pedro Moreira works, whose artistic practice explores questions of identity. Combining theology, mythology and esotericism, Pedro Moreira creates imaginary forms and beings that organically emerge from their videos, installations, performances and ceramic sculptures.

www.pedmoreira.com
Aimed at discovering, revisiting and getting closer to the community of artists of Porto, GMP launches Studio Visits 👁. In an informal and curious way, our team visit the ateliers and creative spaces of the city.
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Revisiting the Learnning programme

An analysis of the Colonial Exhibitions, by Bambi Ceuppens

In May of this year, we received the anthropologist and curator Bambi Ceuppens for a conference that focused on the analysis of the Colonial Exhibitions in Porto, in 1934, and in Brussels, in 1958, focusing on the issue of human zoos and on the ethical implications of these events in contemporaneity.
 
The moment, presented in the auditorium of Biblioteca Municipald Almeida Garret, was part of the axis "Um Elefante no Palácio de Cristal", curated by Alexandra Balona, Melissa Rodrigues and Nuno Coelho with InterStruct Collective. Part of ping! – Programa de Incursão à Galeria.
 May 13, 2022

Saturday, January 29th, at 5pm

Launch of the seventh edition of Contemporânea.

Next Saturday the printed version of the seventh edition of Contemporânea will be launched. The session will also count with a talk between Eduarda Neves, Maria Coutinho and Susana Ventura.
Location: Auditorium of Biblioteca Municipal Almeida Garrett
Time: 5pm
 
To participate the free ticket must be collected (maximum 2 per person) up to 15 minutes before the event starts.
 
Reservations can be made in advance by emailing galeriamunicipal@agoraporto.pt.
 
Entry requires the presentation of a valid digital vaccination or recovery certificate OR a negative test certificate (PCR test carried out 72h before or antigen test carried out 48h before).

30 de agosto a 13 de setembro, 21h30

Ciclo de Cinema Lynn Hershman Leeson na Feira do Livro do Porto

Technocistem: corpo e tecnologia na obra feminista de Lynn Hershman Leeson 

No âmbito da Feira do Livro do Porto, será este ano apresentado um ciclo dedicado à obra fílmica de Lynn Hershman Leeson. Em cinco sessões, propõe-se mostrar a forma como, através de obras de ficção e documentais, a artista antecipou visualidades e conceitos que marcam práticas artísticas contemporâneas e explorou problemáticas culturais que hoje são incontornáveis.
 
Curadoria: 
Guilherme Blanc (Diretor – Arte contemporânea e Cinema, Ágora E.M)


DOM, 30 AGO
Intro: Commercial for a New York Hotel Room 
EUA, 1974, 2’
Seduction of a Cyborg
EUA, 1994, 7’
VertiGhost
EUA, 2017, 13’
ShadowStalker
EUA, 2019, 10’

Apresentado por:
Sara Castelo Branco (Curadora / Investigadora)
Kitty Furtado (Investigadora no CES – UC / Membro do Núcleo Antirracista do Porto)


TER, 1 SET
Conceiving Ada
EUA, Alemanha, 1997, 85’

Apresentado por:
Né Barros (Coreógrafa / Diretora Artística do Balleteatro)


DOM, 6 SET
Strange Culture
EUA, 2007, 83’

Apresentado por:
Joaquim Moreno (Arquiteto / Curador)


TER, 8 SET
Teknolust
Alemanha/EUA/Reino Unido, 2002, 85’

Apresentado por:
Mara Andrade (Bailarina / Coreógrafa)


DOM, 13 SET
!Women Art Revolution 
EUA, 2010, 83’

Apresentado por:
Ana Cachola (Investigadora em Estudos Culturais no CECC – UCP)
Free entry
Auditório da Biblioteca Municipal Almeida Garrett

December 4, Wednesday, 7 pm

Talk with Jacopo Crivelli Visconti about the 34th Bienal de São Paulo

With the “poetics of the relationship” as one of its central concepts, the 34th Bienal of São Paulo — "Faz escuro mas eu canto" — adopts an innovative format, expanding in space and time. The next edition of the Biennale, in 2020, is marked by the meeting and mutual enhancement of curatorial projects and institutional action, and involves the holding of exhibitions and actions presented at the Biennale’s Pavilion in articulation with a network of more than 20 institutions in São Paulo.

The conversation will be chaired by the curator Marta Mestre and is part of a set of presentations of the project of the 34th Bienal de São Paulo in international institutions.
With:
Jacopo Crivelli Visconti, curator of the 34th Bienal de São Paulo
Marta Mestre

Coproduction:
Projeto Ymago / Galeria Municipal do Porto

With the support of:
Direção-Geral das Artes, Ministério da Cultura, Governo de Portugal.

Free entry
Auditorium – Biblioteca Municipal Almeida Garrett

14.10.19, Thursday, 7:30pm

Performance 'Antropocenas' — Rita Natálio & João dos Santos Martins

 © José Carlos Duarte
 

04.11.19, Monday, 7pm

Performance 'oh!rage' — CALIXTO NETO

 As part of Fórum do Futuro 2019

© Marc Domage
 

14.07.18, Saturday, 3 pm – 5 pm

Workshop by Rui Bourbon: 'Cartazes Despertos'

 
 

Workshop Until 18.05.2018 Tuesday-Friday: 10.00am-11.30am or 2.30pm-4.00pm Free entry with registration

BARCO NEGRO!

© Ricardo Castelo / Fundação EDP
 

Workshop Until 18.05.2018 Tuesday-Friday: 10.00am-11.30am or 2.30pm-4.00pm Free entry with registration

WHAT IS THE MONKEY THINKING ABOUT?

 © Ricardo Castelo / Fundação EDP
 

Workshop Until 18.05.2018 Tuesday-Friday: 10.00am-11.30am or 2.30pm-4.00pm Free entry with registration

LIGHT, SHADE AND COLOUR

© Ricardo Castelo / Fundação EDP
 

Workshop 13.05.2018, Sunday, 3.00pm - 5.00pm

FAMILIES IN ACTION

 
© Ricardo Castelo / Fundação EDP
 

Workshop 15.04.2018, Sunday, 3.00pm - 5.00pm

FAMILIES IN ACTION

Free entry

© Ricardo Castelo / Fundação EDP
 

06.04.2018, Friday, 17h00

ARTIST TALK with João Pedro Vale and Nuno Alexandre Ferreira

© Ricardo Castelo / Fundação EDP
 

Workshop 25.03.2018, Sunday, 3.00pm - 5.00pm

FAMILIES IN ACTION

Free entry

© Ricardo Castelo / Fundação EDP
 

Workshop 18.02.2018 - sun- 3.00pm - 5.00pm free entry

FAMILIES IN ACTION

In this workshop, we will map ideas about the exhibition by registring the languages ​​of the artworks and its connections with sound, movement and image.
Credits: 
Graça Lacerda

Adressed to:
Families

Workshop Until 16.02.2018 - Tuesday - Friday - 10.00am-11.30am or 2.30pm-4.00pm Free entry with registration

BLUE COLLECTORS

Did you know that some artists use blue as narrative to express their emotions and sensations? In this workshop, we will collect ideas about the colour blue and its meanings. We will think about the blue lighting in the exhibition and get to know through its history the works on view. Are the artworks blue? Is our body blue?
Credits: 
Rita Roque

Adressed to:
8-14 years old

Registration:
22 6081063 / galeriamunicipal@cm-porto.pt

Workshop Until 16.02.2018 - Tuesday - Friday - 10.00am-11.30am or 2.30pm-4.00pm Free entry with registration

LOVE ON VENUS, WAR ON MARS

How does love arise? What drives war? Can we imagine these two seperate worlds via through glue and drawing? What is 10 000 years later between Venus and Mars? In this workshop we will value the title of the exhibition and draw up a game board where participants will build these two worlds.
Credits: 
Rita Roque

Addressed to: 
16-18 years old

Registration: 
22 6081063 / galeriamunicipal@cm-porto.pt

Workshop Until 16.02.2018 - Tuesday - Friday - 10.00am-11.30am or 2.30pm-4.00pm Free entry with registration

SONAR - Sounding the Air

What ways does sound travel in the exhibition gallery? What journeys does it draw? In this workshop, we will hands-on travel with the sound and make an imaginary exhibition made of plasticine scultpures composed of the rhythms we capture with our eyes and our ears.
Credits: 
Rita Roque

Addressed to: 
2-5 years old

Registration:
22 6081063 / galeriamunicipal@cm-porto.pt

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