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Bienal’21 Fotografia do Porto Open Call receives applications until 30th November

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Miguel Nogueira

Applications for the Bienal’21 Fotografia do Porto Open Call are running until 30th November. Applications to the support programme are free and the aim is to select two winners: an artist or collective, Portuguese or foreigner, one residing in Portugal and the other in Spain. Results will be announced on 14th December.

“Cidades na Cidade” [“Cities in the City”, free translation] is the motto of the programme that challenges artists from Spain and Portugal to develop photo projects on urban community initiatives in the field of ecological and social justice, under the 2020/2021 Bienal Fotografia do Porto open call, whose applications’ deadline is on 30th November.

The Bienal’21 Fotografia do Porto, organised and produced by the Ci.CLO Pltaform, in partnership with PHotoEspana and the support of BPI and the “La Caixa” Foundation, the Iberian programme «Cidades na Cidade», offer a grant of 2200 euros to promote photo projects on urban community programmes in ecological and social justice.

This initiative aims to launch a reflexion on accelerated growth and population concentration in urban areas, as well as its consequences as regards social and ecological injustices, and boosting response projects to those challenges that are triggering cultural changes.

Applications to the programme are free and the aim is to select two winners: an artist or collective, Portuguese or foreigner, one residing in Portugal and the other in Spain.

Each artists or collective will be granted a Creation Grant, with the support of BPI and the Foundation “la Caixa”, which will include a monetary prize of two thousand and two hundred euros to support the development of the artistic project. This includes a workshop and technical guidance, logistics regarding production and the installation of the necessary materials, as well as an exhibit in the Biennal and accommodation.

This collaborative project involves linkage with two curators and other invited experts. The final result is an exhibition at the São Bento Metro Station, in Porto, between 14 May and 27 June 2021.

The jury includes Gabriela Vaz-Pinheiro, artists, researcher and University Teacher; Maria Villela, in charge of the PHotoESPAÑA exhibitions and Virgílio Ferreira, artistic director of Ci.CLO and Bienal Fotografia do Porto. Both Maria Villela and Virgílio Ferreira will deliver curatorial assistance.

See HERE for applications.

Further information, contact:

Edite Alexandre

Email: editealexandre@silver-lining.pt

Mobile: 939 105 695

Joana Martinheira

E-mail: joanamartinheira@silver-lining.pt

Mobile: 939 146 052