zet gallery and dstgroup open six grants for artistic residences for Ukrainian female artists

ZET GALLERY AND DSTGROUP OPEN SIX GRANTS FOR ARTISTIC RESIDENCES FOR UKRAINIAN FEMALE ARTISTS   From today, Ukrainian refugee female artists can apply for one-year artist residency grants, opened by dstgroup and zet gallery. These six grants comprise the allocation of €1000/month and free accommodation. During this year, zet gallery will also organise an exhibition… Continue reading

The grace of metaphysics

The grace of metaphysics Valter Hugo Mãe Art is a pure manifestation of metaphysics, an essential dimension that alludes to what is insinuated in the matter, but it is above all longing for spirit, some kind of simulation of the soul to give us the true size of existence and possible transcendence. I begin by… Continue reading


ACTUM The “ACTUM – Open Call for Artistic Projects” initiative aims to support artists from the city of Braga, during a time when it is imperative to emphasise culture and promote artistic creation. The 25 artists chosen for this second edition come from different areas, with various creative processes, from painting, sculpture, installation, photography, video,… Continue reading


AMOR EM TEMPOS DE CÓLERA AMOR EM TEMPOS DE CÓLERA (love in times of cholera) is the name of the second exhibition resulting from ‘ACTUM – Open Call for Artistic Projects, a support measure for artistic creation and fruition for artists and cultural agents from Braga, which appeared in the middle of the pandemic, in… Continue reading

ANA MONTEIRO: Layers of the Self

ANA MONTEIRO: Layers of the Self The figurative style and the self-portrait are two of the great particularities that characterise the work of Ana Monteiro (PT, 1990), who justifies the use of these properties due to the ease of the emotional connection with her works, appealing to the capacity of communication, understanding and transformation. Through… Continue reading

João Dias

A COUPLE OF STRUCTURING AND LIQUID THINGS João Dias by Helena Mendes Pereira   A set of cross-references brings me a coexistence of concepts (perhaps) inseparable from the work of João Dias (b.1983): boldness, intimacy, expansion, and excavation. I recall John Berger (1926-2017) and the “Ways of Seeing”1 revolution of 1972: a set of seven… Continue reading

Martinho Costa

A COUPLE OF STRUCTURING AND LIQUID THINGS Martinho Costa by Helena Mendes Pereira   On the day they were going to kill him, Santiago Nasar got up at half-past five in the morning to wait for the boat in which the bishop was arriving. 1 These days, while revisiting Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014), I opened… Continue reading