Lauren Maganete was born in Bragança in 1970 and studied in Porto, graduating in Business Administration and Management. She is the Municipality of Vila Nova de Gaia’s official photographer since 2009. She has works published in several national and international magazines and newspapers. Lauren participates regularly in individual and collective exhibitions, having already passed through… Continue reading

A meter or a matter of point of view

Elizabeth Leite was born in Caracas, Venezuela, on January 21st 1982 and has resided in Oliveira de Azeméis, Portugal, since 1989. In 2005 she finished her university degree in Painting in ARCA | EUAC (Escola Universitária das Artes de Coimbra) and in 2006 she attended a Master’s Degree in Aesthetic Communication in the same institution,… Continue reading


A SECOND LATER suggests the time of the missed opportunity, the break between the act and the contact. In the most common apprehension of the artistic disciplines’ domain, drawing and illustration (ignoring the primitivism of Art as a narrative of daily life and heroes perpetuation) appear to us, not rarely, as the before or parallel… Continue reading

Photography in Art

A year ago, we thought of photography as matter that we knew needed to be elevated. The characteristic restlessness of photographic practices matched with the audacity that invaded us when having the gallery shairart dst as a blank space. A continuous action between talent search and encounter returned got us back to the original exhibition’s… Continue reading

o/accidental T-E-R-R-I-T-O-R-I-E-S

The reader will consent me the linguistic derivation and the appropriation of a neofuturistic plastic tendency to use the word as image, in the poetic bridge with the political message of this exhibition, one more, at gallery shairart dst (Braga), which is intended as a starting point, not so much for judgments of art criticism,… Continue reading


In 2017 shairart renewed itself: its team, energy and strategy. We wanted to make cool collecting Contemporary Art and inspired by Walter Chrysler’s words: “Buy art because you like it and because it moves you, and because it enhances your life”, we added the appeal: Be a collector. The fabulous space at Raio street was… Continue reading