The Bienal Fotografia do Porto aims to contribute to the production and dissemination of alternative artistic perspectives and actions that promote ethical and regenerative cultural change that we believe is as desirable as it is essential.
The Bienal features exhibitions by national and international artists in museums and alternative public venues throughout the historical center of Porto. The majority of artworks result from residences and research laboratories carried out within the framework of the Bienal. The Bienal pioneers research and experimentation in photography and its transdisciplinary relationship with other artistic fields; promoting alternative methodologies and proposing multiple perspectives, utopian or dystopian, to motivate cultural transformations.
The Bienal Fotografia do Porto is organized and produced by Ci.CLO, in co-production with the Porto City Council. The Bienal is financed by the Portuguese Ministry of Culture, with the patronage of BPI and Fundação “la Caixa”, the institutional support of UNESCO National Commission and a network of national and international strategic partners.