International Curated Art Show ART-MAP.Ponte de Lima.2016


 videos from the inauguration day here

photos of artworks and venues here

posterOn the 1st of July 2016 in Ponte de Lima there was inaugurated ART-MAP.2016 Re-Cognition. The opening gathered many artists and guests together. We think it was a success! Thank you again for believing in ART-MAP, for sending your works, for collaborating with us! We are honoured to show your works in this beautiful and friendly place, Ponte de Lima. It was a pleasure to meet many of you on the opening and we hope that the others, who could not be present, will find an opportunity to visit the exhibition during July and August. All together the exhibition occupied 15 venues.


International Curated Art Show ART-MAP. Aveiro 2015

sitePDF photos inauguration day

photos halls and artworks

PDF catalogue

PDF list of participants

PDF map of event

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ENGLISH poetry in visual press release

PORTUGUÊS poetry in visual press release 

Curatorial approach “A Poética do Visual” ART-MAP Aveiro 2015


Plan of exhibition spaceplan halls artists1call for artists 1

“Vitral” Artistic residency, 2014


“Reflections” Institutional Exhibition Project, 2012





         CALL FOR ARTISTS is closed now      “POETRY IN VISUAL”            

ART-MAP is happy to announce the first big project staring in Aveiro region! The exhibition will take place during the month of June 2015 in 2 locations: Gallery of City Museum of Aveiro and Gallery of Capitania building.

Universidade de aveiroShield


Deadline: April,  2015.  



Poetry in Visual is not only a visual arrangement of the text, Poetry in Visual is art in which the visual is the text and the text is visual; it can include symbols, images, both or none. We invite the creative works where Poetic element is conceived as an important in reading of the intended effect of the work and take up over the excellence of craftsmanship. Artworks in which poesies is visible, poesies is the message, poesies is the desire which subordinates the choice of subject and of technique. All mediums are welcome: graphics, photography, painting, sculpture, book, installation, video works and collage. There is no limitation for professional statues of participants. You welcome to share your original approach of Poetry in Visual.    PDF download

ART-MAP is happy to announce the first big project staring in Aveiro region! The exhibition will take place during the month of June 2015 in 2 locations:

Gallery of City Museum of Aveiro     and      Gallery of Capitania building.

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Exhibition dates 26 of June to 26 of July 2015

ART-MAP is happy to announce the call for its second big international art show in Ponte de Lima! On the behalf of an art event, the project proposes the artists the discovery of amazing places, quality exposition spaces and thankful audiences. The exhibition will take place during the months of  July and August 2016 and occupy several locations: the authentic historical buildings, which have been converted into art galleries by the village, are now welcoming contemporary art. Charismatic spaces, such as a medieval prison, a tower, a castle and an old chapel have acquired new functions as exposition pavilions but the historical charms still gasp trough.


Re-cognition: art as visual intelligence.

Re-conhecimento: arte como um saber visual.

Read the concept HERE 

Read participation rules HERE

See the exposition spaces HERE

See photos of Ponte de Lima HERE 

We are expecting artworks which search beyond the literal significations and communicate through the symbolic structure of images, indices and metaphors and contain emotional presence. Artists are proposed to reflect how the truth is revealed trough imagination, about the traces of the archaic in the present, and how reminiscence and experiences transform and manifest themselves in poetic shapes.

Online submission deadline 5th of May 2016, online submission is free. Artists may submit up to 3 artworks. During the selection we will also consult the artist´s web sites, in some cases we might ask for the other available artworks.  

Admissible: Painting, Graphics, Photography, Sculpture, Video, Installation art, Land art, Light art, Artist book, Poetry.

Participants from outside the EU should first inform themselves about the Customs procedures for sending the artworks by post or with a carrier.

Notification of the selected artists 15th of May 2016.

Delivery of physical artworks Deadline 15th of June 2016, Delivery of digital artworks should be done by WeTransfer.Delivery personally or by post (Please do not send any artworks before we make a selection).

Exhibition dates: 1st of July – 30th of August 2016

Return of artworks after 30th of August.

The organization provides:

-Printed Catalogue

-Promotion: internet, press, media

-Insurance of the artworks during the exhibition

-Montage and de-montage of the exposition

-Reception buffet and concert

-Assistance with finding lodging and transport for the artists arriving for the inauguration

-With the artists who will need to arrive to the location for the installation of their pieces we will discuss special conditions.

-For the artists who have possibilities to obtain travel grants from their countries we can provide invitation letters.

There are nine spacious exposition pavilions with rooms equipped for the installation of different kinds of artworks with good light conditions and an open-air garden. All galleries are the heritage historical buildings in the center of the town Ponte de Lima and in 3 minutes walk from each other. We will select up to 150 artworks for the show. The issue of the curatorial work will be of establishing the dialogues between the contemporary artworks and the ancient interiors with respect and care for both. During the exhibition period there will be a public voting for the best artwork, in general category, the winner will receive a certification. The contacts of the artists will be available and people interested to purchase the artworks can contact the authors directly.


Curators of 2016 Ponte de Lima:


Madina Zi \


Isabel Nena Patim  \


CMPL – Municipalty of Ponte de Lima

Support of curatorial work is provided by

Partner Institutions:
– jornal Artes entre as Letrasunnamed
– UFP (Universidade Fernando Pessoa)
unnamed (1)– CLEPUL (Centro de Literaturas e Culturas Lusófonas e Europeias da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa)

Ponte de Lima is a very well conserved and cheerful heritage village situated in the picaresque hill landscape. It has active cultural life and recently became a popular destination for a cultural tourism. Yearly this place holds internationally renowned art, sport and music festivals.

In 2016 in Ponte de Lima will happen: 

July 2016

August 2016

  • 4 Aug – Internacional Folklore Festival
  • 10 – 21 Aug – World Championship of Horseball
  • 14 – 16 Aug – Art craft and Gastronomy Fair

September 2016

  • 7 – 12 Sept – Feiras Novas

Useful information:

Lodging information:

Before making your submission please read the Participation Rules

The project is conceived by the artist for the artists, it is non-profitable and self-sustained on the enthusiasm. We will be thankful if the selected artists will consider making a kind 5-10 euro donation to help the project to go on.