PARTE: Portugal’s research program and art summit

PARTE Circuits'22

July 24–31, Porto and North and Center of Portugal regions, hosted by Vicente Todolí
July 31–August 7, Lisbon, Alentejo, and Algarve regions, hosted by Isabel Carlos


PARTE Summit'22

July 30, Convento de São Francisco, Coimbra
August 6, Cineteatro Louletano, Loulé



The first edition to be launched on July 30, PARTE Summit'22 Coimbra



PARTE Portugal Art Encounters gathers 12 guest curators and two host curators for the first edition of the research program and summit aimed to support the internationalization of the Contemporary Art system in Portugal. 


Abaseh Mirvali, Andrea Lissoni, Bruna Roccasalva, Clara Kim, Daniel Baumann, Hendrik Folkerts, Kasia Redzisz, Neringa Bumblienė, Philippe-Alain Michaud, Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, Vincenzo de Bellis, and Zoé Whitley are the professionals invited by the host curators Vicente Todolí and Isabel Carlos to travel to Portugal. From July 30th to August 7th, the curators will join the PARTE Circuits to journey the country and participate in the PARTE Summit that takes place in two sessions in Coimbra and Loulé cities, respectively on July 30th and August 6th, 2022.


PARTE Circuits are two research circuits that travel through the five regions of continental Portugal to present a careful selection of the country's artistic production, cultural, and natural heritage. The circuits integrate reserved and professional activities that combine networking and knowledge sharing with artists and agents with moments of leisure and discovery of the excellence of hospitality, gastronomy, and regional cultures. The research journeys culminate with the international art encounter PARTE Summit and the launch of the first edition of PARTE Book, a guide for Art Tourism in Portugal.


PARTE Summit is an international event that brings together some of the most prominent thinkers in the contemporary art field. It convenes different knowledge and people interested in following artistic practices in relation to the transformation of territories and societies. The program includes lectures, round table discussions, and performances in response to questions previously raised by the guest curators. Based on these questions, multidisciplinary panels bring together artists, authors, and other thinkers to rehearse answers or give continuity to common questions. The first edition of the public event of the program will take place on two consecutive Saturdays and in two full-day sessions, on July 30th, at Convento de São Francisco in Coimbra, and August 6th, at Cineteatro Louletano in Loulé.


The group of curators invited to visit the Northern and Central regions of Portugal with the host Vicente Todolí, Founding Director of the Serralves Museum and current Artistic Director of the Hangar Biccoca at the Pirelli Foundation, Milan, is formed by: Bruna Roccasalva, Artistic Director of Fondazione Furla, Milan, Italy; Daniel Baumann, Director of Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland; Hendrik Folkerts, Curator of International Contemporary Art at the Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; Kasia Redzisz, Artistic Director at Kanal - Centre Pompidou, Brussels, Belgium; Vincenzo de Bellis, Associate Director of Programs, Visual Arts, at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, United States of America; Zoé Whitley, Director of Chisenhale Gallery, London, United Kingdom.


In turn, the group that will visit the regions of the Lisbon Metropolitan Area, Alentejo and Algarve, with hostess Isabel Carlos, independent curator, researcher and the former Director of the Modern Art Centre of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, curator of the Sydney and Sharjah biennials and Portuguese representations at the Venice and São Paulo biennials, is formed by: Andrea Lissoni, Artistic Director of Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany; Abaseh Mirvali, Curator and Cultural Producer commitment to civic engagement and public service through innovative collaborations, working between Mexico and the United States; Clara Kim, recently nominated Chief Curator and Director of curatorial affairs of MOCA Los Angeles, United States; Neringa Bumblienė, Curator at the Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania and Curator of the Lithuanian Pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Italy; Philippe Alain-Michaud, Curator at the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, Director at the Kunstituut Melly, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.