The architecture programme for the 2017 Biennial of Contemporary Art of Maia was based on the consolidation of the memory of the site through the challenge of transforming and exploring form (as an architectural and urban matter) from the fields of Architecture and Art.

This privileged laboratory – the one of thinking and acting on the specific territory of Maia city in a short space of time, such is an event as a biennial – allowed, through the crossing of these practices, speeches and reflections, to frame the programme for Architecture as a metaphor for the contemporary issues.

In a more permanent way and provoking the tangible limits inherent in the practices of the invited artists and architects, took up the discussion about the urban imaginary, about the places of exchange of the city, about the way of thinking the identity processes in the preservation of material culture, on the city as a social expression of progress, on the society of the spectacle, on spaces of confrontation and contamination, on public art as a tool for the reconstitution of the public space, on the sense of belonging, experience, memory and appropriation.


_ Shaping Shape _

by Diogo Aguiar Studio + Pedro Tudela
Silos da Maia

by Fahr 021.3 + Dalila Gonçalves
Silos da Maia


_ Unlimited Shape _

by Moradavaga
Fórum da Maia

the line of history evades the line of time
by Gabriela Vaz-Pinheiro
until July 2019
Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport

Curatorship Andreia Garcia Architects and Artists Dalila Gonçalves, Diogo Aguiar Studio, Fahr 021.3, Gabriela Vaz-Pinheiro, Pedro Tudela Organization Maia Municipality, Lionesa, Fábrica 3Às Coordination Eduarda Pinto Co-coordination João Vasconcelos Programme Coordination Alexandra Mariz

Andreia Garcia (Guimarães, 1985) is a Portuguese, Porto-based architect, curator, researcher and consultant of architecture, design and urban scenography. Founder of Andreia Garcia Architectural Affairs, she has specialized in the dissemination of architecture through research, curatorial practice and editorial projects.


She was project coordinator of Smaller Cities and project manager of the Creative Landscape projects in Guimarães 2012, European Capital of Culture .
Andreia was curator of Theatro Circo de Braga leading the Projeto Memória which celebrated the theatre’s centenary and launch the book O Theatro e a Memória with her editorial coordination. She was editorial and programme coordinator of the Portuguese Representation of the XXI Triennale di Milano. Since 2016 she has co-founded, with Diogo Aguiar, the Galeria de Arquitectura, an independent space dedicated to the architecture thinking, in Porto.


In 2017, she assumes the curatorship of the architecture program for the Biennial of Contemporary Art of Maia and is invited to think two exhibitions for the Galeria Vertical, in Silo Auto of Porto.


She received her Architecture MSc diploma at the Faculty of Architecture of Beira Interior University in 2008, and her Architecture PhD diploma at Faculty of Architecture of Lisbon University in 2015, that received the Professor Manuel Tainha Prize for the best PhD thesis in Architecture of 2014/2015. In 2017 Andreia is launched her first book as an author entitled Espaço Cénico, Arquitectura e Cidade (Scenic Space, Architecture and City) by Caleidoscópio editors.



Andreia Garcia . principal . senior architect founding partner and curator

Margarida Antunes (2018-) . head of production

Clara Puentes (2018-) . architect

Cecilia Carrioli (2019-) . architecture intern

Martzel Arriaga (2019-) . architecture intern



Former Collaborators

Clara Asperilla (2018) . architecture intern

Inés Brotons (2017) . architecture intern



Premis FAD | Selected, Interiorismo
Prudêncio Studio

Manuel Tainha’ Professor Award | Award
Best Architecture PhD thesis 2014/2015



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