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External Referenceis an exhibition cycle that invites foreign architects to create an architecture exhibition that considers a specific relation with the Portuguese context, seen from the outside. Affirming the space of the gallery as a singular stage of international reflection on the panorama of Portuguese architecture, in debate, it seeks to foster discourses and networks that contribute to the creation of new lines of thought on the samesubject.

Heteronímias is the title that Davide Trabucco attributes to the exhibition that reflects on the formal permanences and the variations in the Portuguese architecture. In analogy to Précis des leçons d’architecture données à l’Ecole Polytechniqueby Jean-Nicolas-Louis Durand, the Italian guest architect formalizes, through plan drawings, a possible taxonomy of Portuguese architecture, which disregards a linear chronology, in favor of the evolutionary reading that it intends to defend.

Organization and Curatorship Galeria de Arquitectura (Andreia Garcia, Diogo Aguiar) Contributor to this exhibition Davide Trabucco / Conformi Graphic Design And Atelier (João Araújo, Rita Huet) Website Sara Orsi Exhibition Photography Tiago Casanova

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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