galeria de arquitectura new now vírgula i

New Now is an exhibition cycle that invites emerging architects to think on their own work through an appropriation exercise of the physical space of the Gallery of Architecture. The projectual exercise will be common in all editions and should be subordinated to the language and the themes that define the work developed by the invited studio to manipulate the spatial qualities that define the existing space.

In its first edition, New Now invites Vírgula i. The theme that the architecture collective explores in New Now is the one of the creation of a critical space to the growing self-centrism that has characterized the current society, proposing the construction of an ephemeral temple dedicated to the Ego within the Gallery. From an unusual aesthetics and materiality, which are permanent characterizers of their projects, Virgula i work, in this context, the idea of monumentality, the sacred and the profane to invite the passer-by to an exercise of self-reflection.


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Organization Galeria de Arquitectura – Andreia Garcia e Diogo Aguiar Contributors to this exhibition Vírgula i – Leonor Macedo, Pedro Guedes Simões, Teresa Aguiar, J.P. Pereira and collaborators João Pignatelli Vasconcelos and José Tomás Cambão Consultive Commission Inês Moreira, Mariana Pestana, Pedro Bandeira and Pedro Campos Costa Graphic Design And Atelier
João Araújo e Rita Huet Website Sara Orsi Exhibition Photography Tiago Casanova Partnership Patch

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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