10ª BIENAL INTERNACIONAL DO DOURO

10 Ago - 31 Out

10 Ago - 31 Out

Alijó Celeirós Favaios Régua S. Martinho de Anta Vila Nova de Gaia Vila Real Bragança Foz Côa Chaves

10TH INTERNATIONAL PRINTMAKING BIENNIAL DOURO 2020

10th Printmaking Biennial of Douro Catalogue

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The 10th Biennial of Douro without limits.

Based on the oldest demarcated wine region in the world - the Douro and winner of two heritages of humanity granted by UNESCO is world renowned both for its vineyard landscape and for the archaeological heritage of the Côa Valley. Here is the largest sanctuary of Paleolithic engraving of the world, but the Douro is also in the contemporary scene one of the biggest events of graphic art in the world, creating a strength and dimension that goes beyond the borders of the country and is projected for infinite horizons.

Pursuing this aim and ambition achieved, the Biennial of Douro has overcome the challenges of interiority, the economic crisis, the cultural crisis, the engraving crisis itself and it has kept alive the assumptions of the art and the autonomy of the printmaking in the context of the contemporary art. To this end, have contributed the traditional printmaking and its secular alchemy, but also, the renewed trend of digital printmaking and the new media at their disposal, in order to give it the autonomy it needs to survive. The open field to the printmaking by the new hybrid languages and nontoxic techniques, have designed it impact in an innovative way and with the vitality so long desired in its fields.

The Curator, Nuno Canelas

Global Event


There are over two hundred biennials in the world, but it is not every city that can hold a Biennial.It is necessary for a biennial to born and to grow, a clear awareness that the issue of the identity in the contemporary world has other problems that go beyond national or regional identities. The construction of this identity is much more complex than the question of the nation or of the region. A touristic region as the Douro, needs an International art Biennial that confirms internationally it's modernity and entrepreneurship.

The Best Artists


Assuming the responsibility of being the unique Biennial of graphic work of the country, its evolution since its origin in 2001, placed it on an unimaginable level today, abreast of the most important biennials in the world. To prove this, we highlight the exhibition tribute to world-renowned artists such as Antoni Tàpies, Paula Rego, Vieira da Silva, Octave Landuyt, Gil Teixeira Lopes, Nadir Afonso, David de Almeida, Bartolomeu do Santos, Júlio Pomarand, now Silvestre Pestana, Bert Menco and others, but also by the breadth and internationality reached with more than 1.000 artists form 100 countries represented from all continents.

Bigger than Ever


64 Countries, 625 artists, 1300 prints, 16 exhibitions (Alijó, Bragança, Celeirós, Chaves, Favaios, Foz Côa, Régua, São Martinho de Anta, Vila Nova de Gaia, Vila Real), Hommage Artist: Silvestre Pestana, Bert Menco , Workshops, 12 Comissioners: Portugal, Australia, Austria, America, Canada, China, Italy, Mozambique, Poland, Romania, Sweeden, USA.

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Alijó Library of Alijó | Municipal Swimming Pool | Public Space
Celeirós Wine Farm of Portal
Favaios Wine and Bread Museum
Régua Municipal Auditorium | Douro Museum
S. Martinho de Anta Miguel Torga Cultural Center
Vila Nova de Gaia Espaço Corpus Christi
Vila Real Vila Real Theater
Bragança Adriano Moreira Cultural Centre
Foz Côa Côa Museum
Chaves Expoflávia

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