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18th Biennial of Cerveira
Looking at the past to build the future
Artistic Director: Henrique Silva
Dates: 18 July – 19 September 2015
Preview day: 17 July 2015
Location: Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal

CIMAM Members are welcome to join the 18th Biennial of Cerveira during the preview day on Friday 17 July 2015 and access the biennial throughout the different programs. To add your name to the guest list, please send an email to Ana Vale Costa, Communication Manager, at including your stating you are a Member of CIMAM and including your Name, position, institution, ID number, Nationality. CIMAM Members will benefit from a 10% discount at the bookshop. Your will be requiered to show your CIMAM membership card and ID when collecting your accreditation and purchasing at the bookshop.


The Biennial of Art of Cerveira, the oldest art festival in Portugal, is directed to the promotion of contemporary art. Existing since 1978 this event is supported by a national and international reputation. Fostering and stimulating the region’s creativity, the cultural decentralization and internationalization, this Biennial provides, for over 35 years, a space for meeting, interaction and dissemination of ideas, as an opportunity for the acknowledgement of national and international artists. The Biennial theme for 2015 is illustrative of this engagement: Looking at the past to build the future. It reproduces the pretention of carrying out an identification of knowledge and traditions of the region, to provide solutions of contemporary art, leading to a focus on the dialogue of the creative artists with the locals.

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