Exhibition opening in Alijó, Favaios and São Mamede de Ribatua

April 9, 15:00


Ci.CLO and the Alijó Municipal Council open the first 3 exhibitions of the ViViFiCAR project this
Saturday, April 9. A bus tour will connect the three parishes — Alijó, Favaios, São Mamede de Ribatua —, departing at 15.00, from the Salão dos Bombeiros, in Alijó.

The VIVIFICAR project embraces the concepts of ‘living and staying’ as guiding axes for immersive encounters between Douro, national and Norwegian artists and local communities based on participatory creative strategies. In Alijó, ‘Encontros Vivos’ took place between 28 February and 11 April 2022 in Alijó, Favaios and São Mamede de Ribatua, with the presence of three artists with distinct cultural practices and identities. During this period, the artists lived in the homes of local ambassadors — Ana Cristina Moreira, José Lopes, José Manuel Paroca, Sara Mota — and the creative process was accompanied by a team of moderators — Gabriela Vaz-Pinheiro, Jayne Dyer, Jon Arne Mogstad and Virgílio Ferreira. The developed projects are now presented in 3 exhibitions in Alijó, from April 9th to June 11th 2022, revealing the result of this collaborative and participatory process.


  • Chamar à pedra, fraga | Alexandre Delmar in collaboration with the community of São Mamede de Ribatua | Escola Antiga - Avenida Teixeira Lopes, 5070-472 São Mamede de Ribatua (next to Bar da Banda)
  • Ressonância | André Tribbensee in collaboration with the community of Alijó | Salão dos Bombeiros - Avenida 25 de Abril, 5070-013 Alijó
  • Roga | Patrícia Geraldes in collaboration with the community of Favaios | Escola Antiga - Largo Conselheiro Teixeira Sousa 2, 5070-272 Favaios

Friday to Sunday: 10.30 – 13.00 / 14.30 – 18.30
Monday to Thursday: by appointment geral@ciclo.art / + 351 223 233 873

Every Saturday and Sunday, from 09.04.2022 to 11.06.2022
Meeting point: Salão dos Bombeiros, Alijó, 15.00

ViViFiCAR is a project organized and produced by the Ci.CLO Platform, funded by the Culture Program of EEA Grants Portugal, operated by the Directorate-General for Cultural Heritage, through Connecting Dots – Artistic Mobility and Public Development, and managed by the Directorate-General for the Arts, as a Program Partner. ViViFiCAR is developed in partnership with the Douro Museum Foundation, Alijó Municipal Council, Lamego Municipal Council, Mêda Municipal Council, Torre de Moncorvo Municipal Council and Surnadal Billag A/S (Norway), with sponsorship from Banco BPI and the "la Caixa" Foundation, in collaboration with the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Culture Action Europe and Asia-Europe Foundation, and with the support of Montaluga Andaimes and Adega de Favaios.