Since its inception, the EDP Foundation has been a major player in the promotion of exhibitions, through in-house production, patronage and/or curatorial support, as well as partnerships with other entities in Portugal and abroad.
In its own programming, the EDP Foundation inherited the production and creation of exhibitions and awards initiated in 2000, building this activity and making it more regular since 2006, the year when the Power Station was reopened to the public as a renewed museum space. Precedence was given to projects that embodied the EDP Foundation’s strategy for the arts: discovering new talents and presenting critically consecrated values and historically important works that were not well known.
In 2016, the opening of MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture & Technology marked a new phase in the Foundation’s exhibitive activity, with a programming strategy based on international expansion. While always maintaining an intense focus on national production, the MAAT has also become a platform to present relevant foreign artists in Portugal and create an exchange with other institutions, reinforcing the museum’s position in the international contemporary art networks.
The EDP Foundation is also associated, as a patron or partner, with dozens of exhibitions produced every year by leading institutions. In Portugal, the Serralves Foundation’s Museum of Contemporary Art, National Museum of Ancient Art, the Chiado Museum, Arpad Szenes-Vieira da Silva Museum, Casa das Histórias – Paula Rego Museum, Lisbon City Museum, National Fine Arts Society, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Graça Morais Contemporary Art Centre and Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Municipal Museum, and the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, among others. Activities abroad include institutions such as the Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid, Vitra Design Museum (Germany), Design Museum (Belgium), the Venice Biennale, Fundación Maria Cristina Masaveu, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Madrid), the Barbican Centre (London) and Whitechapel Gallery (London).
Exhibition An Oasis at Sunset. 20th anniversary of the EDP Foundation Awards
This year, the EDP Foundation celebrates the 20th anniversary of the creation of the EDP Foundation New Artists Award and the EDP Foundation Art Grand Prize with an exhibition which will bring together, for the first time and in an unprecedented way, works by the artists who won the various editions of the two awards – An Oasis at Sunset. 20th Anniversary of the EDP Foundation Awards, to be held between 29 October 2020 and 18 February 2012.
FESTA. FÚRIA. FEMINA.
The exhibition Feast Fury. Femina – Works from the FLAD Collection marks the Luso-American Development Foundation´s 35th anniversary.
Inverted Landscapes is a performance by André e. Teodósio / Teatro Praga. It will be presented at the Kunstraum Botschaft Gallery – Camões Berlin in co-production with the EDP Foundation and the Embassy of Portugal / Camões Berlim.
André Cepeda. Ballad of Today
The exhibition at MAAT shows around 80 photographs, black and white and in color, in various formats and display modes, giving shape to a visual body of the city, plus two sound installations with Maria Reis and Gabriel Ferrandini.
As part of the six-month-long programme maat Mode 2020, three audio stations have been plugged in the spaces of the museum to host a sequential series of curated sound proposals and specially produced contents.
Memovolts. Stories from the EDP Foundation Energy Heritage Collection
Founded in 1990, the EDP Foundation Energy Heritage Collection gathers around 3,500 items and a vast collection of documents, referring to the theme of energy and, in particular, that of electricity,
The Peepshow. Artists from the EDP Foundation Portuguese Art Collection
The Peepshow is an intriguing previewing of part of the EDP Foundation Portuguese Art Collection.