VIArtes 2020

Applications: October 10th to December 10th – 2020


Applications are open for the 6th edition of VIArtes Public Art Contest, which challenges artists to create a work of Art in the iconic façade of ViaCatarina Shopping.

VIArtes 2020 is directed to Portuguese or foreign Visual and/or Digital artists, Designers, Sculptors and Architects.

The VIArtes Contest is included in Sonae Sierra’s Public Art Policy, seeking to promote synergies between ViaCatarina Shopping and the community of artists intending to communicate their creativity and skills, especially in the Public Art area.

Applications take place until December 10th 2020.

You will need to upload the Consent for Collection and Processing of Personal Data, available here, at the time of registration.

If your proposal concerns a construction project, you will also have to upload, at the
time of registration, the Statement of Responsibility (available here) of the work to be
implemented by a certified engineer, as well as the Consent for Collection and
Processing of Personal Data.

Click here for the VIArtes 2020 contest’s regulation.

Click here for the floor plan and front elevation of the building’s façade.

Click here for an image of the building’s façade.

Information about ViaCatarina Shopping for which the artistic project will be developed:

In 1996, the construction of ViaCatarina Shopping was one of the largest urban interventions developed until then, keeping the façade of the old headquarters of the O Primeiro de Janeiro newspaper. Its façade and unique interior design, replicating Porto’s traditional buildings in the food court, make it the focus of great recognition by the people of Porto and by tourists who visit the city.