Gulbenkian Residency

Exhibition room of the School of Arts during Poetry as an echological survival by Nuno da Luz (March 2019)
In 2019 and 2020 the School of Arts at Universidade Católica Portuguesa selected through an open call two artists in residence for the yearly program.

Past residents

Matias Piñeiro
Matías Piñeiro (Buenos Aires, 1982) is one of the most important names in the new generation of South American directors. He has affirmed a distinct voice, with inventive films that freely rely on classic dramatic texts to explore the power of desire and language and the brutality of loneliness, in fragmented narratives that speculate on cinema's potential to tell complex and multiple character stories.
He has presented his films in many of the major international film festivals including Berlinale, Locarno, Toronto, New York and San Sebastian andmuseums like Tate Modern and MoMa. His work has been the object of retrospectivese in venues such as Jeu de Paume Musée du Louvre, Cinematek (Brussels), Filmoteca Española – Cine Doré (Madrid), Arsenal – Cinematek (Berlin). As a programmer, he has been collaborating with Punto de Vista Film Festival and the legendary Anthology Film Archives, among others.
As for teaching experience, Matias Piñeiro has been working with the Pratt Institute (New York) since 2016 and has collaborated with schools and universities such has Le Fresnoy – Studio Natuional des Arts Contemporains, CalArts and Deutsche Film-und Fernsehakademie Berlin - DFFB. 



12 JUN 2021 · SESSÃO ESPECIAL: Matías Piñeiro

Cineclube EA · Carta Branca a Matías Piñeiro


2020 Gulbenkian Residency in the School of Arts, Porto

COVID-19 Disclaimer:
We are well aware of and monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, we hope and believe that by mid September 2020 the danger will be over. In case of a different, unwanted, development, the School of Arts and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation reserve the right to postpone the dates of the residency program. All prospective changes will be discussed with the selected artist within reasonable given time and constraints.
1 - Framework
The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in partnership with the School of Arts will provide a
residency to an international artist or curator to develop their work for a period
of three months, between September and December 2020.
The School of Arts of the Catholic University of Portugal is based in Porto and ofers
graduate and undergraduate courses in Film, Music, Sound, Photography, New Media,
Heritage and Conservation. The selected candidate should be able to articulate/integrate
the aforementioned research areas in the work to be developed during the residency. The
School of Arts facilities include sound recording studios and equipment, editing rooms
and flming equipment, a MoCap room, a Chroma Key studio, a fabrication lab, besides
painting and sculpture studios.
2 - Program
The goal of the residency program is to provide space, time and assistance for research,
experiment and production in the development of the selected candidate body of work.
The result of the residency will be publicly presented in a format to be discussed with the
School of Arts upon arrival (exhibition, performance, conference, concert, talk).
3 – Conditions of the residency
The residency program is fully funded by the Gulbenkian Foundation and covers
accommodation, meals (during weekdays), travel (up to 500€ for Europe-based artists
and up to 1000€ for artists based in other continents), a monthly allowance of 450€ and
an extra 500€ for material expenses.
Through the research institutes of the school (CCD, CITAR) the fnal presentation might
be considered eligible for a production grant.
Applicants from outside Schengen area will receive support for the Visa application.
4 - Eligibility
The residency accepts applications from international artists and curators at any stage of
Applications by Portuguese artists or artists who have been resident in Portugal in the last
3 months will not be considered.
5 - Presentation of Applications
All candidates should deliver the following documents in English or Portuguese:
A - full-cv;
B - portfolio
C - motivation letter;
D - a brief synopsis of the project to be developed;
6 - Submission
The application should be sent via email to the following email address referring to
2020 Gulbenkian Residency in the School of Arts open call:
7 - Selection Committee
A selection committee, composed of Nuno Crespo (dean of the School of Arts), 
Guilherme Blanc (Culture Advisor for the Porto Municipality) and Cristina Grande (senior
curator at the Serralves Museum), will make a pre-selection of candidates. The fnal
selection is a joint responsibility of the Gulbenkian Foundation and the School of Arts.
8 – Ownership and copyright
The selected candidate will hold all the ownership rights of the work developed during the
residency. The selected candidate accepts to authorize the use of images from the work
developed during the residency and grants their image rights for the production of
materials with communication, scientifc and educational purposes.
9 – Residency Rules
The selected artist is expected to engage in the activities of the School of Arts and be
available to present their work processes to the students and in a public presentation, to
be scheduled. The selected artist must also be available to be interviewed for research
and communication purposes.
The artist can freely set their working schedule, according to the availability of labs and
materials that he might need, but he should be available to meet with the residency
supervisors if it is requested in advance.
10 – Calendar
The Call will be open from March 6th until April 30th
The final decision will be announced on June 22nd after thorough analysis.
The residency will start on September 15th and run until December 15th.
11 – Clarifications
Every aspect or question not covered in their open call will be analyzed and decided by
the School of Arts. For further inquiries please contact





Yohei Yamakado 
September 2019 - December 2019
Yohei Yamakado (Kobe, 1987) lives in France, where he has been developing sound and visual pieces. Since 2017 he's been attending Le Fresnoy – Studio National des arts contemporains, where he directed the movies La lyre à jamais illustra le taudis (2018) and Amor Omnia (2019).
Yamakado is also a musician and in 2012 he was one of the founders of the label RÉCIT. His movies also explore the relationship between sound and image. He has presented his work in venues like LʼOnde (2018), Nuit Blanche Kyoto (2015, 2016, 2017), Towada Art Center (2016), Institut Goethe-Paris (2014) ou IRCAM (2014). 


18 NOV · Presentation of the Residency 
10 DEC · Masterclass · Riccardo Giacconi