The Ci.CLO Bienal Fotografia do Porto is a platform to challenge existing cultural, environmental, political and economic contradictions in our contemporary world.
Ci.CLO celebrates artistic practice and champions research and experimentation in collaboration with artists. Focusing on photography and its trans-disciplinary and relation with other artistic fields, Ci.CLO provokes and proposes possible future sustainability narratives, both utopian and dystopian, motivated by cultural and environmental change. The majority of works in the Bienal program result from residences and research laboratories carried out within the framework of the Bienal.
The Ci.CLO creation and exhibition programmes support innovative approaches to visual representation that contribute to a heightened critical awareness of ecological and social vulnerabilities that confront us.