INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION
PALÁCIO VILA FLOR CCVF | AV. DOM AFONSO HENRIQUES, 701
JUL 30 › OCT 16 | TUE › SUN | 10H-13H / 14:30H-19H
An unheard exhibition of contemporary textile art which includes 54 works of 51 artists, selected among 732 proposals (544 artists) by an international jury composed by Lala de Dios (textile artist, president of ETN), Claudia Melo (artist, programmer), Livia Papai (artist, curator), Paula Sá (gallery director) and Paul Leocádio (artist and ESAG Director). An portrait of the contemporary creation of textile art in the national and international art scene with works from artists from all over the world, Japan, Taiwan, Argentina, Brazil, United States, Poland, England, Portugal, among others. The Biennial’s juri will also assign the Acquisition Award and the honorable mentions at the Contextile opening.

ARTISTIC RESIDENCIES
CASA DA MEMÓRIA | AV. CONDE MARGARIDE 536
JUL 30 › OCT 16 | TUE › SUN | 10H-13H / 14:30-19H
Exhibition of artists Elena Brebenel (Romania), Inguna Levsa (Latvia) and Sandra Heffernan (New Zealand) a result of artistic residencies held in June and July in textile the companies Lameirinho and MoreTextiles, and at the atelier Oficina. Contextile proposes to these artists, selected of a call (43 artists candidates), a residency that has as objective the creation and production of artistic artworks from theJacquard, Imprint and Embroidery of Guimarães techniques.

INVITED ARTISTS
CAAA | RUA PADRE AUGUSTO BORGES DE SÁ
JUL 30 › OCT 16 | MON › SUN | 14:30H-19H
The biennial invited the artists Conceição Abreu and Isabel Quaresma to produce an artistic project, specific and in context, to Contextile 2016, around the theme of “territory” and to be presented at the galleries 1 and 2 of the Centro para os Assuntos da Arte e Arquitectura.

“SAUDADE” EXHIBITION
SOCIEDADE MARTINS SARMENTO | RUA PAIO GALVÃO
JUL 30 › OCT 16 | TUE › SAT | 9:30-12H / 14H-17H | SUN | 10H-12H / 14H-17H
Exhibition of the American artist Cindy Steiler, resultant of an artistic residency from the crossing of photography and the imprint and embroidery techniques. A set of images transported to textile that describe “Saudade”.

EMERGENCIES: ARTISTIC EDUCATION AND TEXTILE CULTURE
INSTITUTO DE DESIGN DE GUIMARÃES | RUA DA RAMADA, 52
JUL 30 › OCT 16 | MON › SAT | 10H-19H
Contextile 2016 invited artistic schools with disciplines of textile techniques – FBAUP (Faculdade de Belas Artes do Porto), Escola Artística Soares dos Reis (Porto), Escola Artística António Arroio (Lisboa), FBAUL (Faculdade de Belas Artes de Lisboa), challenging students (and schools) to the creation and production of textile artworks, which will be presented in an exhibition and installation form.

“A TEXTILE MEMORY: THE LAUSANNE BIENNIALS”
PALACETE SANTIAGO / MUSEU ALBERTO SAMPAIO | PRAÇA SANTIAGO
JUL 30 › OCT 16 | TUE › SUN | 10H-18H
In partnership with the Fondation Toms Pauli (Lausanne, Switzerland), more than 25 large-format textile artworks by Swiss and international artists will be exhibited. Originally displayed at the Lausanne Tapestry Biennials from 1962 to 1995, the works form part of Swiss Foundation’s contemporary collection.

SATHELITE EXHIBITION
CIAJG / PAC | AV. CONDE MARGARIDE 175
JUL 30 › OCT 16 | TUE › SUN | 10H-13H / 14H-19H
In Contextile 2016 ambit, CIAJG presents a wide individual show of Ilda David’ around the production of embroideries that the artist is producing having as central theme, but not exclusive, the literary universe of Maria Gabriela Llansol. In parallel, an expanded re-assembly of the nucleus of pre-Columbian textiles, from the precious collection of CIAJG.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “WHAT PLACE IS THIS?
AUDITÓRIO CCVF | AVENIDA D. AFONSO HENRIQUES, 701
SEP 23 › SEP 24
At this 2 day conference, national and international guests, of different areas (sociology, geography, architecture, artists, etc) will, in a first moment, “untie” the territory, so it is possible to contextualize and decode origins and legacies. A second moment will be dedicated to “entwine” art and textile, establishing bridges from local to global, craft and industry, memory and artistic production, to produce reading key subjects for contemporaneity.
Free participation | Inscription needed | bienal@contextile.pt

PUBLIC INTERVENTIONS
PRAÇA DO TOURAL, GUIMARÃES
JUL 30 › OCT 16
“Textile Tower” a sculptural element resulting of a partnership between UM – University of MÍnho, the CITA – Design Centre Copenhagen and the AFF textile company.

EDIFÍCIO DA ALFÂNDEGA, PORTO
SEP 21 › 22 SEP
An extension of Contextile 2016 to MODtissimo, in partnership with ATP – Textile and Clothing Association of Portugal and Selectiva Moda Association.

WORKSHOPS: EXPERIENCE THE TEXTILE
IDEGUI | SEP 9 › SEP 10
HUGO FERRÃO
“Initiation to Textile Imprint”