Amadeo de Souza Cardoso, Porto – Lisbon, 2016 – 1916


Scientific Commissioner – Marta Soares and Raquel Henriques da Silva
Executive Commissioner – Ana Paula Machado Santos and Elisa Soares

Recreation of the only exhibition by Amadeo de Souza Cardoso in Portugal, in 1916, initially opened at Jardim Passos Manuel, in Porto, and later at the Liga Naval Portuguesa, in Lisbon.
A century after these exhibitions, the MNSR and the National Museum of Contemporary Art – Museu do Chiado mark the anniversary by bringing together a significant part of the pieces previously exhibited.
The first and only exhibitions in Portugal were also the first and only solo exhibitions he held in his short life. The context was the beginning of the First World War, when Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso returned to Portugal and was already a recognized painter among the avant-garde. Before exhibiting in his country, he had already participated in group exhibitions in Paris, Berlin, New York, Chicago, Boston and London.