Due to the fire at the Centre for Fine Arts on 18 January, the exhibition All I Want was postponed. The schedule of activities for the transversal programme is currently being reviewed. Keep an eye on our website regularly so that you won’t miss a thing. We will keep you informed as best we can!


On January 1, 2021, Portugal takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Over six months, it will guide the EU by emphasizing the need for a social, resilient, green and truly global Europe, guided by principles and values of solidarity, equality, convergence and cohesion.

BOZAR, as an International House of Culture, grabs this occasion to shine a light on the rich Portuguese historical and contemporary artistic creation through the unique lens of female artists. The program, coproduced with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, centers around the exhibition All I Want. Portuguese Women Artists from 1900 to 2020, mapping the interests, concerns, and struggles that Portuguese women artists have faced over the last century as citizens, individuals, and active artists. The exhibition exposes the creation of innovative artistic and thematic languages that these women artists have developed in their search for their righteous place in the academic realm, for their autonomy and freedom, and to gain institutional, commercial, and social recognitions as artists.

The exhibition’s universal themes constitute the starting point of a large and diverse transversal and multidisciplinary programme. Each activity zooms in on and activates the exhibition through various points of view including performances by Tiago Rodrigues and Raquel Castro, film screenings by and in the presence of Teresa Villaverde and Filipa Cesar, a concert in the exhibition circuit by Margarida Garcia and Susana Silva, a literary evening “A female Pessoa”, an architectural encounter including Patricia Barbas and Cristina Guedes, a rich debate with artists, activists and policy makers on International Women’s Day, podcasts, and much more.