CONTEXTILE 2022 - Contemporary Textile Art Biennial
03.09. – 30.10.2022, Guimarães, PT
Open Call for International Exhibition and Artistic Residencies


The 6th edition of CONTEXTILE – Contemporary Textile Art Biennial, will take place between the September 3rd and the October 30th, 2022 in Portugal.

Guimarães will once again be the host city for this edition – Contextile 2022 – combining the 10 years of the biennial’s existence simultaneously with the 10 years celebration of Guimarães 2012 – European Capital of Culture.

Ten years later, and with 5 editions already held, the Biennial is recognized as an international reference in the ambit of contemporary textile art. But, it is also an unique cultural and artistic event, that transforms Guimarães, and the Vale do Ave region, into the epicentre of a process of interaction and connection between artists, creators, communities, industry and territories, thus contributing to the strengthening processes of the identity of the place, encouragement to creativity and innovation and valorization of the textile culture.

Part of the programme is an international exhibition and Artistic Residencies:


CONTEXTILE invites all artists, national and internationally, to present artworks for selection to the International Exhibition (competitive), integrated in the programme of its 6th Edition, Contextile 2022 – Contemporary Textile Art Biennial, which will take place in the city of Guimarães, Portugal, from the 3rd September to the 30th October 2022.

In 2022, the Contextile biennial focuses its activities on the thematic concept that will be transversal to all the rubrics of its programmatic contents. (see concept in the Biennial’s presentation text, menu BIENNIAL).

The International Competitive Exhibition will be composed by 50 artworks from 50 artists. Will also be accepted and selected 2 artworks for implementation in the outdoors (public space).

The jury will also award an Acquisition Prize of €6.000,00 (six thousand Euros) and Honourable Mentions, at the moment of the biennial’s opening.

The 50 works of the international exhibition may also be selected, during the biennial, for the ATP Acquisition prize and the ASM Acquisition prize, in the amount of €2.500,00 (two thousand and five hundred euros) each.

Deadline for Application: 05.03.2022

More information:

Regulation and Application Form:


15th July to 31st August 2022 | Guimarães | Portugal

Contextile 2022 will host two artistic residencies within the biennial’s programme between the 15th July and the 31st August 2022 in Guimarães, Portugal.
Therefore, we invite all interested artists to apply and present a proposal for an artistic project to be developed and produced in one of these residencies.
The artistic work in residency may be materialized through different techniques, namely Jacquard, Printing and Embroidery of Guimarães (among others), being Contextile positioned as a facilitator of the inherent processes and technologies and mediator with the partners in different working contexts (textile industry, artisans, etc).

The proposals should have as reference the Contextile 2022 Biennial’s concept and curatorial framework: Re-Make | Dialogues for a Textile Culture

Deadline for Application: 09.01.2022

More information:

Regulation and Application Form:

Go back