NOVO BANCO

NOVO BANCO
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NOVO BANCO has consolidated its strategy as a patron of photography in Portugal through a string of initiatives promoting and divulging this form of artistic expression, foremost amongst which is NOVO BANCO Photo which, as a major event in the Portuguese contemporary art calendar, is indisputably the most emblematic.


In the quest for prestige, professionalism and enhancing wisdom, the bank has established an association with the Fundação de Arte Moderna e Contemporânea – Colecção Berardo, an institution whose aim, as a dynamic centre of cultural activities and holder of a collection featuring an important nucleus of photographic works, is to promote, incentivise and disseminate photography as a cultural manifestation. In partnership with the Museu Coleção Berardo, NOVO BANCO Photo annually assembles, exhibits and recognises the best of photography from within the cultural triangle of Portugal, Brazil and the PALOP (Portuguese-speaking countries), which it shares with a wide audience.


It is our responsibility to underline that the process of internationalising NOVO BANCO Photo was only possible thanks to the involvement and endeavour of the Museu Coleção Berardo. Since its very beginning, it has believed in the award's continuity and importance for the dissemination of contemporary art within the Portuguese-speaking world and shared with NOVO BANCO the annual commitment to assemble and exhibit the best photographic work produced, thereby re-affirming and giving clear meaning to what NOVO BANCO regards the role of cultural patron to consist of.