24 March 2021 - 08 May 2021

In the framework of the project Cultivating Uncertaintings. Reformulating Space / Shocking the Gaze, Natalia Poncela shall coordinate the place for research and analysis Aula Aberta, an exhibition project to reflect on the methodology and processes applied to higher education in fine arts since its implementation in the Galician university system.

This space will be the setting for a programme including, among other activities, a series of roundtables coordinated by the lecturer Miguel Anxo Fernández, with the participation of teachers and students from the Faculty of Fine Arts of Pontevedra along with other cultural agents. The programme will be completed with a number of seminars, workshops, meetings and interventions, with the participation of artists and lecturers affiliated with the faculty, and a publication recording all these activities.




Designed and coordinated by Natalia Poncela

Aula Aberta is conceived as a constructive, analytical and expository

space within the exhibition Cultivating Uncertainties. Reformulating Space / Shocking the Gaze, featuring a range of activities (seminars, workshops, chats, conferences and art interventions) and gathering together different material on the History of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Pontevedra, its teaching staff and its students, familiarising us with its educational strategies, artistic practices and research in higher education in fine arts. Thus introducing content, trends and strategies from art education and research into the museum space.


10 April. Educating through Art

Vicente Blanco and Salvador Cidrás

This seminar shall address the application in schools of arts-based methodologies that support the design of quality educational spaces and resources for the classroom.

14 April. Plurality, research and creation

Susana Cendán

An anthology of final-year projects supervised by lecturer Susana Cendán highlights the importance of research processes in fine arts university studies.


16 and 17 April. Materials. Workshop on Creating with Found Material

Ignacio Pérez-Jofre

This workshop is approached as a creative experience based on materials found in public spaces.

7 and 8 May. Cut, Paste and Draw: Initiation to Manual Risograph Printing Processes

Nono Bandera and Marcos Covelo

A creative self-publishing proposal based on the RISO SF9350 copier reviving manual and traditional printing processes.


One of the goals of the Open Classroom is to reflect the shifting trends of academic training. This part of the exhibition, therefore, will host a number of interventions carried out by students of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Pontevedra and will be coordinated by the teaching staff. In the framework of the research project carried out from the CGAC on the Faculty of Fine Arts of Pontevedra, a programme of meetings shall also be held with teachers who were part of the different deanships and members of several associated research groups.

Due to health restrictions, some activities, initially designed to be face-to-face, have been reformulated as essay or visual content and will appear later in a book that will supplement the contents of the exhibition catalogue.


Coordinated by Miguel Anxo Rodríguez

25 March, 5.30 p.m. Techniques and Process

The members of this roundtable shall reflect on the changes in work processes and their relation to theoretical paradigms and how this issue is dealt with in the teaching of fine arts.

Participants: Almudena Fernández Fariña, Horacio González and Chelo


Moderator: Miguel Anxo Rodríguez

8 April, 5.30 p.m. Theory, Project and Discourse

At this roundtable, the different proposals on the relationship between

art critical discourses, theory and art practices shall be assessed, analysing how these paradigms contribute to defining artistic projects.

Participants: Araceli Liste, Juan Luis Moraza and Carlos Tejo

Moderator: Miguel Anxo Rodríguez

9 April, 5.30 p.m. Circuits and Institutions

This talk focuses on the insertion of graduates in artistic circuits (market and cultural institutions), exploring possibilities of constructing alternatives.

Participants: Lola Dopico, Suso Fandiño and Carme Nogueira

Moderator: Ángel Cerviño

13 April, 5.30 p.m. New Artists and New Institutions

What was the Faculty of Fine Arts of Pontevedra like in the beginning? What was its context? How did it develop, from the perspective of institutional work and the emergence of new artists educated in the faculty? How did institutions respond to these new generations?

Participants: Antón Castro, Ángel Cerviño, Juan Fernando de

Laiglesia and Marisa Sobrino

Moderator: Santiago Olmo


*As the number of places for seminars and workshops is limited, every activity shall be subject to a specific call for proposals with its corresponding deadline for registration.