Artists: Adélia Clavien, Cristina Albaker, Elsa Figueiredo, Carlos Hernani, Gonçalo Fonseca, 
Marc Sarkis Gulbenkian, Rodolfo Lopes, Ricardo Reis, Rita Vitorino

Curated by Francisco Lacerda

26 - 31 March 2022
Portugal Pavilion - Portuguese Photography Exhibition
© Cristina Albaker
©  Adélia Clavien
©  Rita Vitorino © Lusitano World
©  Gonçalo Fonseca

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©  Marc Sarkis Gulbenkian

©  Ricardo Reis

Free Entrance

26 - 31 March 2022

EXPO Dubai 2020, Dubai, UAE

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Artists: Adélia Clavien, Cristina Albaker, Elsa Figueiredo, Carlos Hernani, Gonçalo Fonseca, 
Marc Sarkis Gulbenkian, Rodolfo Lopes, Ricardo Reis, Rita Vitorino

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Curated by Francisco Lacerda

Participating venues
Embassy of Portugal in Abu Dhabi
AICEP Portugal
United State Of International Artists

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©  Elsa Figueiredo

©  Rodolfo Lopes


The photography exhibition called "LONGING.IMAGE", aims to promote to all visitors to the pavilion, the photographic work of Portuguese artists.

Imago, or Image in Portuguese, is a word that comes from Latin. Since Ancient Greece, it has been discussed and debated, as well as its concept has been changed over several centuries. An Image is a visual representation of a landscape, monument, place, person or object. The Image in Art can only be seen by the human eye in many forms like a painting, photograph, drawing or in digital format.

The word "Longing" or "Saudade" is one of the few words of Portuguese origin that does not have a literal translation in many languages and is closely linked to the feeling of some nostalgia. Since 1415, with the departure of the Portuguese to discover new lands, the word “Saudade” has been used frequently.

“Saudade” usually refers to the memory of something that was, or is, dear to us (family members or friends, for example), of something that gave us pleasure to live, to share, to feel and that was always present in our memory.

This exhibition contains photographs by several Portuguese artists and different types of photography, which allow to expand the visual experience and provide the public with the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of emotions. 

On view from 26 - 31 March 2022

©  Carlos Hernani © Lusitano World

Press Release


Important: Images are provided exclusively to the press, and only for purposes of publicity of "LONGING.IMAGE" exhibition at EXPO Dubai 2020. The images must be accompanied by the credit line and any copyright information as it appears above in Check List, and the party reproducing the images must not distort or mutilate the images.

©  Adélia Clavien
About Dubai Expo

Expo 2020 is a World Expo, currently hosted by Dubai in the United Arab Emirates from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022. Originally scheduled for 20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021, it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
For the first time in World Expo history, every participating country will have its own pavilion. Enjoy immersive cultural experiences and discover what makes each country unique as you explore hundreds of pavilions.
The theme of the Expo is "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future". The expo will also have three subthemes: opportunity, mobility and sustainability.

7 days a week | 09:00-00:00 Sun-Thu, last entry at 23:00, and 09:00-02:00 Fri-Sat*, last entry at 01:00 | Pavilions open daily 10:00-22:00

USD56.28 / AED195 / 49.31EUR

Visitor Guide

Valet parking is also available on a first-come, first-served basis for USD25.86 / AED 95 / 22.66 EUR. If your ticket came with valet parking vouchers, you can use that instead of paying.

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