Quetzal Art Centre

Quetzal Art Centre, a contemporary art exhibition space, is situated in a historically rich region, far away from the busy art world. The programme is intended to appeal to both a specialist audience and a broader, curious public. It is driven by a desire to test art’s purpose outside the traditional market place. Quetzal Art Space exhibits diverse works by established international artists, or those from the recent past who have somehow escaped our attention, and enables them to have a dialogue with a younger generation of artists. Art that can make the invisible visible, move your senses, and allow you to see the world from a new angle.



Quetzal Art Centre’s second exhibition features several works by collaborating artists from the private collection of the De Bruin-Heijn family.

Featured artist collaborations:
Erick Beltran & Jorge Satorre
Lucy McKenzie & Lucile Desamory
John Altoon & Ed Ruscha
Thomas Schütte & Richard Deacon
Philippe Parreno & Rirkrit Tiranvanija
Emiliano Perino & Luca Vele
John Baldessari & Matt Mullican
Mika Rottenberg & Jon Kessler.

Collaboration includes a space curated by four influential Portuguese curators; Filipa Oliveira (opening April 1st), Ana Christina Cachola (opening July 8), Isabel Carlos (opening September 30) and Ana Luiza Teixeira de Freitas (opening January 2018), who will each show works within the theme of collaboration.

Curator Filipa Oliveira, artistic director Fórum Eugénio de Almeida in Évora, will be the first to show. She will bring Musa paradisiaca, a dialogue-based project, by Eduardo Guerra and Miguel Ferrão. Their project is called Teatro Máximo. They will build a set where an audience, a host, Oliveira as editor are all brought together to reflect on the artistic ideas of their practice as Musa paradisiaca.



Get more out of life. Go out to a movie! 05/2016 - 02/2017

Robert Heinecken

Are you Rea 05/2016 - 02/2017

Trisha Baga

MS Orlando 05/2016 - 02/2017

Collaboration Filipa Oliveira

Teatro Maximo - Musa paradisiaca with Antonio Poppe 04/2017 - 07/2017

Collaboration Ana Cristina Cachola

Igor Jesus and Mariana Silva 07/2017 - 09/2017

Collaboration Isabel Carlos

Orla Barry and Rui Chafes 09/2017 - 01/2018

Collaboration De Bruin-Heijn Collection

Erick Beltran and Jorge Satorre - Lucy McKenzie and Lucile Desamory - John Altoon and Ed Ruscha - Thomas Schütte and Richard Deacon - Philippe Parreno and Rirkrit Tiranvanija - Emiliano Perino and Luca Vele - John Baldessari and Matt Mullican - Mika Rottenberg and Jon Kessler 04/2017 - 03/2018

Collaboration Luiza Teixeira de Freitas

Alexandre Estrela 01/2018 - 04/2018