Quetzal Art Center, a contemporary art exhibition space of 450 m², is situated in a historically rich region in rural and scenic Alentejo (Portugal), far away from the metropolitan art hubs. From its inception, Quetzal focuses on the development of a contemporary art programme that is 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 institutional and commercial structures. Quetzal Art Center presents exhibitions with works by both established and emerging international artists, with an emphasis on finding connections between artistic generations, and stimulating curatorial experiment. Serving as the foundation of Quetzal’s artistic activities is the private art Collection de Bruin-Heijn.
The founders of Quinta do Quetzal are the Dutch couple Cees and Inge de Bruin. They have been collectors of contemporary art and patrons of culture for more than four decades. Aveline de Bruin, their daughter, directs and curates the art center.
Aveline de Bruin: “I love my mother’s quote that collecting is like picking flowers in a field, and so my job is to arrange them together.”
01/09/2021 - 30/06/2022
Four Flags Lisbon
Gabriel Abrantes, Tiago Baptista, Pedro Barateiro, Sara Bichão, Diogo Bolota, Hugo Canoilas, Gisela Casimiro, Sara Chang Yan, Tomás Cunha Ferreira, Mattia Denisse, Joana Escoval, Alexandre Estrela, Carla Filipe, Fernanda Fragateiro, Horácio Frutuoso, Ellie Ga, Rodrigo Garcia Dutra, Alice Geirinhas, João Maria Gusmão, Pedro Henriques, Ana Jotta, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Luís Lázaro Matos, Susana Mendes Silva, Fátima Moreno Lopez, João Marçal, Pedro Neves Marques, Mané Pacheco, Gonçalo Pena, Silvia Prudêncio, Jorge Queiroz, Alice dos Reis, Francisco Tropa, Belén Uriel, Lucia Vives, Yonamine
15/06/2020 - 10/05/2021
Read / ing
Yael Bartana, Rosella Biscotti, John Coplans, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Edith Dekyndt, Jana Euler, Ryan Gander, Dora Garcia, Lothar Hempel, Dana Hoey, Roni Horn, Sarah Jones, Mike Kelley, Július Koller, René Magritte, Paul McCarthy, Christian Megert, Jonathan Monk, Matt Mullican, Rosalind Nashashibi, Navid Nuur, Wilfredo Prieto, Margareth Salmon, Bojan Šarčević, Hannah Starkey, Thomas Struth, Alina Szapocznikow, Wolfgang Tillmans, Ana Torfs, Nora Turato, Lidwien van de Ven, Francisco Tropa
01/04/2017 - 31/03/2018
COLLABORATION DE BRUIN-HEIJN COLLECTION
ERICK BELTRÁN & 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