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Art originals and multiples offered to Ar.Co by their authors  take up space and accumulate over time (partly because not all of them were sold in previous benefit sales). These facts cause the Board of Directors to conceive, in the early 1990’s, of an Arts Collection entirely made up of selected works offered to the school by the artists themselves. Already in the first round of negotiations Ar.Co does not approach only the “house artists”, connected to the school’s history by formal ties, but any artist that stands out for doing interesting work. The outcome immediately surpasses all expectations, and the collection soon acquires volume and reach, justifying the request for the status of “cultural interest” that Ar.Co addresses to the Ministry of Culture in 1995. In 2004, a protocol is signed with the Instituto Português dos Museus, setting up a renewable ten year loan of the fine arts section at MNAC-Museu do Chiado. In the following year, a similar agreement places the collection’s ceramics in the Museu Nacional do Azulejo. Some of these works will eventually integrate exhibitions, organized by these museums or other entities. The first public exhibition of the Arts Collection organized by Ar.Co takes place in 2008, as part of the commemorations of the school’s 35th anniversary, and presents a wide selection of works under the title “’Quel Air Clair...’ / Obras da Colecção do Ar.Co” (’Quel Air Clair...’ / works from Ar.Co’s collection”). A second official exhibition, in 2012, is limited to a selection of the fine arts section, although including a significant amount of new entries. The show is called “Shoreline” and takes place, simultaneously, at the Centro de Artes de Sines (CAS) and at the Centro Cultural Emmerico Nunes, also in Sines. Today, the collection includes 700 works in drawing, painting, sculpture, printing, photography, ceramics, jewellery, installations, illustration and video/film. Artists represented: Lúcia ABDENUR, Helena ABRANTES, João ABREU VALENTE, André ALMEIDA E SOUSA, Helena ALMEIDA, Augusto ALVES DA SILVA, Duarte AMARAL NETTO, Gil AMOUROUS, Carmina ANASTÁCIO, ÂNGELO de Sousa, Alice ANJOS, Constança AROUCA, Bárbara ASSIS PACHECO, Orlando AZEVEDO, Pedro BARATEIRO, Barry BARTLETT, BARTOLOMEU dos Santos, Raffaello BERGONSE, Sara BETTENCOURT, Michael BIBERSTEIN, António BOLOTA, Ilda BRAGANÇA, Miguel BRANCO, Paulo BRIGHENTI, Paula BRITO, Helena BRÍZIDO, Sónia BRUM, Pedro CALAPEZ, Manuel CALDEIRA, Fernando CALHAU, Pedro CALHAU, Elisabeth CALLINICOS, Alexandre CAMARAO, Anabela CAMELO, a.CALPI, Ana Margarida CARVALHO, Lourdes CASTRO, Miriam CASTRO, Jackie CATARINO, Paulo CATRICA, Rui CHAFES, Alberto CHISSANO, Bruno CIDRA, Alexandre CONEFREY, Bernardo CORREIA, Luísa CORREIA PEREIRA, Graça COSTA CABRAL, Manuel COSTA CABRAL, Marcelo COSTA, Paula CRESPO, José Pedro CROFT, Brian CRONIN, Ricardo CRUZ FILIPE, Luísa CUNHA, Rita DEL RIO, Mattia DENISSE, Ângela DIAS, Berta EHRLICH, Marta ELISEU, Eduardo F.M., Rita FAUSTINO, Inês FAVILA, Ana FERREIRA, Elsa FIGUEIREDO, Cristina FILIPE, Robin FIOR,  Vasco FUTSCHER, GAETAN, Miguel GOMES, Joana GONÇALVES PEREIRA, Charlotte GORSE, Sónia GRAÇA, Nininha GUIMARÃES DOS SANTOS, José de GUIMARÃES, Christopher GUSTIN, Ana HATHERLY, Nuno HENRIQUE, Leonor HIPÓLITO, Alexander HUSUM, Masayuki INOUE, Tiago JESUS, Victor JORGE, Ana JOTTA, Katie LAGAST, Cristina LAMAS, Helena LEIRIA, Daniel LIMA, Eurico LINO DO VALE, Patrick LOUGHRAN, Dayana LUCAS, Manuel Júlio MACHADO, Artur MADEIRA, Hugo MADUREIRA, Daniel MALHÃO, Ana MARCHAND, Cyrielle MARCHETTI, Paolo MARCOLONGO,  MARIA do Lavre,  António MARQUES, Nuno MARTINHO, João MARTINS, Jorge MARTINS, Katharina MENZIGER, João MIGUÉIS, Teresa MILHEIRO, Marília Maria MIRA, Paula MIRANDA, Jorge MOLDER, Vasco MONTEIRO, Rui MOREIRA, Eduardo NERY, Jorge NESBITT, José Luís NETTO, Zélia NOBRE, Carlos NOGUEIRA, Luís NORONHA DA COSTA, Ted NOTEN, Frederico NS, Inês NUNES, João ONOFRE, Bruno PACHECO, Paula PAOUR, Madalena PARREIRA, Paulo PASCOAL, Rui PATACHO, Ana PÉREZ-QUIROGA, Ruudt PETERS, Vítor POMAR, Carmo POSSER, João QUEIROZ, Jorge QUEIROZ, Paulo QUINTAS, Pedro QUINTAS, Carolina QUINTELA, Teresa RAMOS, Rosário REBELLO DE ANDRADE, Alexandre REBOTIM, Jorge dos REIS, Miguel Ângelo ROCHA, Sebastião RODRIGUES, Teresa ROTHES, Rui SANCHES, Claire de SANTA COLOMA, Martim SANTA RITA, Ana SANTOS, Carlos SANTOS, Josiane Rodrigues dos SANTOS, Teresa SANTOS, SARA e ANDRÉ, Julião SARMENTO, Tereza SEABRA, António SENA, Noé SENDAS, João Paulo SERAFIM, Alexandra SERPA PIMENTEL, João SERRA, Sofia SERRANO, Bela SILVA, Catarina SILVA, Diana SILVA, Jesus SILVA, Rui SILVA, Catarina SIMÕES, Thierry SIMÕES, Nuno SIQUEIRA, Nancy SMITH, José SOUDO, Francisco SOUSA LOBO, Nuno SOUSA VIEIRA, Pedro SOUSA VIEIRA, Gustavo SUMPTA, Angus SUTTIE, Salette TAVARES, Suzanne THEMLITZ, Nuno TOMAZ, Rui TOSCANO, Francisco TROPA, Pedro TROPA, Jan VAN DER VAART, Artur VARELA, Maria Ana VASCO COSTA, Joana VASCONCELOS, Ana VIEIRA, Manuel VILHENA, Tine VINDEVOGEL, Ana YOKOCHI, Megumi YUASA, Christoph ZELLWEGER, Arnold ZIMMERMAN.


  • Large 150

    Ana Jotta. "Meditations on a Hobby Horse". 1995. Fabric samples, metal rings. 2070 x 1850 mm. Coll. Ar.Co.

  • Large a conefrey litho 1

    Alexandre Conefrey. "Untitled (Eyes I dare not meet...)". 1995. Lithograph on paper. 376 x 563 mm. Coll. Ar.Co,

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    Ana Vieira. "Untitled". 1991. Cast plaster. 1710 x 810 mm. Coll. Ar.Co.

  • Large a hatherly 138

    Ana Hatherly. "Untitled (study for the performance 'Rotura')". 1977. Collage and shredding of paper on hard board. 460 x 270 mm. Coll. Ar.Co.

  • Large g sumpta 292

    Gustavo Sumpta. "Brancapastilha". 2007. Lambda print. 2300 x 1650 mm. Coll. Ar.Co.

  • Large m caldeira 258

    Manuel Caldeira. "Untitled". 2006. Acrylic paint on paper. 297 x 406 mm. Coll. Ar.Co.

  • Large rgg

    Fernando Calhau. "Untitled". 1991-92. Acrylic on canvas on board. 1825 x 540 x 42 mm. Coll. Ar.Co.

  • Large 042

    José Luís Neto. "Ar.Co". 1986. Gelatine and silver on developing paper (single proof). 609 x 506 mm. Coll. Ar.Co.

  • Large 080

    Julião Sarmento. "Kainis". 1982. Acrylic on paper. 1330 x 1020 mm. Coll. Ar.Co.

  • Large 018

    José Pedro Croft. "Untitled". 1996. Fragment of wooden chair, mirror. 1480 x 1200 x 250 mm. Coll. Ar.Co.

  • Large j queiroz 9 b

    Jorge Queiroz. "Untitled". 1995. Graphite on paper. 210 x 150 mm. Coll. Ar.Co.

  • Large j guimaraes 92

    José de Guimarães. "Personagem / Character" (preliminary maquette for sculpture). 1992. Cardboard. 235 x 210 x 230 mm. Coll. Ar.Co.

  • Large  dsc0068

    Michael Biberstein. "The Orange One". 2006. Acrylic and oil on canvas. 298 x 298 x 35 mm. Coll. Ar.Co.

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    Pedro Barateiro. "A Singer Singing a Song About Songs". 2012. Cement object, acrylic paint, printed image, varnish. 405 x 250 x 140 mm. Coll. Ar.Co.

  • Large 70gaetan

    Gaetan. "Arménio". 1984. Graphite on paper. 580 x 420 mm. Coll. Ar.Co.

  • Large m s rita 216 217 b

    Martim Santa Rita. "Sem Título", 2004. Stoneware. Glaze. Raku. 280 x 340 x 340 mm e 220 x 280 x 280 mm. Coll. Ar.Co.

  • Large 1miguelbranco

    Miguel Branco. "Untitled". 1991. Oil on wood. 240 x 380 mm. Coll. Ar.Co.

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    Ângelo de Sousa. "Untitled". 1965. Painted aluminum. 155 x 370 x 160mm. Coll. Ar.Co.

  • Large jpserafim inv318

    João Paulo Serafim. "Museu Improvável (Improbable Museum)". 2008. Lambda print pasted on Alucobond. 1000 x 1250 mm. Coll. Ar.Co.

  • Large 407noesendas crystal girl n82 ed 1.2

    Noé Sendas. "Crystal Girl N82". 2010. Epson inkjet print on Epson paper. 90 x 60 mm. Ed.1/2. Coll. Ar.Co.

  • Large  dsc0072

    Jorge Martins. "Untitled". 1959. Pen and India ink on paper. 306 x 427 mm. Coll. Ar.Co.

  • Large 074a

    Patrick Loughran. "Untitled". 1988. Stoneware clay molded slab; engobe and coloring oxides at low temperature. 85x 710 x 752 mm. Coll. Ar.Co.

  • Large joao serra 319

    João Serra. "Untitled". 2006. Lambda print. 1200 x 1560 mm. Coll. Ar.Co.

  • Large 033

    Paulo Quintas. "A Noite VI / The Night VI)". 1996. Mixed media on canvas. 1770 x 1300 mm. Coll. Ar.Co.

  • Large 315jorgemolder

    Jorge Molder. "Untitled (from the series 'Circunstâncias Atenuantes')". 2003. Black and white photograph. 1020 x 1020 mm. Coll. Ar.Co.

  • Large p s vieira 262

    Pedro Sousa Vieira. "Untitled". 2002. Digital photo, laser print on photographic paper. 90 x 90 mm. Coll. Ar.Co.

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    Nuno Sousa Vieira. "Produto I e II / Product I and II)". 2010. Inkjet print on cotton paper and wood structure. (4 x) 675 x 493 mm. Col. Ar.Co.

  • Large 034

    João Queiroz. "Untitled". 1996. Watercolor, India ink on paper. 340 x 400 mm. Coll. Ar.Co.

  • Large 27helenaalmeida

    Helena Almeida. "A Casa". 1979. B/w photograph with acrylic paint. Coll. Ar.Co.

  • Large 043

    Christoph Zellweger. "Body Piece VII". 1997. Polystyrene, chromium coated silver. 165 x 50 x 75 mm. Coll. Ar.Co.

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    João Onofre. “Instrumental Version”. Original video soundtrack (interpretation of “the Robots” from Kraftwerk’s original album “Man Machine”, 1978, by the Coro de Câmara da Universidade de Lisboa, conducted by Maestro José Roberto), 2003. Vinyl record with silver nail 06’ 36’’, 45 RPM. Ed. 6/20. Collection Ar.Co.

  • Large 15 6

    Eurico Lino do Vale. "Tomb of D. João VI". 2007. Gelatine and silver print. 1150 x 1150 mm. Proof 2/3. Coll. Ar.Co.

  • Large reverse

    Leonor Hipólito. "Reverse" (pin). 2004. Silver 925. diam. 34 x 16 mm. Coll. Ar.Co.

  • Large eduardo fm 248

    Eduardo FM. "Untitled". 1996. Acrylic and graphite on fragment of printed page. 100 x 210 mm. Coll. Ar.Co.

  • Large 423brunopacheco

    Bruno Pacheco. "Shoreline (study)". 2011. Acrylic on paper. 559 x 765 mm. Coll. Ar.Co.

  • Large 074

    Angus Suttie. "Untitled (teapot)". 1987. Terracota and glazes. 300 x 350 x 200 mm. Coll. Ar.Co.

  • Large aasilva mg 8082xxxx

    Augusto Alves da Silva. "Untitled". 1998. Cibachrome. 1200 x 1460 mm. Coll. Ar.Co.

  • Large a14

    Bela Silva. "The Troubadour". 2007. Stoneware, polichrome glazing. 690 x 260 x 360 mm. Col. Ar.Co.

  • Large joana03 dsc 0114

    Joana Vasconcelos. "Kaa". 2008. Bordalo Pinheiro earthenware painted with ceramics glaze; hand made cotton crochet. 140 x 500 x 670 mm. Coll. Ar.Co.

  • Large 028a

    Salette Tavares. "Untitled".N.d. Offset print on paper. 400 x 400 mm. Coll. Ar.Co.

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    Rui Moreira. "Untitled". 2006. Gel pen on paper. 1200 x 3200 mm. Coll. Ar.Co

  • Large dmf  olbers 32

    Rui Toscano. "Untitled #32 (The Olbers Paradox Series)". 2011. Spray and acrylic on paper. 1880 x 940 mm. Coll. Ar.Co.

  • Large r sanches 135 a

    Rui Sanches. "Dúvida de Sombra - 19 / Shadow Doubt - 19)". 1996. Gouache and India ink on paper. 490 x 245 mm. Coll. Ar.Co.

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    Teresa Ramos. "Untitled". 2008. Porcelain on fabric. 350 x 230 x 200 mm. Coll. Ar.Co.

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    Ângela Dias. "Untitled". 2011. (part of a group). Graphite on graph paper. 297 x 413 mm. Coll. Ar.Co.

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    Carlos Nogueira. "Desenho de Passagem de Vento". 1990. Iron. 690 x 111 x 366 mm. Coll. Ar.Co.

  • Large 030

    Vítor Pomar. "Mandala". 1981. Acrylic on canvas. 1350 x 1370 mm. Coll. Ar.Co.

  • Large ruichafes

    Rui Chafes. "Peso / Weight". 1994. Painted iron. 1815 x 135 x 110 mm. Coll. Ar.Co.

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    Luísa Cunha. "Straight to the point". 2007 (second version; original 1993, lost). Oil heater with wheels, electric wire. Dimensions variable. Coll. Ar.Co.

  • Large dscf0928

    Ana Santos. "Untitled". 2012. Found object (rear-view mirror). 170 x 95 x 10 mm. Coll. Ar.Co.

  • Large pedrotropa 20

    Pedro Tropa. "Imobilidade do plano aberto sobre paisagens de aluvião". 1999 remake of 1993 original. Video. MiniDV transfered to digital. DVD/PAL b&w, without sound. 30 min. Coll. Ar.Co.

  • Large catarina silva

    Catarina Silva. "The Grater Eel". 2018. Cut out and painted zinc and silver. diam 25cm.

  • Large arnold zimmerman final

    Arnold Zimmerman. "Untitled". 1988. Stoneware. Wood-fired kiln. High temperature. 1200 x 600 x 600 mm. Coll. Ar.Co.

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    Francisco Tropa. Untitled (model for "Fireplace"). 1995. Model in painted balsa wood for construction in masonry (2800 x 1400 x 1000 mm) in a painted wooden box. Coll. Ar.Co. Image: Isabel Afonso.

  • Large suzanne themlitz 51

    Suzanne Themlitz. "Untitled". 1993. Terracotta (2 pieces). 170 x 210 x 80 mm. Coll. Ar.Co.

  • Large t milheiro desesperadamente

    Teresa Milheiro. "Desperately looking for a wrinkle". 2006. Oxidised copper, articulated tubes, magnifying glass and two motorbike rear view mirrors, syringe and lead. 31 x 40 x 30 cm. Coll. Ar.Co. Image: Luís Pais.

  • Large 306danielmalhaesquerda

    Daniel Malhão. "Pó # 11 / Dust # 11" (diptych). 2005-06. Inkjet print on cotton paper. 900 x 900 mm (each). Coll. Ar.Co.

  • Large p calapez 46

    Pedro Calapez. "Memória Involuntária / Involuntary Memory". 1996. Alkyd on wood (11 elements). Dimensions: variable. Coll. Ar.Co.