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Lisbon Studio/London Studio

Backed by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Ar.Co establishes in 1989 an agreement with the Royal College of Art, London, with a view to creating at the Quinta de S. Miguel in Almada a short term internship/residence program. The initiative, called Lisbon Studio, brings to Ar.Co 21 students of several departments of RCA in 1990/91 (and ends up bringing another 200 until 1999). After Manuel Costa Cabral’s visit of RCA in 1991, the program is redimensioned in 1991/92 (with support from the Gulbenkian Foundation) to fit an actual exchange situation and 6 Ar.Co students go to RCA’s Photography, Sculpture, Jewellery and Painting departments. A selection of works by this first group is shown in 1992 at the Foundation’s Center for Modern Art. In 1993, Manuel Costa Cabral becomes “Honorary Fellow” at the Royal College.


  • Large bolseiros portugueses no rcart   exp. cam   20.10 a 11.11.1992   1

    First group of Portuguese scholarship students in Ar.Co's exchange program with the Royal College of Art. Jorge Queiroz, Suzanne Themlitz, António Júlio Duarte, José Luís Neto, Cristina Filipe and Francisco Tropa. Lisbon, 1992.