Presente Contínuo: Aquisições recentes da coleção Norlinda e José Lima [Present Continuous: Recent acquisitions in the Norlinda and José Lima Collection]
31 july — 6 september 2020
Curator: Andreia Magalhães

The Norlinda and José Lima Collection was started over forty years ago. It is one of the most significant and encompassing collections in Portugal. The collection is hosted at Oliva Art Centre, which has been studying, preserving and showing the artworks to the public. Among the numerous singularities of this collection are the continuous focus and indefatigable action to seek out, acknowledge and value the work of contemporary artists. This exhibition reveals a selection of works incorporated into the collection in the last three years (2017-2020) and which have never been shown at Oliva. The featured works, from younger to more renowned artists (national and international) reveal a constant, topical attention to the artistic present, whose proposals are always multiple, challenging and complex.

Organization: Andreia Magalhães


Ana Jotta, André Romão, Ângela Ferreira, Filipa Fernandes, Glenda Léon, Gonçalo Pena, João Gabriel, João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva, Jorge Queiroz, José Taborda



Juan Araújo, Júlia Ventura, Mel Bochner, Pedro Vaz, Robert Barry, Sara Bichão, Sérgio Fernandes, Tiago Baptista, Yonamine

Exhibition views © Dinis Santos

The collectors’ choice:

The exhibition also features a selection of works chosen by the collectors, including works by renowned national and international artists that have been incorporated into the collection since 1984, but had not yet been publicly shown.

Artists Ângelo de Sousa | António Costa Pinheiro | António Palolo | Carlos Noronha Feio | David LaChapelle | Jean- Paul Riopelle | Jesus Angel Bordetas | Joaquim Bravo | José de Guimarães | Jose Manuel Broto | Juan Uslé | Luis Feito | Manolo Valdés | Rafael Canogar | Roland Fischer | Santiago Ydáñez