ArtWorks is an organisation that produces, develops and manufactures works of art, projects and exhibitions, proposing to create a collaborative and experimental attitude with creators from various artistic areas.
Through a multidisciplinary team composed of architects, designers, engineers, artists, photographers, artisans and specialized technicians, the various stages of production include technical and material analysis of the works, from manufacturing, packaging and transportation to the audiovisual recording of each project.
Driven by an interest in new techniques, new artists and different challenges, in 2017 it created the program No Entulho, which through various formats explores the use of surplus material from industrial production. From the cycle of Artistic Residencies No Entulho, the T.AW transport covers project, to the Banco de Materiais platform, a sustainable logic of creation, production and thinking is explored. Artworks allows artists, institutions or cultural events to develop works or projects, being open to collaborations through support, partnerships or patronage.
Artworks consists of creatives of different fields the together develop the production and management of all projects, residencies, supports and partnerships. Between architects, cultural promoters, photographers, designers, plastic artists, artisans and specialised production technicians, a synergy of knowledge is applied according to the specific needs of each work. With a dynamic profile and an exploratory attitude, the team is structured to ensure the management, artistic coordination, production and audiovisual recording of all projects carried out.
With a development-oriented focus, ArtWorks encourages exploration, research and experimentation from its resources, extending this possibility to all members of its team. For the same purpose, we integrates in our team artists that have access to all resources from the factory for the development of their practices.
José Maria Ferreira – Ecosteel group Administrator
José Miguel Pinto – Director
Francisca Marques – Artistic Coordinator
Bruno Lança – Audiovisual Coordinator
Valentin Neves – Production Coordinator
Carlos Arteiro – Production Assistant
André Coelho – Production Assistant
Pedro Graça – Production Assistant
Ana Maria Trabulo – Production
Hélder Fernandes – Masters Locksmith
Jorge Santos – Masters Locksmith
ArtWorks is part of the Ecosteel group which brings together different manufacturing sectors and where the Much More than a Window frame systems are produced. Based in Amorim, in an industrial park near Póvoa de Varzim, the group gathers its different sectors under an infrastructural production network and an innovation-oriented philosophy.