The Ellipse Foundation brings together a collection of around 900 pieces of contemporary art, including works by authors such as Dan Graham, Olafur Eliasson, Cindy Sherman or Steve McQueen. In 2004, the institution acquired a set of warehouses, with the aim of creating an art center there, which would serve as a deposit for the collection, enabling exhibitions and other events to be held.
The project reconverts the interior of the three pre-existing warehouses, creating a set of rooms and exhibition galleries, conference and projection spaces, work offices, archives and warehouses for the collection.
The spaces for the exhibition are designed to accommodate interventions that change their own original configuration. Likewise, the exhibition circuits themselves can be changed, adapting to the various interventions that will be carried out by the exhibited artists.
[with Pedro Gadanho, a.s* – atelier de santos]