Brunno and I had a chance to discuss: how Berlin is poor but sexy, taxes, the shared culture, value of art being based on proximity and availability, the need for museums, the value of museums even if you do not go to them, positive externalities, How curators find new artists, Friends and friends of friends, Networks, Artist CV’s, That there are more active artists in NYC today then there were working in Italy during the renaissance, The possibility of a conceptual renaissance artist, The importance of who you study under, Artist Statements, That artist should work on grant and residency applications before worrying about your website and social media, The need to become a master of a single thing, The consistency of idea though your career is important, Contemporary Culture/ Copenhagen Podcast (his friend), Brazilian art market, A curator is a facilitator, A curators job is to contextualise art, International shipping customs, Curate for percentage of sales. Conflict of interests. Why now, why here, why with these artist, and what is the connection?, Be clear with agreements, in writing or in clear words, If you are asking for someone’s advice, be ready to take it.
Brunno is a curator, art consultant and writer based in Berlin, London and Southern Italy.
Originally from São Paulo, he moved to Berlin in 2013, living in the city has allowed him to access the unique Berlin art scene from an international perspective, this cross-cultural approach is present in most of his projects. Recently Brunno lived in London for two years, where he attended the MA in Art Business at Sotheby’s Institute of Arts.
With a specialisation in Western (and Western-influenced) contemporary art, Brunno has a particular interest in moving image, installation, sculpture and photography. Whilst working with emerging artists in his curatorial practice, Brunno uses current technological and social-political theory to engage audiences with artworks in context with broader aesthetic and political debates.
As an art consultant, Brunno focuses on commercial galleries, auction houses and project spaces in Europe and Latin America. Brunno develops individual consultancy solutions for his collectors across cities.
With an extensive background in auditing and compliance – five years working for Deloitte and auditing banks – his broad experience is applied in additional areas of the art world such as taxes, transport and insurance.
Brunno speaks Portuguese, English, German and Italian.
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