In conversation with Brunno Silva

Lise Arlot
May 1, 2018 · 3 min read

Brunno Silva, an independent art curator and art consultant with an economic background.

Brunno Silva, independent art curator and art consultant

How it all started

The backstory: Finance & art

“I think it’s a bit cliché but I have a pretty clear memory when I was 6 or 7 years old. I was at school looking at the pictures of a book of Caravaggio’s work and when the teacher told us that the real paintings where life size. I felt the urge to one day visit the museums in Italy to see those in real life.” — Brunno Silva

Brunno did move to Europe in 2012 and initiated his transition from the finance world to the art world with the Sotheby’s Institute in London. Today, he is an independent art curator and art consultant who lives in between London and Berlin and uses his interesting background to think out of the box and propose very personalised solutions for his clients. He’s particularly fond of photography, video art, installation and sculpture.

What is Brunno up to at the moment?

Brunno Silva is an advisor at the Zagara Foundation in Italy where he is working on developing their residency program for emerging artists that will be launched later this year.

He also is a consultant for Vendarte, a business that assists collectors during the consignment process in an auction house.

Additionally, his series Unimagined Surroundings launchs this month at Trace Projects Berlin, the series is divided in four solo exhibitions tidied conceptually through explorations of the intersection of art and architecture. The show will then travel to Galatina, Southern Italy with an additional programme of talks in resonance to this year’s Architecture Biennial.


Directly from the Horse’s mouth

“It is fascinating how the König Gallery to me is very “Berlin” and Blain Southern is very “London”, but both present incredible programmes across venues. It is inspiring the effort to find balance between national and international.” — Brunno Silva

His favourites in Berlin include:

  • Hamburger Bahnhof
  • Kindl — Centre for Contemporary Art
  • Wentrup
  • Peres Projects

His favourite in London include:

  • Camden Arts Centre
  • Lisson Gallery
  • Frith Street Gallery

He also mentioned a few good addresses that are in both cities:

  • König Gallery
  • Blain Southern
  • Sprüth Magers

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