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Bruno Vinhas

Textile Artist & Curator

Originally from the unceded stolen land of the Tupinambá people, heavily culturally influenced by Africans from the Bight of Benin or Central Africa who were robbed of their rights and enslaved in the country known as Brazil, Bruno Vinhas is passionate about global craft culture which drove his will to work in  gallery and community focused environment.


A bachelor degree in Cultural Tourism and Hospitality has provided Vinhas with the experience of living and working in multiple countries and being immersed in different cultures changed his perspective about art and craft. Graduate with honours through College of North Atlantic's Textiles: Craft & Apparel Design program in 2017 .


A queer identified artist and curator, Vinhas started his career in the arts through theatre in Brazil, where he worked as a director, set and costume designer, and teaching. Since leaving his home country he has been part of several different projects including but not limited to curatorial practices, visual arts with focus on textile and multimedia, theatre, film, and dance. He worked as the curator for the Craft Council of NL Gallery from 2018 until 2023 and also curated exhibitions at The Rooms (NL) and Northern Lights Cultural Pavilion (ON).

Bruno won the 2023 Mary MacDonald Excellence in Visual Arts Award which his award thanks an individual or organization whose efforts have helped to sustain and build the visual arts sector in Newfoundland and Labrador. His primary focus in curatorial practices regards accessibility and inclusion in public art space.his primary focus in arts environment regards accessibility and inclusion in public art spaces and conservation and promotion of traditional and contemporary craft practices.

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