Rui Pimenta

Rui Pimenta
Artist, Curator

Born in Lisbon.
Raised in Toronto.

My background is in philosophy and humanities. For some time I thought my carer would be in academia… It just seemed like art was a more effective platform for communicating ideas to a wider audienceRui Pimenta.

Rui Pimenta is an accomplished art curator in Toronto, where he has developed multiple arts festivals, organizations, and site-specific installations. Born in Lisbon, he settled in Toronto with his parents when he was two years old. Growing up in a heavily Portuguese immigrant working-class neighbourhood, Rui remained connected to that cultural identity, which he has reflected on in his artwork.


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