Riccardo Iacono is a London-based artist working with film and video, animation, performance, photography, collage, painting and installation.

He studied at Glasgow School of Art (1988-91) and at Duncan of Jordanstone, University of Dundee (2000-1).

His works have shown in cinemas, festivals and galleries, on television and the internet.

Recent projects include 14:31, a solo swim from England to France (2016) and All For The Captured Time of Our Being, a site specific video piece for mobile phones; made for the Contact Festival of Artists' Film and Video, London (2016).


Selected solo shows include: Ice in The Freezer, Pleasure Dome, Toronto (2003); Love Songs From a Dark Body, La Enana Marron, Madrid (2005); From Memory, Kino Oko, Prague (2005); The No Show, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester (2007); This Orientation, Summit Gallery, London (2013).


Selected group exhibitions and screenings include: STV (1995/6), Channel 4 (1997/9) and Sky TV 03); Rencontres Internationales Paris Berlin (2002/5); European Media Art Festival, Osnabruuck (2007); Rotterdam International Film Festival (2003); Purescreen, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester (2004); Onion City Experimental Film Festival, Chicago (2005/6/8); Born Free, Victoria & Albert Museum, London (2006); The Centres Project RMIT, Melbourne & Resonance FM London (2008); Transcentric, Lethaby Gallery, London (2008); Urban Research, Directors Lounge, Berlin (2010); Dead Fingers Talk, IMT Gallery London (2010); Complex Infrastructure, CogCollective, Melbourne (2010); Taking Place, Black Maria, London Kings X (2013); Playing With Space, Firstsite, Colchester (2015); Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, Toronto (2015)

Co-curated, Luz Y Tiempo (with David Reznak), for La Enana Marron and Semana de Cine Experimental Festival, Madrid 2006

Animate Projects artist in residence at london college of communication 2007.

Lucca Film Festival, artist-in-residence, 2007

Nominated for a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Visual Arts Award in 2004.

Awarded a 5-year live/work residency at Acme Fire Station, East London 2005

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