Antonio is an Artist, Designer and Maker living in Skerries, Dublin. He has a mixed heritage of Goan, Kenyan and British. Having lived in London he obtained a BA Hons degree in Furniture and Product Related Design from Ravensbourne College in 1995.
Antonio creates through repurposing gaskets, salvaged from motor vehicles. * Gaskets shapes are of interest to him as one’s eye is drawn around both their internal and external profiles. Antonio has exhibited locally and in Dublin and has his studio in Ardgillan Castle, Co Dublin. He is the recipient of bursaries from the Arts Council and Fingal Arts office.
He is the co-founder of the artist collective Art Nomads who are currently artist in residence in the Irish Museum of Modern Art – June 2022 – Feb 2023.
As an educator Antonio has extensive teaching experience in Art, Craft, Design and Technology in Ireland, UK, and Tanzania. He is also a skilled facilitator of creative workshop in formal and non-formal educational settings.
*The function of a gasket is to act as a mechanical seal between two surfaces and can only be used once.