Robert (Roberto) Iolini is an internationally recognised artist, filmmaker, composer and radio producer. His creative experience incorporates twenty years of producing innovative and meaningful time-based media works that are stylistically diverse, and united by a philosophical approach. Iolini makes work about humans and how we behave in contemporary cultural environments.
His artworks embrace music, cinema, poetry, anthropology, video art, sound art and documentary. His ongoing transmedia work The Hong Kong Agent is representative of his multi art form approach: it exists as video art series, short film, gallery installation, radio art, online interactive and augmented reality.
Iolini is also a prize winning composer whose work encompasses a wide range of musical idioms and is constantly evolving. He has written for chamber ensembles and theatre, and composed numerous large-scale works for radio broadcast. He has two critically acclaimed solo albums released on British avant-garde music label ReR Megacorp.
His radio art compositions have been nominated for international awards including his piece Hong Kong: City in Between which was a prize-winner in the Soundscapes (be)for(e) 2000 festival in Amsterdam.
Iolini has worked on numerous Socially Engaged Art projects, and spent ten years as musical director with Australia’s leading arts and social change organisation, Big hART.
He currently works out of Studio Syncandi [sɪn ˈkændi] — an independent art and production studio he founded in Kyoto Japan in 2015.
Iolini holds a Master of Arts degree in advanced composition from Macquarie University, Sydney Australia. His thesis was on Simultaneity in Music.