Biography | roberto iolini media artist

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Robert (Roberto) Iolini is an award winning 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 multiform approach: It exists as video art series, short film, gallery installation, radio feature, online interactive and Augmented Reality.

Iolini is also an internationally recognised composer whose work encompasses a wide range of musical idioms and is constantly evolving in new directions. He has written for chamber ensembles, theatre and composed numerous large-scale works for radio. He has two critically acclaimed solo albums released on British avant-garde music label ReR Megacorp.

Many of his radio art compositions have been nominated for international awards including his piece Hong Kong: City in Between which was a prizewinner 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.

Iolini holds a Master of Arts degree in advanced composition at Macquarie University, Sydney Australia. His thesis was on Simultaneity in Music.

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