Acme Studios — Riccardo Iacono

Supporting Artists since 1972

Riccardo Iacono

Fire Station Residency

Riccardo Iacono is a British artist working with film, video, digital media, performance, photography, collage, painting and installation. His works are concerned with visual, physical and social processes and formed through experimentation, improvisation and play.

Recent projects include 14:31, a 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. Solo exhibitions and screenings 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, and This Orientation, Summit Gallery, London, 2013.

Fire Station Residency 2005-2010

Acme's residency at the Fire Station is one of the most directly supportive schemes for artists in the United Kingdom, providing combined studio and living space at low rents, as well as a half rent residency for a deaf or disabled artist. This five year fixed-term residency scheme is intended to allow artists more time to concentrate on the development of their work and professional careers, and less time working to survive. 2005-2010 residents were selected by former Acme co-director Jonathan Harvey, arts consultant Tessa Jackson and artists Hayley Newman, Erika Tan and Julie Umerle.