Acme Studios — Riccardo Iacono

Supporting Artists since 1972


Riccardo Iacono

Fire Station Residency
2005-2010

Riccardo Iacono received his BA (Hons) Fine Art, Drawing and Painting at the Glasgow School of Art (1991) and his MSc. Electronic Imaging, DJCAD at the University of Dundee (2001). His abstract film, digital animation, painting, performance and installation works have been exhibited internationally.

Solo exhibitions and screenings include Ice In The Freezer, Pleasure Dome, Toronto (2003); Love Songs From A Dark Body, La Enana Marron, Madrid (2005); The Art of Seeing and Throwing, La Enana Marron, Madrid (2006); The No Show, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester (2007); The Electric Garden, Forte Belvedere, Florence (2007); Welcome To Lucca–Neptune’s Hand, Lucca Film Festival (2007) and The Destructive Power of Happiness, Directors Lounge, Z-Bar, Berlin (2010).

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.