Antonino Pilade is an artist and film-maker who studied fine arts in Catania (Italy), specialising in painting, sculpture and ceramics. As a very young artist, he started to work in theatre, initially as a props designer and set producer, before becoming a director’s assistant. Whilst working in the theatre, Antonino developed his individual work as a visual artist. In 1997, the critic and journalist Arcangelo Izzo collected a series of Pilade‘s artworks, and turned them into a successful solo exhibition called “Metropolitani”.
At the same time, he began to develop his skills as a photographer and video-producer of short films, allowing him to continue exploring social and psychological issues from a personal and intimate point of view using media new to him. In 2005, he was selected for a workshop by Artur Zmijewski (video artist) at Montevergini Contemporary Art Museum in Siracusa. Pilade‘s last project, a video installation based on the project realised in Canary Wharf, was presented within the international contemporary art festival Tina b in Prague in October 2012 and at European Horizons at Savonlinna’s Provincial Museum (Finland), in March 2013.