Rui Filipe Antunes
Visual Artist, Academic, and Researcher in animation and interactive technologies. Current Marie-Curie Fellow (Individual Global Fellowship) at MIRALab, University of Geneve, and BioISI, at Faculdade de Ciências, University of Lisbon. The present research is about the animation of virtual groups and crowds. His main interest is the exploration of the framework of ALife in this type of simulations.
Throughout his career, he has been sponsored by prestigious bodies such as the European Research Agency or Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia. Earlier, he has completed a PhD in Arts and Computational Technologies at Goldsmiths, University of London. This has been consequence of the parallel practice as visual artist initiated in the early 1990s at Ar.Co, in Lisbon Portugal.
His work has been awarded twice in the VIDA competition of art and artificial intelligence (editions 12th and 13th ) and features in a number of publications such as the textbook Preble's Artforms, the scientific ALife journal or the Journal of Virtual Worlds, and diverse catalogues.
A large number of curatorial projects and shows have included his work in the last ten years, including a solo show , in 2013, at the Tin Shed Project in London. In 2009, his work featured in the exhibition Lá Fora at Museu da Electricidade, in Lisbon, a perspective of historical and contemporary art by portuguese living abroad.
He is also part of Piki productions .