Antonio was born in Nairobi, Kenya, grew up in North London and now lives in Skerries, North County Dublin. His grandparents originally traveled to East Africa in the early 1900s from the once Portuguese colony of Goa, in India.
He trained as a 3D designer (BA Hons degree in Furniture and Product Design, Ravensbourne, London 1995).
Since settling in Ireland in 2015 Antonio has been focusing his artistic attention on the visual arts. His work is an exploration and an expression of his multiple cultural and ethnic identities, combined with his need to manipulate materials and components that are often overlooked, hidden from sight or deemed useless.
As an educator Antonio has facilitated creative workshops in both formal and informal educational setting, and across all age groups here in Ireland, the UK and Tanzania.
He is the co-founder and an active member of the artist collective, Art Nomads.