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. Currently he uses redundant parts from mechanical vehicle’s to portray abstracts and geometric faces in a series of works entitled - “Gasket Heads”.

As an educator Antonio has extensive teaching experience in Art, Craft, Design and Technology faculties in Post Primary and Further Education institutions in Ireland, UK and Tanzania.