Dr. Rui Antunes
Visual Artist, Academic, and Researcher in animation and interactive technologies. Currently, a researcher of the project TEPe (Technologically Expanded Performance) at INET-md | Faculty of Human Kinetics, in Portugal. Was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow (Individual Global Fellowship) at MIRALab, University of Geneve, and BioISI, at Faculdade de Ciências, University of Lisbon. His research was on the exploration of the framework of Artificial Life in the domain of the animation of virtual groups and crowds with implementations of these methods in Cultural Heritage simulations of the past.
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 Ph.D. in Arts and Computational Technologies at Goldsmiths, University of London, crossing the bridges between art, science, and technology. This has been a consequence of the parallel practice as visual artists 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 catalogs.
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.