Massimiliano Ionta

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Massimiliano Ionta aka The Astronut, was born in Rome, Italy on February 28.1969, live in Rome and Milan.

Started in the late 90' as artist, songwriter and music producer. In the 2001 founded a music factory, that just celebrated 20 years anniversary, named Start Studios and worked and collaborated with many artists as Alex Britti, Sergio Cammariere, Doctor Three, Morgan, Raiz, BSBE (Bud Spencer Blues Explosion), Alessandro Mannarino, Fabrizio Moro, FSU (Frank Sent US), Moseek (X Factor 2015) or talented producers such as Frenetik & Orange and many others in 20 years of career.
As soundtracks composer "Sinner" with Robert Englund, "Cose dell’Altro Mondo" (in collaboration with Simone Cristicchi) with Diego Abatantuono, Valerio Mastandrea, Valentina Lodovini, "Caribbean Basterds" by Enzo G. Castellari.

From 2010 to 2017 was in charge of the production and post-production audio in 8 languages of the permanent museum installations of Piero Angela and Paco Lanciano: “Le Domus Romanae” di Palazzo Valentini, “The Forum of Augustus”, “The Forum of Caesar” and the 3D show “Welcome to Rome”.

In 2010 produce together with Frank Sent Us the first video-music composition entitled "Watch The Sound" followed by several live performances throughout Italy with sponsors such as Adidas, Ceres and participating as guests in events such as the “RomaEuropaFestival” and “La Festa del Cinema in Rome” and performance at “MACRO Testaccio” and “Pecci Museum” in Florence.

From 2017 starts a new solo project “The Astronut” as contemporary artist exploring different type of digital media including immersive audio or video installation, NFTs, VR and AR installations this are my last exhibitions:


• - On The Other Side 2022 (Digital Photography - Fire - Woodframe) Finalist on Fondazione Amedeo Modigliani Prize Views in November exhibition
• - Nothing Personal 5h cut (n.5 NFT’s Binaural Sound Art - 360 Digital Video) Views European Digital Art Fair - VArt
• - Sapiens Homini Lupus 2022 (Public Art installation Painting - Stencil - Engraving - Poster Art) “Street Art For Rights” installed in 49 Selinunte St., Quadraro, Rome
• - Nothing Personal - The Temple of Grace 2021 (10h Atmos physical installation - Sound Art’s Musical), Views Palazzo Doria Pamphili San Martino al Cimino (VT, Rome - Italy)
• - The Lair 2021 (NFT Digital Photography) Views Foundation.app
• - Nothing Personal 24h - The Musical 2021 (Binaural Sound Art performance - 360 Digital Video Installation) Views The Open Box Milan
• - 52 Eyes 2021 (Metaverse NFT’s with Interactive Digital Objests) Views Mintable.app
• - Singularity 2020 (Digital Video) Views Chiostro Via Margutta Roma
• - Kimono Tales 2018 (Ligth sign - Digital Video - Sound Art installations) Views Fotofever Carrousel du Louvre, Paris.

Events at Rome Art Week

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