Antonino Sciortino

Born in Bagheria, Sicily, Antonino Sciortino began to learn the craft of a smith in his brother’s workshop being only eight years old. At the same time, he becomes very keen on dance, attending a dance school in Palermo. At the age of 18 he moves to Rome to continue his dance studies while working as a smith to make a living. He then begins his career as a dancer and choreographer committing to it for several years. In 2003 he opens a workshop in Milan starting a new artistic phase that combines his experiences growing up, seeking the typical ethereal lightness of dance in his metal works. His creations originate from the unusual use of “filo cotto”, an Italian term used for a particular type of iron which is more moldable.