Artist, photographer, teacher and curator, Roberto Lopardo's work is concerned with the situation of the self within varied contexts – both physical and social.
He carries Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Whitman College, a Masters in Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Sheridan Teaching Certificate from Brown University. Previously an instructor of photography at the Rhode Island School of Design and the University of Arizona in Tucson, USA, he has lived in the Middle East for twelve years holding the professional titles of Professor of Art and Chairman of Visual Communications (2004–2011), Curatorial Director at Cuadro Gallery (2011–2017), and Artist (2004–).
Roberto was awarded a New York University Fellowship for his latest series 'Mappings'. The series has been commissioned, exhibited and collected by prestigious institutions throughout the world including the Jameel Foundation, Le Méridien Group, United States Art in Embassies Program, Yarat Foundation in Baku, Tenri Institute in New York, Video-Appart in Paris, Duncan Collection, New York University, Abu Dhabi, Emerson Gallery in Berlin, RISD Museum and, most recently, he was commissioned by Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation.