Augusto first trained and performed as
a sleight-of-hand magician.

In 2002 he completed a degree in Theatre at Dartington College of Arts (UK). He was co-founder of Deer Park performance company, and has worked with several others including propeller, Lone Twin, MK, and Blind Ditch.

In 2006 he began his solo-led performance practice, with the show Quartet (for Anna Akhmatova).
He has since made numerous solo and group performances, for both theatres and galleries.

He has received commissions from La Casa Encendida (Madrid), What festival (London), Camden Arts Centre (London), the Nightingale Theatre (Brighton), and others.
Between 2006-2009 he was a supported artist at the Basement (Brighton).


Between 2009-2012 he was a researcher for the Performance Matters creative research project (London), co-curating a programme of events involving PhD researchers and international artists.

In 2013-2014 he made and toured In Place of a Show (a lecture), a series of lectures on empty theatre buildings around the world. The material from this work will published as a book in 2016 by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, with the title In Place of a Show: what happens inside theatres when nothing is happening.

During a 2014 residency at Edinburgh's Rhubaba Gallery he developed the pseudonym Vincent Gambini, under which he is currently developing a series of magic performances.


His texts and essays on performance and art are published in books and journals.
As a visiting artist he has led many workshops, seminars and modules in various UK universities and institutions.