Arto Lindsay is an artist, musician and producer born in Virginia, USA, in 1953 and raised in Brazil. After living for 30 years in New York, he has been living in Brazil again since 2004.
In 1977 in New York Lindsay formed the band DNA, which was part of the compilation album "No New York" produced by Brian Eno. In 1978 he joined the Lounge Lizards and then formed the group Ambitious Lovers with Peter Scherer in 1985. Since then he has been releasing records under his own name.
Lindsay has produced records by by Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, Marisa Monte, David Byrne, Waldemar Bastos and Ilê Aiyê among others. Throughout his career, he has collaborated with both visual and musical artists, including Ryuichi Sakamoto, Dominique Gonzalez Foerster, Vito Acconci, Matthew Barney, Laurie Anderson, Animal Collective, Cornelius, and Rirkrit Tiravanija.
In 2004 Lindsay began to make parades in hopes they might be accorded the sort of attention devoted to art. These parades, which make extensive use of custom designed sound systems, have been presented at the Venice Biennale and at Performa in New York. He has a continuing interest in using performer controlled surround sound in concert.