Iorio / Cuomo

a selection
of past and ongoing projects:

Chronicles of that time
Undead Voices
Appunti del passaggio
From thousands of possibilities
Twisted Realism
Towards a history
of the vanishing present


A cinema situation
Unfinished histories

About / Contact

About / Contact




Maria Iorio and Raphaël Cuomo are an artist duo based in Geneva and Berlin. Favouring a collaborative praxis and long-term development, the duo’s artistic projects retrace different past and present mobility regimes and manifest the intertwined histories of these movements of life and migrant cultures. Their recent films focus on the conditions under which narratives can emerge and resistant knowledge be transmitted and translated; by questioning the hierarchy between the semantic and the vocal, they shift attention to unheard or neglected voices and to the aesthetical and political dimensions of listening. Their work integrates a curatorial approach and revisits the expanded field of moving image practices and “minor” cinemas—amateur, feminist, decolonial.
Iorio/Cuomo have shown their work internationally in various exhibitions and film festivals, including Cronache di quel tempo (Istituto Svizzero, Palermo); Documenta 14 Public Program (Athens); If Not For That Wall (CiC, Cairo); Quadriennale 16 (Rome); Visions du réel (Nyon); Logica del passaggio (Querini Stampalia, Venice); Europe. The Future of History (Kunsthaus Zürich); FID (Marseille); Twisted Realism (Argos, Brussels); Courtisane Festival (Ghent); Chewing the Scenery (54th Venice Biennale); Der Standpunkt der Aufnahme, (Arsenal, Berlin); The Maghreb Connection (Townhouse Gallery, Cairo).