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


Jamii ya
A cinema situation
Unfinished histories

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Maria Iorio and Raphal Cuomo are two artists and filmmakers. Favouring a collaborative praxis and long-term research, their recent projects engage with past and present global mobilities and unfold the entangled histories shaped by those movements of life, (post)colonial encounters, migrating forms and sounds. Investigating the conditions under which hegemonic historical narratives are produced and can be challenged, their films manifest unheard voices, diasporic experiences, resistant subjectivities. New knowledges become perceptible and can be shared through translation processes, performative archival practices, the aesthetical and political dimensions of listening. Integrating curatorial methodologies in their work, they have created film programmes, cinema situations and exhibitions that revisit the historiography of the expanded field of moving image practices and "minor cinemas" experimental, amateur, feminist, decolonial. Iorio/Cuomo have presented their work internationally in various exhibitions and film festivals, including:Biennale de Lubumbashi #7; How To Find Meaning In Dead Time (SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin) in the framework of Archival Assembly #1 (Arsenal, Berlin); Cronache di quel tempo (Istituto Svizzero, Palermo); Manifesta 13 Parallles du Sud (Marseille); Documenta 14 Public Program (Athens); If Not For That Wall (CiC, Cairo); Quadriennale 16 (Rome); Logica del passaggio(Querini Stampalia, Venice);Europe. The Future of History(Kunsthaus Zrich); Twisted Realism (Argos, Brussels); Chewing the Scenery (54th Venice Biennale);Der Standpunkt der Aufnahme (Arsenal, Berlin); The Interpreter (Les Complices, Zrich); The Maghreb Connection (Townhouse Gallery, Cairo), as well as Alternative Film/Video (Belgrade); Courtisane; DOK Leipzig; FID Marseille; Ji.hlava IDFF; Pravo Ljudski Film Festival; Torino FIlm Festival; Visions du Rel where their last film Chronicles of that time was awarded the Special Jury Award (national competition) in April 2021.