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IOCOSE are a collective of four artists: Matteo Cremonesi (Brescia, IT), Filippo Cuttica (London, UK), Davide Prati (Berlin, DE) and Paolo Ruffino (London, UK). They have been working as a group since 2006 through a variety of media, such as websites, videos, social networks, portraits, sunflower seeds and dogs.

IOCOSE’s art investigates the after-failure moment of the teleological narratives of technological and cultural development, in regards to both their enthusiastic and pessimistic visions. IOCOSE believe that, in the long run, both utopian and dystopian narratives will disappoint, and much more mundane and varied realities will remain. IOCOSE’s focus is on the present moment in which the future is narrated, and on the ways in which these narratives are always already failing.

IOCOSE have been exhibiting internationally at several art institutions and festivals, including Venice Biennale (2011, 2013), Tate Modern (London, 2011), Science Gallery (Dublin, 2012) Jeu de Paume (Paris, 2011), FACT (Liverpool, 2012), MACRO (Rome, 2012), Transmediale (Berlin, 2013, 2015), Shift festival (Basel, 2010), The Influencers (Barcelona, 2010, 2013), TAJ and SKE gallery (Bangalore, 2014). Their work featured in publications such as Wired magazine, The Creators Project, Flash Art, Liberation, Der Spiegel, El Pais, Adbusters, Neural and Vanity Fair, and on TV channels such as RAI and France4.

IOCOSE depend in their organisation and financing by Chemtrails Ltd, a limited responsibility company for the development of arts and conspiracies.


Failing Forward, Il Colorificio, Milan - Italy

My Name is... IOCOSE, [.BOX] Videoart Project Space, Milan - Italy


Game Arthritis, Fabio Paris Art Gallery, Brescia – Italy
Domestic Standing Ovation, Aksioma Project Space, Ljubljana – Slovenia
Sunflower Seeds on Sunflower Seeds, Tate Modern, London – UK

In the Long Run, HTTP Gallery, London, UK
The Gallery at Goldsmiths, London – UK


Iconomania, MAIF Social Club, Paris, France
Mirror Mirror, Mudac, Lausanne, Switzerland

Streaming Egos, NKW Dusseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
Powerpoint polemics,, Photographers Gallery, London, UK
Once Is Nothing: A Drone Art Exhibition, Inter Access, Toronto, Canada
Magic and Power - Heaven & Hell, Museum MARTa, Herford, Germany
Refresh01 - #LAYERS, Spazio Contemporanea, Brescia, Italy (curated by Fabio Paris and produced by Link Art Center)

From Heaven to Hell. Flying Carpets and Drones , Villa Empain-Boghossian Foundation, Bruxelles, Belgium
On YouTube, Art and Playlists from 10 years, 26 August – 15 November 2015, Lagenthal, Switzerland
According to Marty McFly, 2015 is the future. #6PMEU 22 July, Berlin, Germany
roBOt Festival, 7 - 10 October, Palazzo Re Enzo, Bologna, Italy
Hamster – Hipster – Handy. Im Bann des Mobiltelefons , Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Node 2015. Forum for digital Arts , Frankfurt, Germany
Internet Drones , Spazio ULTRA, Udine, Italy
Media Art Festival , Centrale Montemartini, Roma, Italy

roBOt Festival , Palazzo re Enzo, Bologna - L’Usina de l’Arte, Buenos Aires
The C(h)roma Show , Croma Store, Indiranagar, Bangalore, India
Premio Francesco Fabbri , Villa Brandolini, Pieve di Soligo (TV)
Reality Check, Spazio Ultra, Udine - Italy
030 2.0 Arte da Brescia, Piccolo Miglio, Castello di Brescia, Brescia - Italy

CLICK Festival, Helsingor – Denmark
GAME: The Future of Play, Polytechnical Museum, Moscow - Russia
Musical Zoo Festival, Castello di Brescia, Brescia - Italy
Shoot the Works, Blip Blip Blip, Leeds – UK

Augmented Place. L'arte aumenta la realta', Galleria Cavour, Padua - Italy
GAME, Science Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
FOTOGRAFIA. Festival internazionale di Roma, MACRO, Rome - Italy
Abandon Normal Devices, Manchester - UK
Invisible Forces, Furtherfield Gallery, London - UK
BYOB Milano, Museo Pecci, Milan - Italy

Cops & Robbers, Share Prize, Turin - IT
Truth, Or-bits online programm - UK
Abandon Normal Device, FACT, Liverpool - UK
My Personal Crime – Drodesera 2011, Centrale Fies, Dro (TN) – Italy
BYOB Venezia, Padiglione Internet, Isola di San Servolo, Venice – Italy
The Invisible Pavillion, Giardini, Venice – Italy
Italians do it better!!, 54. Biennale di Venezia, Sala dei Laneri, Venice – Italy
MicroReel, LPM – Forte Fanfulla, Roma – Italy
Raise Your Flag!, Speed Show – Bornet Internet Cafè, Barcelona – Spain
5° Premio Arte Laguna, Nappe dell'Arsenale, Venice – Italy
Info Bomb, Festival Nrmal, Monterrey – Mexico
Identités précaires, Jeu de Paume, Paris – France

Shift Festival, Basel – Switzerland
RE:akt!, Rotovž Exhibition Salon, Maribor, Slovenia
International Academic Network for the Abolition of Capital Punishment
Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid  Spain
NodeFest, CSOA Forte Prenestino, Roma (Italy); Machine Club, Istanbul (Turkey)

E-Volution, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan – Italy
ParkArt, Temporary Expositive Space, Milan – Italy
Once Upon a Time in the West, Pixxelpoint 2009, Nova Gorica – Slovenia
Explor-Art, Galleria AreaOdeon, Monza – Italy
Feel the Machine, GUMstudio, Carrara – Italy

For God's Sake!, Pixxelpoint 2008, Nova Gorica – Slovenia
Milano in Digitale III, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan – Italy
Tutto quello che diciamo è falso, Betty&Books, Bologna – Italy
MAM, Museo di Arte moderna di Mantova, Gazoldo degli Ippoliti (MN) – Italy

Milano in Digitale II, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan – Italy


Can We Imagine a Life in Times of Peace?, Abandon Normal Devices Festival, Grizedale Forest, UK
Chaos Communication Camp 2015, Ziegeleipark Mildenberg, Zehdenick, Germany

Tales of Boredom and Apocalypse, Center for Internet & Society, Bangalore, India
Skipping Forward, FMK Short Film Festival, Pordenone, Italy
Ciò che l’occhio non vede, FUORIMAPPA by METRONOM, Modena, Italy
Playing for Change, Center for Digital Cultures -Gamification Lab, Leuphana University, Lünerburg, Germany
Creative and Critical?, Media and Communication Department, Goldsmiths, London - UK

Transmediale, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin - Deutschland
Don't Forget the Archive!, Post-Media Lab, Centre for Digital Cultures at Leuphana University, Germany

Augmented Place, galleria Cavour, Padua – Italy 
Abandon Normal Devices, Manchester – UK 

Domestic Standing Ovation, MMC Pina, Koper/Capodistria – Slovenia
Lies inc. (opening), Site Gallery, Sheffield – UK
The Future is a Reconstruction, IED, Milan – Italia
The Future is a Reconstruction, Center for 21 Century Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwuakee – USA
Amusing Ourselves to Death, NABA, Milan – Italia

Always Already New, Mediateca Santa Teresa, Milan – Italy
Shift Festival, Basel – Switzerland
Confronti, Libera Università/ Freie Universität, Bolzano/Bozen – Italy
The Influencers 2010, CCCB, Barcelona, Spain


Menzione della Giuria Bim Piave, Premio Francesco Fabbri 2014
5th Internationa Art Prize - Arte Laguna, 2011
Milano in Digitale, 2008


Art and the medium of the television, Undergraduate module, NABA (New Academy of Fine Arts), Milan - Italy
Net Art, postgraduate module, NABA (New Academy of Fine Arts), Milan - Italy
Autoformazione, Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan - Italy
Explor-Art, Galleria Area Odeon, Monza - Italy


TAJ Residency & SKE Projects, Interdisciplinary residency programme in Bangalore, India (November 2014)