Simone Bertuzzi (b. 1983) and Simone Trabucchi (b. 1982) have been collaborating as Invernomuto since 2003.
Although their work focuses primarily on the moving image and sound, they also integrate sculpture, performance and publishing into their practice. Invernomuto explores what remain of subcultures by moving through different media. Observed through unashamedly affected eyes, oral cultures and minor histories are laid open, their vernacular forms examined. Inauthentic materials play a fundamental role within this process, emphasizing the fictitious realities that inspire them. Bertuzzi and Trabucchi have developed individual lines of research into sound with the outlets Palm Wine and STILL, respectively.
In 2018 Invernomuto is a MAXXI Bvlgari Prize (Rome) and MAC International 2018 (Belfast) finalist. Currently they are developing the project «Black Med», initiated for Manifesta 12 (Palermo).
Recent solo shows include The MAC, Belfast (2017), «The Ifth of Oofth», Pinksummer, Roma (2017), «Africa Addio», Pinksummer, Genoa (2015), Artspeak, Vancouver (2015), «Anabasis Articulata», Triennale di Milano, Milan (2014), Marsèlleria, Milan (2014), «Negus – Far Eye», Museion, Bozen (2014), «I-Ration», ar/ge kunst, Bozen (2014) and «Simone», Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Ferrara (2011). In 2017 Invernomuto won the Museion Prize 1 (Bozen). Their work has been shown at TATE (London), Villa Medici (Rome), Kunsthalle Wien (Vienna), Nuit Blanche 2017 (Paris), Museion (Bozen), Unsound Festival (Krakow), Kunstverein München (Munich), Bozar (Brussels), FAR° (Nyon), Centre d’Art Contemporain (Geneve), Bétonsalon (Paris), Live Arts Week V (Bologna), Istituto Italiano di Cultura (Addis Ababa), Nettie Horn Gallery (London), American Academy in Rome (Rome), MAXXI (Rome), PAC Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea (Milan), Vleeshal (Middelburg), Fondation Ricard (Paris), Black Star Film Festival (Philadelphia), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Turin), Hangar Bicocca (Milan), Netmage 07/09 (Bologna), Premio Furla (Bologna), No Fun Fest 2009 (New York), Biennale Architettura 11 (Venice), Viafarini (Milan), Fair_Play (Lugano), Domus Circular (Milan).
Invernomuto is represented by Pinksummer gallery, Genoa.