Zaira Oram is a curatorial collective focusing on experimental displays and interdisciplinary projects. Her practice involves research on visual art, performance, sound, and the creation of networks among different disciplines and areas of studies. Her main traits of investigation are migration, contemporary narratives and border experiences. Zaira Oram has an open identity: she travels and transforms herself along the way. The collective was initiated by Francesca Ceccherini and Eleonora Stassi, and is complemented by the involvement of Chloé Dall’Olio and Camille Regli.


OTO SOUND MUSEUM feeds on the collaboration and complicity of its partners to spread the experimentation of sound. The actors and spaces involved become themselves vehicles of resonance, that allow sound to migrate further.

OTO is possible thanks to the support of Pro Helvetia – who sustains the project since the beginning – and Erna und Curt Burgauer Foundation, as well as the collaborations with Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen (CH), la rada in Locarno (CH), MigrationsMuseum in Zurich (CH) and Krone Couronne in Biel/Bienne (CH) who welcome the live presentations of OTO’s artists.

Special partner is RAM radioartemobile (IT), a platform for contemporary art dedicated to sound research and exhibition activities, founded by Dora Stiefelmeier and Mario Pieroni in 2003. RAM preserves one of the most significant archives in terms of sound experimentation in Europe.