Ilaria’s work focuses on research-based artistic practices engaging with decoloniality and epistemic justice. Her practice is concerned with institutional infrastructures, communal care, curatorial ethics, labor, and civic agency.

Currently, she serves as Executive Director and Chief Curator of La Nueva Fábrica, an exhibition and residency space in Antigua, Guatemala committed to empowering communities through contemporary art and social justice.

Previously, she served as Curator at the American Federation of Arts, Research Curator at the Centre Pompidou, Assistant Curator of the 2016 Marrakech Biennale, and Samuel H. Kress Interpretive Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among other positions.

Ilaria holds a BA and MA in Art History and Curatorial Studies from the University of Rome La Sapienza and an MA in Visual Arts Management from New York University. She is an Advisor in the Visual Arts for the American Academy in Rome.

She was awarded fellowships by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tate Modern, the 92Y, and the Association of Art Museum Curators’ Mentorship Program.

Her curatorial work has been featured in projects presented at the Centre Pompidou, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Georgetown University Art Galleries, Swiss Institute/Istituto Svizzero, Madre Museum, and Fondation H, among other institutions.

Ilaria is a member of Art Workers Italia


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