Ilaria Gianni is a curator and art critic. After her degree in Art History at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, she received an MFA in Curating at “Goldsmiths”, University of London. From 2009 to 2016 she has been co-Artistic Director and curator of the Nomas Foundation in Rome. From 2015 she is co-founder and curator of the exhibition-event GRANPALAZZO, Zagarolo. In 2016 she co-founded “Magic Lantern Film Festival”, a project that explores the intersection between Visual Arts and Filmmaking. She is Adjunct Professor of Art at John Cabot University, Rome and professor at the Master of Art at University “Luiss Guido Carli”, Rome and at the Advanced study course in “Event and Museum Curator” at the “Istituto Europeo di Design”, Rome. She has curated a number of exhibitions and independent research project in museums, international galleries and festivals, such as MAXXI (Rome), MACRO (Rome), GNAM (Rome), American Academy in Rome, Matadero (Madrid), John Hansard Gallery (Southampton), MOA (Seoul), Loop Gallery (Seoul), Museo d’arte contemporanea Villa Croce (Genova), Micamoca (Berlino), Fondazione Pastificio Cerere (Roma), Monitor (Roma), Maze Gallery (Torino), Galleria Spazio A (Pistoia), Furini Arte Contemporanea (Arezzo), Icastica (Arezzo), Kelmm’s Galerie (Berlino), Galerie Opdhal (Berlino), Frutta Gallery (Roma), Fondazione Adriano Olivetti (Roma). In 2008 she co-founded the publishing house IMpress (until 2011) and from 2009 to 2014 she has been a member of the curatorial platform Art at Work. She also has been a member of the Selection Committee of Arte Laguna Prize (2017); Art Situacions (2015-2016), Celeste Prize 2014, Icastica 2014 (Arezzo), MAXXI Award 2014, IX Furla Award (2013), Lo Schermo dell’Arte (2011), Ettore Fico Award (2010). She is one of the news correspondents for «artforum.com», she has contributed with texts to many monographic catalogues and she also published articles and essays in many magazines such as NERO, Lo Specchio+, Circa, Flash Art, Arte e Critica, Psiche. In 2018 and 2019 she curated the Opening section of the ARCOmadrid fair. She is a professor in Rome at John Cabot University, the Luiss Master of Art and the IED.