Ilaria Gianni


Ilaria Gianni

Born In Rome, she is a curator and writer.

After a Degree and Postgraduate Degree in Art History from the Università  di Roma “La Sapienza”, she obtained an MFA in Curating at Goldsmiths College.

Since 2009 she has been co-director of Nomas Foundation, along with Cecilia Canziani, where she is responsible of the artistic programming, which includes onsite and offsite exhibitions, seminars, lectures, workshops, residencies and publications. Among the curated shows: Italo Zuffi – Quello che eri, e quello che sei (2015); To Continue. Notes on a Sculpture Cycle (2014); A Theatre Cycle (2013); A Painting Cycle (2012); A Film Cycle (2011); Chiara Fumai – There Is Something You Should Know (2011);  Rosalind Nashashibi – Carlo’s Vision (2011); Temporaneo 2011 – Contemporary Art in the Evolving City (2011); A Performance Cycle (2010); Etienne Chambaud – Lo Stato delle Sirene (2010); Temporaneo 2010 – Contemporary Art in the Evolving City (2010); Michael Dean – Our Daily Permanence (2010); Nina Beier & Marie Lund – The Testimony, Les Sabots, The Making of Differente, The Complete Works (2009); Bedwyr Williams – Mini Bus (2009); Else Leirvik – I Never Slept Under the Arch (2009).

She holds the position of Adjunct Professor of Art at the John Cabot University, Rome and is lecturer on the “Master of Art” at the University Luiss Guido Carli, Rome and on the Course in “Curatore Museale e di Eventi” at the Istituto Europeo del Design, Rome.

Over the past years she has curated a number of exhibitions, and independent research based projects, among which: In Polonia per saziare l’amore: Edward Krasinski, Tadeusz Rolke, Krzysztof Niemczyk, Paulina Olowska (Istituto Polacco di Roma and Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Rome, 2014); Enchanted: The Poetics of Wonder (Furini Arte Contemporanea, Arezzo, 2014);Genova MaXter Program 2013 (Museo d’arte contemporanea Villa Croce, Genova, 2013); Fig 2: Still Life (National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome, 2013); Fig.1: Landscape (Spazio A, Pistoia, 2013); IX Edition of the Premio Furla (Ospedale degli Innocenti, Bologna, 2013); The Way Things Go Part 2 – An Incomplete Museum of the Future that is still tbc, (Frutta Gallery, Rome, 2012); Re-generation (MACRO, Rome, 2012); Roommates (MACRO, Rome, 2010); Voices from Silence (Galerie Opdhal, Berlin, 2010); Desiring Necessities (John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton, Southampton, 2009); Fragile Currency (Klemm’s Galerie, Berlin, 2009); Behind (Monitor, Roma, 2008); Here Once again. Where Art and Cinema Interact (MOA e Loop Gallery, Seoul, 2008); I desired what you were, I need what you are, (Maze Gallery, Torino, 2008); Step in Step out (Fondazione Adriano Olivetti, Rome, 2006/2007).

In 2008 she co-founded the art publishing collective Impress (active until 2011), and since 2009 she is member of the collective Art at Work. She has contributed with texts to numerous art catalogues and has collaborated with magazines such as «NERO», «Lo Specchio+», «Circa», «Flash Art», «Arte e Critica», «cura», and is one of the Italian contributors for