Ilaria Gianni is an independent curator, art critic and lecturer. She is co-founder of Magic Lantern Film Festival, a research-based thematic investigation of the interstice between visual art and cinema. She has curated exhibitions and independent research projects in museums, institutions, project spaces and galleries including: MACRO, Rome; MAXXI, Rome; National Gallery, Rome; Matadero, Madrid; MOA, Seoul; Loop, Seoul; Villa Croce Museum of Contemporary Art, Genoa; John Hansard Gallery, Southampton. From 2016 to 2020 she was guest curator at the American Academy in Rome. Between 2009 and 2016 she was co-director and curator of Nomas Foundation, where she was responsible for the artistic programming. She has collaborated with contemporary art fairs, including ARCOmadrid, for which she curated the section “Opening” (2018 and 2019), Artissima, for which since 2019 he has been curating the section “Present Future”, while between 2015 and 2017 she co -founded and curated the independent art fair Granpalazzo. She is Adjunct Professor at John Cabot University, the Master of Art at Luiss Business School, IED (Rome) and at Naba (Milan). She has contributed with texts to numerous art catalogs and magazines such as: Flash Art, artforum.com, Domus, Mousse, NERO, Cura, Arte e Critica. As part of the Quadriennale d’arte 2020, she recently curated the project AccadeMibact: Domani Qui Oggi.