Ilaria Gianni is an independent curator and art writer. She is co-founder of the Magic Lantern Film Festival, a thematic investigation of the interstice between visual art and cinema. Over the past years she has curated a number of exhibitions and independent research based projects in museums and institutions, as well as in project spaces, and galleries. From 2016 she is guest curator at the American Academy in Rome. Between 2009 and 2016 she was co-founding Director and curator of Nomas Foundation, where she was responsible of the artistic programming. She curated the Opening section at ARCOmadrid in 2018 and 2019. Between 2015 and 2017 she co-founded and curated the independent project Granpalazzo. She teaches at John Cabot University, Rome; Master of Art, Luiss, Rome; and IED, Rome. She is an active writer and has contributed with texts to numerous art catalogues and magazines.