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Ilaria Bonacossa

Director of Artissima, curator and art historian


Director of Artissima, Internazionale d’Arte Contemporanea since 2017, Ilaria Bonacossa is a curator and art historian. Having received a BA in Contemporary Art History from the Università Statale di Milano and an MA in Curatorial Studies from Bard College, NY, she has worked as research assistant for the 2003 Whitney Biennial and as curatorial assistant for Manifesta 3, Ljubljana. For 7 years she has been curator at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, in Turin, from 2012 to 2017 she has been the artistic director of the Public Museum for Contemporary Art Villa Croce, in Genoa. In 2013 she curated the Pavilion of Island with the solo project of Katrin Sigurdardottir. She has been a member of the technical committee for acquisitions of FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur of Marsiglia (2007–13), member of the scientific committee of PAC Milano (2013–16) and responsible for Italy of the Artist Pension Trust. In 2007 she was a member for the Golden Lion jury at the Venice Biennale and in 2013 member of the nominating committee for the Inamori Foundation Prize, Kyoto. She was a founding member of Art@Work, a collective that develops contemporary art projects in the non-profit sector and for private collections. Since 2016 she is artistic director of La Raia Foundation.

Aldo Mondino. Moderno, post-moderno, contemporaneo, curated by Ilaria Bonacossa, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce, Genova IT September 24rd, 2016  – January 8, 2017 

NICOLAS PARTY IN THE GARDEN ROOM, curated by Ilaria Bonacossa, Palazzo Antinori, Firenze, IT – November 23rd, 2016 – January 14th, 2017

 Still – Life Remix. 26 curated by Ilaria Bonacossa, Cantina Antinori di Bargino, October 2015