Ilaria Bernardi (born Pescia, Italy, 1985) is a PhD in contemporary art historian and curator. She specializes in Italian art from the ‘60s to today and she curated several exhibitions on this subject in galleries, museums and important cultural institutions in Italy and abroad.
In her previous positions, she worked for the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art (Rivoli-Turin) under the direction of Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, and she worked as scientific collaborator for the Fondazione Giulio e Anna Paolini (Turin) and as artistic coordinator of “Florence White Night 2011,” an important event devoted to contemporary art in Florence.
She is also author of the monographs “La Tartaruga. Storia di una galleria” (Postmedia, Milan, 2018), “Giulio Paolini. Opere su carta: un laboratorio gestuale per la percezione dell’immagine” (Prinp, Turin, 2017), “Teatro delle Mostre”, Roma, maggio 1968 (Scalpendi, Milan, 2014), Arte e impresa (Castello di Rivoli, Rivoli-Turin, 2017).
At the same time Ilaria is assistant professor in Contemporary Art History at RomaTre University, and she also teaches in the course for curators (CAMPO) at the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation in Turin as well as in the course for archive curators that is organized by AitArt-Italian Association of Artist Archives.
She has published several essays in exhibition catalogues, articles in specialized magazines and she has delivered lectures on the occasion of several conferences in Italy and abroad.