Director of the National Museum of Digital Art, Milano, Ilaria Bonacossa is an art critic and curator who directed Artissima International Fair of Contemporary Art from 2017 to 2021. With a degree in Contemporary Art History from the State University of Milan, after taking a master’s in curatorial studies at Bard College (USA) she worked in New York at the Whitney Museum. For nine years curator of Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, in 2007 she was a member of the Jury for the Leone d’Oro of the 52nd Venice Art Biennale. From 2012 to 2016 Ilaria became the Artistic Director of Museo Villa Croce, Genova, and curated the permanent installations of Antinori Art Projects. In 2013 she curated Katrin Sigurdardottir’s solo project at the Icelandic Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.
She has been a member of the Technical Committee for acquisitions of FRAC Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur in Marseilles; the Steering Committee of PAC in Milan, and a member of the Selection Committee of the Prince Pierre Prize, Monaco. Since 2015 she has been the artistic director of Fondazione La Raia. Since 2019 she is Course Advisor Leader for the Master in Arts Market at Naba Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milan.