Born in Brescia in January 1979, Ilaria Bignotti has a PhD in Theories and History of Arts and is Scientific Curator of Artists' Archives and Estates; independent curator and art critic.
Among her experiences in the field of scientific curatorship of Artists' Archives: Scientific Curator of Paolo Scheggi Archive Association, Milan(2013-ongoing); Scientific Director of Francesca Pasquali Archive, Bologna (2015-ongoing); Head of Special Projects and Scientific Curator of Antonio Scaccabarozzi Archive Association, Milan (2016-ongoing).
She is curator of the biennial project of photographic reconnaissance of the most important international museums of ancient art and archaeology, by the photographer Marcello Grassiand of the travelling exhibitions planned from autumn 2021. With this project, he won the Expression of Interest for photographic exhibitions to be held in the exhibition spaces of the Museo Nazionale Romano and will therefore also curate the major anthological exhibition of the artist's works at Palazzo Massimo and Palazzo Altemps, Rome, with Electa catalogue.
He is on the critical committee of ArteJeansa project aimed at contemporary arts for the creation of a Jeans Museum-Archive in Genoa (from 2020 - ongoing).
She is in the Scientific Committee of MoRE Museuma museum of refused and unrealised art projects (since 2011-in progress).
She is Specialist in contemporary art history for the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries of the new DeAgostini Scuola publishing project "Dell'Arte" for secondary schools and universities, by Ernesto Luciano Francalanci (first edition 2021).
She is Visiting Professor and Lecturer on assignment at Italian and international universities, such as, in Italy: AitArt-Associazione Italiana Archivi d'Artista, Milan-Rome; 24Ore Business School, Milan; Università Cattolica, Brescia and Milan; Accademia Cattolica, Brescia; Museo d'Impresa CUBO-Condividere Cultura, Bologna; abroad: ZERO Foundation, Düsseldorf; Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing; Shanghai University of Political Sciences and Law.
She is curator of the international and itinerant project of Patrizia Benedetta Fratus's collective artwork, Virginiapertutte, in collaboration with Connecting Cultures, Milan (2021-2023).
Since 2003 she has conceived, organised and curated international exhibition projects, also working for extended periods and continuously with museums, institutions and foundations,including:
Abroad: Richter Collection and Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb; Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, London; Shenzhen Biennale, Shenzhen; Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing; MoCA-Museum of Contemporary Art, London.
In Italy: MAC-Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Lissone; Villa Croce, Genova; Museo d'Impresa CUBO Condividere Cultura, Bologna; Centro per l'arte contemporanea "Luigi Pecci", Prato; Centro Internazionale d'arte e di cultura di Palazzo Te, Mantova; Museo d'Arte della Città "Santa Giulia", Brescia; Mo.Ca.-Centro per le Nuove Culture, Brescia; Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea "Palazzo Forti", Verona.
Most of the exhibition projects she has curated are based on careful historical reconstruction and cultural dissemination of the artists she has followed and in collaboration with the scientifically directed Archives.
Since 2003, he has published over a hundred books, including modern and contemporary art catalogues on the occasion of the exhibitions he has curated, and has written several essays and contributions in scientific monographs and catalogues raisonnés.
His main publishing houses include Skira, Electa, Marsilio, Mimesis (for which he is Curator of the "Resilienze" series).
She is an expert in modern and contemporary art, registered with the Chamber of Commerce of Brescia and the Court of Brescia.