Ilaria Speri

Director, The Wonder Cabinet

Ilaria Speri is a curator and manager of exhibitions, cultural projects, and publications. She holds a Master in Photography from NABA Milano (2012), executive training in Management at the SDA Bocconi (2020-21), and completed Ashkal Alwan’s Home Workspace Program 2021 (Beirut). For ten years she worked in Milan as a producer and curator with Fantom and the creative consultancy studio Boiler. In these contexts, she worked extensively across the Mediterranean, with institutions such as Arte Fiera Bologna; Bardo National Museum, Tunis; Beit Beirut, Lebanon; Fundació Enric Miralles, Barcelona; the Florence International Crafts Fair; Les Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie de Fès, Morocco; Manifesta Biennial, Palermo; and Triennale Milano. A former lecturer on the History of Photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, she was curatorial coordinator of the festival Fotopub in Novo Mesto, Slovenia, and a photography correspondent at Il Giornale dell’Arte (2015-20). Her writing has been published in books and magazines, most recently in ‘Dixit Algorizmi. The Garden of Knowledge’ for the Pavilion of Uzbekistan at the 59th Venice Biennale. She moved to Bethlehem, Palestine in March 2022 to take on the direction of the Wonder Cabinet.

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