Visual artist.

Her favourite media are: photography, video and animation, that she uses to create artworks, installations, site specific and communication projects.

Her works are the result of her experience, intertwining visual experimentation with other disciplines: social science, performative arts and oral history, often in collaboration with other artists, artisans and professionals.

Through different formal outputs, and different environmental settings, Ilaria Turba’s research shows a clear consistency both in conceiving and carrying out her projects, that often include workshops and / or participative processes, aimed at  generic audience or targeting specific groups. Over the last few years she has often worked with kids and teenagers.

Her main areas of interest are: identity and collective imagery, the relationship between present and past (memory) through objects, images, stories and places.

JEST is her first photobook and has been released at the end of 2016 by the Berlin-based publisher Peperoni Books. In January 2018 the first solo exhibition of JEST will open at the Museum l’Atelier in Nantes (FR).


Ilaria Turba has presented her projects at the following Institutions and Museums:

Centre Pompidou, Paris, (FR); Castello di Rivoli, Turin (I); Brooklyn Children’s Museum, New York (US); Museo della Triennale, Milan (I); Museo Fotografia Contemporanea, Milan (I); PAC-Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan (I); Museo Diffuso della Resistenza, Turin (I); m.a.x. museo, Chiasso (CH); Museo d’arte di Mendrisio, Mendrisio (CH)

Festivals and Theatres:

Festival Filosofia di Modena, Modena (I); Festival Fotografia Europea, Reggio Emilia (I); Festival Videoformes,Clermont-Ferrand (FR); Théâtre Louis Aragon – Tremblay-en-France, Paris (FR); Teatro Litta, Milan (I), Css Friuli Venezia Giulia (I); Festival Orestiadi, Gibellina (I), Festival Castellinaria, Bellinzona (CH), Festival Animac, Catalunya (ES), Festival In Teatro, Ancona (I)


Fondazione Giovanni Agnelli, Amnesty International Italia, KesselsKramer, Fondazione Vico Magistretti, Micamera, RSI (Radio televisione svizzera), Fondazione Dalmine, UNASAM, Fondazione Pro-Helvetia.