Visual artist.

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

Ilaria Turba’s projects include workshops and/or collective processes, during the time of the creation or diffusion of her artworks, aimed at a 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.

JEST was selected in “How We See: Photobooks by Women” a book and a reading room created by 10×10 Photobooks (NY), launched in October 2018 at The New York Public Library and mentioned for 2019 Photo-Aperture Photobook Awards.

In January 2018 the first solo exhibition of JEST was presented at the museum « l’Atelier » in Nantes (FR) with the support of the City of Nantes and CCNN the National Choreographic Centre of Nantes.

Artist in residence at the national theatre ZEF – Merlan in Marseille since September 2018. Her project, called “Le désir de regarder loin” (The desire to look further) relates to the places and the people of Marseille’s northern district and will be exhibited at Mucem Museum in June 2021.

The project was selected for Manifesta13, the Nomadic Biennal of Contemporary Art, that will take place in Marseille from June to September 2020.


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 Trajectoires, Nantes (FRA), Festival Videoformes, Clermont-Ferrand (FR); Théâtre Louis Aragon – Tremblay-en-France, Paris (FR); Festival Filosofia di Modena, Modena (I); Festival Fotografia Europea, Reggio Emilia (I); 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) Giffoni Film Festival (I)


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

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