Chiara Ianeselli

Chiara Ianeselli photo

Chiara Ianeselli (IT, 1989) is currently a PhD Candidate in Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage at IMT.


Ianeselli graduated in Cultural Heritage at the University of Trento (110/110 cum laude) with a thesis titled "The trans-historical exhibition, from the display model to the museum arrangement: the cases of Artempo and the Museum of Old and New Art (2007-2014)".

She has been involved in the organization of exhibitions in various galleries and institutions, associations and platforms. She worked as an assistant in the curatorial department of dOCUMENTA (13), developing projects that included the Hypnotic Show of Marcos Lutyens, Raimundas Malašauskas, and Sissel Tolaas, as well as the Worldly House, among others. For the 2012 edition of Artissima, in Turin, she held the position of assistant to Francesca Bertolotti, the fair’s head of curatorial projects. For the Lithuanian - Cypriot Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale, she worked as production assistant. Ianeselli also curated Lutyens’s first solo show in Italy and coordinated the performance In touch with the Centre Georges Pompidou in 2014.  She was chosen for the de Appel Curatorial Programme 2014/2015 where she collaborated with the Tropemuseum. She was also involved in the 14th Istanbul Biennial, working as the Production Manager of Neurathian Boatstrap. Recently she has initiated the project "Les Gares": a project researching on anatomical theaters of Europe through the medium of art.

Ianeselli has coordinated Villa Lena Foundation in Tuscany in 2017.

Chiara Ianeselli's PhD research focuses on the Artist Interview: this unique genre constitute a hybrid for art history in terms of being contemporary a primary source and a form of art criticism.