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Isabella Indolfi

Portrait of Isabella Indolfi. Photo by Acia Delilah Voronenko.

Curator Name: Isabella Indolfi
Residency Dates: February – May 2020, September – November 2022
Born: 1981
Hometown: Maranola, Italy
Lives & Works: New York (USA)
2021-2023 | MA in Human Rights and the Arts, Bard College, New York (USA)
2002-2007 | MS in Sociology and Cultural Studies, University La Sapienza, Rome (IT)


Isabella Indolfi is an independent curator and scholar based in New York City, with over 10 years of international experience in developing, producing and managing exhibitions and public programs in collaboration with no-profit organizations and museums.

Throughout her career, she has had the privilege of curating for various esteemed institutions, including the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy, The Hermitage State Museum Youth Educational Centre in Saint Petersburg (Russia), and MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome (Italy), the Cafesijan Museum in Yerevan (Armenia).

Recently awarded full MA scholarship at the Center for Human Rights and the Arts at Bard College in New York, Isabella approaches contemporary art from the perspective of public, social, spatial and relational aspects, by implementing site-specific and community-oriented practices.

Her current research project is focused on the ethics and politics of art residencies in small communities, and it stems from her experience on founding and directing the Seminaria Sogninterra Biennial Festival of Environmental Art, which has welcomed over 70 international artists in residency, to realize public art projects in a remote medieval village in Italy.

Committed to supporting multidisciplinary knowledge production at the intersection of art and technology, Isabella has co-curated international festivals such as Cyfest —one of the biggest media art festivals in Eastern Europe— and the Media Art Festival at the MAXXI Museum in Rome, Italy.

With a research focus on the impact of communities and environments on media art projects, Isabella gave lectures at the Goldsmiths University of London and at the Manchester Metropolitan University School of Art.

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