Ilaria Ferretti (Fabriano, Italy, 1980) grew up in her family’s restaurant, spending many childhood afternoons sat on the dishwasher in the kitchen, watching her mother at work at the stove. She started her artistic career upon graduating in photography at the Triennal Course of IED European Institute of Design at Torino (IT) in 2002.
Expert in FineArt printing techniques and darkroom processes, she creates visionary works characterised by a personal aesthetic, which merges dark thoughts and universal beauty. Her poetics has been defined as Punk-Romantic by Pippo Ciorra.
Represented by MUST GALLERY - Lugano, Switzerland, since 2014.
She has held exhibitions at: Torino, Milano, Roma, Bologna, Padova, Trieste in Italy; Lugano (CH) and Koln (DE).
Co-founder of PHOS Photography Centre Torino (IT), since 2011.
She collaborated with IED - Istituto Europeo di Design (European Institute of Design) since 2005 till 2016 where she taught darkroom processes and FineArt printing techniques.