Lavinia Filippi is an art historian and contemporary art curator currently based in London. Co-founder of Translocalia since 2014, she curated projects, exhibitions and public programmes in Italy, Pakistan and the United Kingdom. She worked as research curator, as well as public and educational programme co-curator, for ‘Neither Nor: The challenge to the Labyrinth’, the Italian Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale. Lavinia also curated special projects and publications at Belmacz London; and worked as associate curator for Volcano Extravaganza in the island of Stromboli, North of Sicily in 2016, 2018 and 2019.

Previously, she lectured at the National College of Arts in Lahore (2012-14); directed Castello di Rivoli’s web-tv (2011-12); worked as author and correspondent for a series of cultural programmes for Italian national television RAI (2007-2011), and wrote for a number of publications, including: Flash Art, artnet Magazine and ARTEìN. She holds a BA in Social Sciences from the University of Ottawa, a degree in Art History from La Sapienza University of Rome and an MA Hons in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art in London.