Ilaria Schiaffini is Associate Professor of History and Contemporary Art at the Sapienza University of Rome. She holds a PhD in Art History from the University of Padua, as well as an Art History Specialization School degree from the University of Siena. In 2000 she won a Library Research Grant supported by the Getty Foundation for a project on Umberto Boccioni’s papers. She is a member of the advisory committee of the journal Piano B. Since 2016, she has been head of the Art History Department Photographic Archive and, since 2019, Director of the Museo Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea, Sapienza University. Her research focuses on modernism’s relationship with Symbolism; Futurism; and the history of photography and its archives. She is the author of Umberto Boccioni, Stati d’animo. Teoria e pittura (Cinisello Balsamo, Milan: Silvana Editoriale, 2002), Vittore Grubicy de Dragon, Scritti d’arte (Rovereto: MART, 2009), and Arte contemporanea: metafisica, dada, surrealismo (Rome: Carocci, 2011). She edited the volumes Etica e fotografia (with R. Perna; Rome: DeriveApprodi, 2015), Irene Brin, Gaspero del Corso e la Galleria L’Obelisco (with V.C. Caratozzolo and C. Zambianchi; Rome: Drago, 2018), and La Fototeca di Adolfo Venturi alla Sapienza (Rome: Campisano, 2018). She has written extensively on the Roman art gallery L’Obelisco.