Ilaria Di Carlo is a visual artist working in the fields of filmmaking, scenography, installation, and the performing arts. Raised in Italy, she graduated with honours in Scenography from the Fine Arts Academy in Rome and holds a Master in Scenography from the prestigious Central Saint Martin’s College of Art in London. She subsequently studied Digital Film Production at the SAE Institute of Berlin.
Her current artistic work focuses on moving images and experimental films that explore the theme of journey and the language of identity in relation or in contrast with landscape and architecture. Her films are highly visual and aesthetic, inspired by the influence and symbolism of the scenography.
As a theatre director, she has staged the durational performance Double/Act and the site-specific performance Booloohoom – Nocturne I, loosely based on James Joyce’s Ulysses. Her performance The Black Book inspired her to make her first short film, The Black Book of L. Her short film The Divine Way has won several awards and have been screened in festivals and galleries worldwide such as in Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, Tehran Short Film Festival, Festival Tous Courts of Aix-en-Provence, Films de Femmes in Creteil and many others.
She has worked as a set, lighting, and costume designer for theatre and film, and as an actress in the total radical fiction theatre ensemble of Vegard Vinge & Ida Müller since 2011. She was also Vinge’s director assistant for the piece 12 Spartenhaus, performed at the Volksbühne in 2013.
She lives and works in Berlin.