Ilaria Lupo is a visual artist born in Milan, who has been based in the Middle East (Palestine/Lebanon) from 2006 to 2018. She develops a public space practice, with a research focused on issues of Political Ecology. She has extensively worked on the kafala system, Environmental Racism in Southern Italy and the history of Waste Colonialism.
Her projects have been supported by several organizations in the Middle East and in Europe, such as Ashkal Alwan, The Beirut Art Center, The Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities, 98 weeks, APEAL, T.A.P. Temporary Art Platform, Al Riwaq Art Space, Heinrich Boell Foundation, Institut Français Du Liban, Zoukak Theatre, Al-Mahatta Gallery, The Middelheim Museum, AIR Antwerpen, FARE/Open Care, Archiviazioni, ZK/U Zentrum fur Kunst un Urbanistik Berlin.