Antonia Alampi is an art historian, curator and writer born in southern Italy and currently based in Cairo, where she is curator at Beirut and an art history lecturer at Azza Fahmy Design Studio. She holds an M.A. in art history and contemporary art from La Sapienza University in Rome and has participated in the de Appel curatorial programme in Amsterdam. She co-founded and co-directed the art initiative Opera Rebis, and has worked for various institutions including Manifesta7 and Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea di Trento. Her writings have appeared in various journals, magazines and art(ist) publications, such as Art-Agenda, Frieze, Flash Art International, Artribune, Arte e Critica and Afrikaada. Curatorial projects include - Writing with the other hand is imagining', Beirut (Cairo, 2013); The Real Thing?, Palais de Tokyo, part of Nouvelles Vagues (Paris, 2013); Three Artists Walk into a Bar... de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam (2012).