Silvia Anna Barrilà is a freelance journalist and consultant. She has covered the art market and collecting for the newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore since 2008, and has taught the Masters Managing Art and Cultural Heritage course at the 24 Ore Business School since 2011. She co-founded Collective, an association of Italian collectors, set up to support the art system in Italy, and is responsible for the content of its dedicated website. She has been working on her Contemporary Art Galleries project, a platform that collects interviews with contemporary art gallerists, since 2015. She’s the co-author of the BMW Art Guide by Independent Collectors, a guide to private collections open to the public, and has been working with DAMN° Magazine since 2009, managing the Research & Realities section, devoted to research in the field of design. She collaborates on communication through art projects with companies such as Open Care, PNLP_Milano and Tessitura Grisotto.
Born in Milan, she studied Art History at Milan University and the Freie Universität in Berlin, where she lived from 2002 to 2017. Her graduation thesis was on Mike Steiner’s gallery and collection of video art in Berlin during the Seventies.