Mariagrazia is a sinologue, an art and film scholar and a curator. She is currently the Artistic Director of OCAT (OCT Contemporary Art Terminal) in Shanghai. Prior to that, she carried researches at the New Media department of the National Academy of Fine Arts, under the supervision of videoartist Zhang Peili. Mariagrazia has written extensively about contemporary art and film in China. Her reviews and essays have been published on several anthologies, websites and magazines such as Art Review Asia, Kaleidoscope Asia and China-files.com. She is co-author of the book Arte Contemporanea Cinese (Electa, 2006), the first Italian monograph on contemporary Chinese art, and contributor for World Film Locations: Beijing (Intellect Books, 2012) and World Film Locations: Shanghai (Intellect Books, 2014). Mariagrazia holds an MA in Media and Film from SOAS, London, and a Ph.D. in Film theory from Roma Tre University.