Chiara Rubessi is a PhD (2016) in Arts & Humanities at the University UGA-Grenoble Alpes. She is a researcher at the Lab. Cinesthea, UGA. She obtained her Master’s Degree (Laurea Lettere Moderne) from the University of Pavia in Cinema studies  and a further Master Specializing in Exhibition Design (museum, urban design, retail design, fair, event, industrial and product design, design visualization) from the Politecnico di Milano (2009). She was a teacher at the Université de Lorraine-IECA, Nancy, ESDAC-Ecole de design, Aix-en-Provence and POLI.design, Milan.
Her research focuses on the aesthetics of space (cinema, exhibition, museum, visual arts, urban space), with particular reference to the scenographic and architectural components.
She has developed an research program DEA-Design d’espace/allestimento . Recently, she has worked on the analysis of the use of digital devices in various forms of visual arts.
Alongside her activity as exhibit designer (dedicated in particular to the field of exhibitions and events), she carries out a teaching and research activity between France and Italy for years. She published in several magazines and participated in various international seminars and conferences on cinema, visual arts, exhibitions design, and interior architecture.
She currently works as exhibit designer and she has collaborated with IDEA, Italian Association for Exhibition Designer. She also collaborated with Department of Progettazione dell’Architettura (DPA), Politecnico di Milano. Among other initiatives, she has been designer for the art exhibition “Edward Hopper” at Foundation Rome Museum (February-June, 2010). She was editor of the Italian online magazine autet.it (ended in 2013) and of interiorsforumworld.net, a web platform for Interior studies.
 Majors: history of modern art, history of contemporary art, history and criticism of cinema, theatre history (history of Greek and Latin theater), aesthetics, italian literature. Minors: history of philosophy, romance philology, history of the Italian language, medieval history, contemporary history, latin literature, geography, general pedagogy, social psychology, archival, bibliography and librarianship.