After a working interlude in a bank, she decided to enrol at the University of Bologna, where she graduated in Contemporary Art History.
Returning to Ticino in 2007, she responded to an internship offer from MUSEC, which after a few months turned into a research job, which she was particularly passionate about and involved in due to the wide variety of topics covered. Her main scientific interests concern anthropology and the history of collecting, exoticism, Primitivism and the fascinating relationship between Western culture and the arts of tradition. Being part of the MUSEC team for many years, she has had the opportunity to touch different areas and hold different roles; she started by following the educational activities of the museum and then dealt for over 10 years with photographic projects, from their design and implementation, to their reiteration in other venues. Since 2019 she has been enthusiastically involved in communication.
Alessia loves going to the theatre, concerts and practicing kundalini yoga. She lives with her suitcase packed by her bed, loves discovering new places and getting to know the local people with their stories and traditions. Her favourite works from the MUSEC collections are Asmat sculptures for their decorative motifs and Japanese prints for their colours and elegant lines.