Francesca “Frankie” Altamura exists.

At the New Museum, she co-curated “Diedrick Brackens: darling divined,” in the Lobby Gallery, with Margot Norton (which will travel to the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin).

For the New Museum’s Window Gallery, she curated “Sydney Shen: Onion Master.”

More recently, she curated “Screen Series: Randa Maroufi,” which is currently hosted online until the New Museum reopens, and previously organized “Screen Series: Ahaad Alamoudi” for the New Museum as well. 

Alongside her friend and mentor, Gary Carrion-Murayari, she assisted in curating the upcoming exhibition “Wong Ping: Your Silent Neighbor,” for the New Museum’s Third Floor Gallery. 

She has participated in curatorial residencies, including Back Apartment Residency, in St. Petersburg, Russia, where she met her friend and collaborator Lizaveta Matveeva in 2018. She has also travelled to Essen, Germany, for the multidisciplinary program, Impact16, hosted by Pact Zollverein in 2016.