Francesca “Frankie” Altamura exists.

She recently curated “I don’t know whether the Earth is spinning or not...”, with Lizaveta Matveeva, for the VII Moscow International Biennale for Young Art. The exhibition is on view at notspinning.world, and was on view at the Museum of Moscow, Russia, from November 3–December 6, 2021. The digital platform received the 2021 Webby for the Best of Websites and Mobile Sites: Architecture, Art & Design.

Alongside her friend and mentor, Gary Carrion-Murayari, she assisted in curating the current exhibition on view at the New Museum, “Wong Ping: Your Silent Neighbor,” for the Third Floor Gallery. In 2018, she co-curated “Diedrick Brackens: darling divined,” in the Lobby Gallery of the New Museum, with Margot Norton (which travelled to the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin in 2021). For the New Museum’s Window Gallery, she curated “Sydney Shen: Onion Master“ that same year.  In 2019, she curated “Screen Series: Randa Maroufi,” and previously organized “Screen Series: Ahaad Alamoudi” for the New Museum as well.

In 2020, she moderated a virtual panel between artists Ted Gahl and Minku Kim for Alexander Bergruggen Gallery in New York.

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.