Francesca “Frankie” Altamura exists.

Recently, she curated “Plant a Weed” at Jack Barrett in New York. The group exhibition brought together new and existing works by sixteen artists, from New York City, Los Angeles, Pacifica and Mexico City. The exhibition was on view from June 17 to July 22, 2023. She also co-curated “If Work”, with Miranda Samuels, at Anonymous Gallery in New York. The group exhibition featured the 2022–23 cohort of artists, curators and writers in the Interdisciplinary Art & Theory Program.

She curated “There was only this looted, ventriloquized Earth,” for Hook, an online venue that brings together seasoned art collectors with established galleries to create a marketplace for viewing, buying, selling, and learning about art. The exhibition was on view online from September 24–October 31, 2021.

She curated “I don’t know whether the Earth is spinning or not...,” with Lizaveta Matveeva, one of the Main Projects for the VII Moscow International Biennale for Young Art. The exhibition is on view at, 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.

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

Alongside 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.

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