Francesca “Frankie” Altamura exists.

She currently works as Senior Curator for Acrylicize, an art and design studio that curates and creates bespoke artworks, installations, and design schemes for Fortune 500 companies and other prospective clients. Recent clients have included FGS Global, SPACE+, Knotel, Takeda and LinkedIn. In 2022, she curated five new artist commissions for LinkedIn’s global HQ in the Empire State Building in New York. You can read more about that project here.

From 2020–22, she worked as an Organizer for Local 2110 UAW. Check out some campaigns she is working on with arts workers at the Whitney Museum Union, the Jewish Museum Union, the Guggenheim Museum Union, the New Museum Union, among several others.

From 2017–20, she worked as Curatorial Assistant for the New Museum in New York. She had many fun experiences working on shows including: “Wong Ping: Your Silent Neighbor, “Peter Saul: Crime and Punishment,” “Daiga Grantina: What Eats Around Itself,” “Hans Haacke: All Connected,” “Lubaina Himid: Work from Underneath,” “Marta Minujín: Menesunda Reloaded,” “Nari Ward: We the People,“ “Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel,“ “Thomas Bayrle: Playtime,” and “John Akomfrah: Signs of Empire.” She worked very hard on the 2018 New Museum Triennial: “Songs for Sabotage,” curated by two legendary curators Gary Carrion-Murayari and Alex Gartenfeld. Throughout her tenure, she also worked on several offsite exhibitions for the New Museum including: “Strange Days: Memories of the Future,” at The Store X, London, UK; “The Same River Twice: Contemporary Art in Athens,” at the Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece; “The Warmth of Other Suns: Stories of Global Displacement,” at the Phillips Collection, Washington DC.

She has previously worked at other institutions, art spaces, and galleries including Arcadia Missa, Transmediale, Studio Voltaire, Ballroom Marfa, Cristin Tierney Gallery, Swann Auction Galleries, PACE Gallery, Yvon Lambert Gallery, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

She has been a visiting critic and advisor for the Mellon Foundation, LMCC, NARS, ISCP, Artist Alliance, Smack Mellon, Residency Unlimited, Triangle Arts, New Inc, Pioneer Works and for NYFA’s Doctors Hours. She has spoken in a public setting at POWarts, CUE Art Foundation and Verso Books.