Francisca Gigante

Francisca Gigante foto
Quoting name: Francisca Gigante Godinho da Silva
Professional Category: PhD Candidate (IHA/FCT scholarship)
PhD project: Tensões entre as dimensões nacionais e internacionais na Bienal de Veneza e Documenta em Kassel: 1989-2019
Advisor: Margarida Brito Alves, IHA-NOVA FCSH/IN2PAST
Position(s) within IHA: RG Member [Contemporary Art Studies]
Thematic areas: Art exhibitions; Europe; Venice Biennale; Documenta Kassel; Identity
CIÊNCIA ID: 8815-0CC9-91E8
ORCiD: 0000-0002-2462-2758


Francisca Gigante Godinho da Silva is currently PhD Candidate in Art History at FCSH, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (2020-). She holds a Master of Arts in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York (2015-2017), after completing a semester studies abroad in Contemporary Art Histories in London (2016). Prior to that, Francisca has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the Catholic University of Portugal (2012-2015). During the past years, Francisca has been working between Venice and Lisbon for non-profit art organisations such as La Biennale di Venezia (2017-2019), the Peggy Guggenheim Collection (2017-2019), and MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (2018), coordinating more than 250 international interns, writing catalogues and completing hundreds of interviews to contemporary artists and curators. She recently received the Seal of the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Award. Francisca also holds a position as director at FITA – Friends In The Arts (2020-) and works as an independent curator in the art world.

(data supplied by the researcher)

RG – Research Group