Francesca Ferrari is a doctoral student in Art History at New York University. From Lugano, Switzerland, she received her MA from the University of Pennsylvania 2017. She holds a double BA in Art History and English Literature from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and a certificate in Art Business from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London. Her research focuses on the early European avant-garde, with special emphasis on the artistic groups working in pre-revolutionary Russia and the Weimar Republic. In particular, she studies the representation and construction of utopian ideals, considering their relation to exclusionary narratives of gender, class, and ethnicity. She has previously interned at the Museo d’Arte in Lugano, at the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, New York, and at Sotheby’s auction house in New York City. Recently, she has collaborated to the installation of Christo’s Floating Piers on Lake Iseo, Italy. Together with Laurel McLaughlin, she curated passages at FJORD in the spring of 2017.