CV

 

Name: Francesca Brunetti

Gender: Female

Nationality: Italy

Mobile: +39 3200298413

email: francescabrunetti@hotmail.it

website: https://www.francescabrunetti.net

Education and qualifications

 

Degrees

 

2021 PhD Visual and Performing Arts, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA

 

2015 Master’s Degree Communication Design (focus on Illustration), Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, United Kingdom

 

2011 Master’s Degree in Philosophy, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy

 

2007 Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy

 

Additional Education

 

2022. Bazadur Simplexity Training. Bazadur, online.

 

2019 Rosi Braidotti Summer School, Posthuman Knowledge(s), Utrecht University, Netherland

 

2019 Italian Society of Women Historians Summer School, CISL Studies Centre, Florence, Italy

 

2015 TOEFL Certificate. Glasgow University, Glasgow, United Kingdom

 

2013 Certificate of Higher Education in Art and Design, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

 

2012 Certificate in Graphic Design, Romeur Academy, Rome, Italy

Publications

Monograph

 

Brunetti, Francesca. Post-terrona (in review)

 

Articles in Peer-reviewed Journals

Brunetti, Francesca. Delicious Bodies, Beautiful Food, Powerful Pleasure. Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal, 9(2), 2022. DOI: 10.31273/eirj.v9i2.924 (https://exchanges.warwick.ac.uk/index.php/exchanges/article/view/924

Brunetti, Francesca. Drawing as a Strategy to Deconstruct Gender Stereotypes. The Case of the Southern Italian Woman. Visual Culture & Gender, Fall 2022.

 

Brunetti, Francesca. Marbles. Art Journal, Winter 2022.

 

Brunetti, Francesca. Raging Women and Green Energies. The Southern Italian Woman’s Ecological Fury. Art/Research International: A Transdisciplinary Journal, Spring 2023 (in review).

 

Brunetti, Francesca. The Representation of the Southern Italian Mother in Popular Italian Cultural Productions. Journal of Gender and Power, Fall 2023 (in review).

 

Chapter in an edited book

 

Brunetti, Francesca. "Eco-imagination as a strategy to deconstruct Italian gender stereotypes". Italian Feminist Thought Today and Tomorrow, edited by Parati, Graziella and Guzzetta, Juliet (in review).

Artistic Collaborations in Academic Paper

 

Warren, Shilyh & Balanta, Beatriz. Revolution is another Climax. Women and Language, Issue 44.2, Fall 2021.

 

Articles in Academic Journals

 

Brunetti, Francesca. Home, Tradition, and the Mediterranean Landscape: The Uncanniness of the Italian Woman. Athenaeum Review, Issue 3, Fall 2019 (https://athenaeumreview.org/essay/home-tradition-and-the-mediterranean-landscape-the-uncanniness-of-the-italian-woman/ ).

 

Brunetti, Francesca. Photography as Presentation and Representation. Athenaeum Review, Issue 3, Fall 2019 (https://athenaeumreview.org/essay/photography-as-representation-and-presentation/).

 

Podcast

 

Johnson, Gareth. “In Conversation with Francesca Brunetti”. The Exchanges Discourse – A Podcast About Early Career Publishing in Academia, 22 June, 2022. https://anchor.fm/exchangesias/episodes/In-Conversation-with-Francesca-Brunetti-e1k9v63

 

Reviews about my exhibitions

 

Avram, Danielle. Central Figures. Dallas Morning News, March 6, 2022, p.62.

 

Drake, Abigail. Francesca Brunetti: Home, Un-homey Home. Athenaeum Review, Issue 2, Summer 2019 (https://athenaeumreview.org/review/francesca-brunetti-home-un-homey-home/ ).

 

Artwork published on Art Magazine

 

Brunetti, Francesca. Waves. Artistonish, July 2021, issue 12, p.71 (https://issuu.com/biafarinart/docs/artistonish_-_july_2021_-_discover_the_artist_medi?fr=sMTY1YjQwODA0NjA )

 

Exhibitions

 

Solo exhibitions

 

Hail Mary. February 16th-March 16th, 2022. Liliana Bloch Gallery, Dallas, TX, USA

 

Super Bisteccona. Corpi, paesaggi e lo sguardo del macho. November 21st, 2021. Casa Internazionale delle Donne, Rome, Italy

 

Post-terrona. A drawing project about an imaginative reconfiguration of the southern Italian woman. October 2nd-October 31st, 2020. University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX, USA

 

Strange Rooms. Saatchi & Saatchi, 24 January – 24 February 2019. Dallas, TX, USA

 

Home Un-Homey Home. 500X, September 8 - October 7, 2018. Dallas, TX, USA

 

Group Exhibitions

 

Femina 2022.  March 08-April 08, 2022. Gallerium, online.

 

Exhibizone 5th International online Group Exhibition. September 12 - October 12, 2021, online.

 

IMMIX - 2021. September 4th -October 4, 2021, online.

 

TRAHC's 33rd Annual Juried Exhibition. August 6th-September 25th, 2021. Regional Arts Center, Texarkana, TX, USA

 

Frame/re-Frame. March 2021. Naramachi Nigiwai-no-le. Nara, Japan.

 

Fall Festival: All Together Now Art Exhibition. Friday, December 18, 2020 – Friday, January 15, 2021. University of Texas at Dallas. Dallas, TX, USA

 

Clip. An International Exhibition of Works on Paper. Friday, September 6-September 30, 2019. 5&J Gallery - Charles Adams Studio Project, Lubbock, TX, USA

 

ART Off the Wall, April 28-May 12, 2018. Brookline Arts Centre, Brookline, Massachusetts, USA

 

Art214, April 12-May25, 2018. Latino Cultural Centre, Dallas, USA

 

Fall Festival, December 17, 2018. Spin Gallery, Dallas, USA

 

AnFiArt, June 10-11, 2017. Lungolago Anguillara Sabazia, Italy

 

Temporary Collectives, April 5, 2017. 500 Singleton Blvd, Dallas, Texas, USA

 

Up/Rooted, March 17-April 21, 2017. Brookline Arts Centre, Brookline, Massachusetts, USA

 

Through the Lens: found object/readymade, January 21-February 25, 2017. CentralTrak, Dallas, USA

 

Hi to Hibi to Hito, December 16 - December 18, 2016, Tengaibou, Nara, Japan

 

New Texas Talent XXIII, August 6 - September 2, 2016, Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, Texas, USA

 

Hanarart Art Festival, October 24 – November 3, 2015, Nara, Japan

 

Biennale di Viterbo, May 5- July 5, 2016, Palazzo dei Papi, Viterbo, Italy

 

WIP, February 11-13, 2015, Drygate, Glasgow, UK

 

WAF, December 22/January 6, 2012, Fruttiere di Palazzo Te, Mantova, Italy

Teaching Experiences

 

Teaching Fellow in Design Foundations. Institute of Creativity and Innovation. Xiamen University. Fall 2022.

 

Teaching Assistant. Art History. Franklin University of Switzerland and Notre Dame University of Rome. Summer 2019. Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture.

 

Teaching Assistant. Art History. University of Texas at Dallas, USA. Spring 2019. Understanding Art.

 

Teaching Assistant. Art History. University of Texas at Dallas, USA. Fall 2018. Contemporary Art.

 

Teaching Assistant. Art History. Franklin University of Switzerland. Summer 2018. Italian Baroque Art and Architecture.

 

Teaching Assistant. Art History. University of Texas at Dallas, USA. Spring 2018. Understanding Art.

 

Teaching Assistant. Art History. University of Texas at Dallas, USA. Fall 2017. Renaissance Art and Architecture.

 

Teaching Assistant. Art History. Franklin University of Switzerland. Summer 2017. Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture.

 

Teaching Assistant. Art History. University of Texas at Dallas, USA. Spring 2017. Survey of Western Art History: Renaissance to Modern.

 

Teaching Assistant. Art History. University of Texas at Dallas, USA. Fall 2016. Survey on Western Art History: Ancient to Medieval.

 

Teaching Assistant. Art History. University of Texas at Dallas, USA. Spring 2016. Survey of Western Art History: Renaissance to Modern.

 

Teaching Assistant. Art History. University of Texas at Dallas, USA. Fall 2015. Survey on Western Art History: Ancient to Medieval.

 

Conferences

 

American Association for Italian Studies Conference 2022. May 29th -June 2nd, 2022, Bologna, Italy. Eco-imagination as a strategy to deconstruct Italian gender stereotypes.

American Association for Italian Studies Conference 2021. March 28-June 6, 2021 (virtual). Post-terrona. A Drawing Project about an Imaginative Reconfiguration of the Southern Italian Woman.

 

108th College of Art Association Annual Conference 2020. February 12-15, 2020, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The Incursions of the Southern Italian Woman into the Discourse of Man. A Collage Project about Language and Geography. 

 

51st Meeting of the North Texas Philosophical Association. March 29-30, 2019, University of Dallas, TX, USA. The Missing Language and the Future Woman.

 

RAW Symposium 2019. February 22-23, 2019, University of Texas at Dallas, Texas, USA. Photography as Presentation and Representation.

 

50th Meeting of the North Texas Philosophical Association. March 30 - 31, 2018, University of Dallas, TX, USA. The Myth of Dionysus and Ariadne in Friedrich Nietzsche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra.

 

49th Meeting of the North Texas Philosophical Association. March 31- April 1, 2017, University of Dallas, TX, USA. Conflictual Intimacy and Appropriating Event. Achilles Meets Priam.

 

RAW Symposium 2018. February 23-24, 2018, University of Texas at Dallas, Texas, USA. The Relationship Between Unconsciousness and Photography in Walter Benjamin and Rosalind Krauss.

 

Society for the Study of American Women Writers Triennial Conference 2018. November 7-11, The Westin Denver Downtown, Colorado, USA. Choice Cuts. An Artistic Workshop about Collage and Feminism.

 

RAW Symposium 2017. February 24-25, 2017, University of Texas at Dallas, Texas, USA. The Anti-Anthropocentric Art of Eduardo Kac.

 

Home (Alone). An Interrogation of the Familiar, Transitory Space, and the Contours of the Self. April 1-2, 2016, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. Being in the World as Not Being at Home. The Uncanny Dasein.

 

Relevant work experiences

 

Teaching Fellow in Design Foundations

 

Institute of Creativity and Innovation. Xiamen University. 300 Nanbin Avenue China Merchants Economic and Technological Development Zone, Zhangzhou, Fujian, 363105 P.R. China.

August 2022/24.

As a Teaching Fellow in Design Foundations at Xiamen University I am a key member of the academic team of the Institute of Creativity and Innovation (ICI). I lead teaching, learning and assessment of ICI courses, while developing and applying innovative and appropriate teaching techniques that develop the knowledge, skills and successful career journeys of students to the required level. I carry out on-going curriculum development and review, including module content and materials, and contribute to learning and teaching strategy. I undertake a range of administrative responsibilities.

Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History Research Fellow

 

The University of Texas at Dallas. 800 W Campbell, Richardson, TX, 75080, United States.

August 2019/June 2021.

 

The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History is a centre for research and graduate education in the Art History division at the University of Texas at Dallas. It is composed of a community of art historians, curators and practicing artists. As a fellow, my duties consisted of The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History is a center for research and graduate education in the Art History division at the University of Texas at Dallas. It is composed of a community of art historians, curators, and practicing artists. As a fellow, my duties consisted of completing my PhD dissertation and working on exhibitions and publications. I actively participated in the intellectual life of the Institute by coordinating lectures, symposia, and talks and by giving a seminar-style presentation of my work for the Institute’s graduate students and scholars. 

 

Teaching Assistant

 

The University of Texas at Dallas. 800 W Campbell, Richardson, TX, 75080, United States.

Franklin University Lugano. Via Ponte Tresa 29, 6924 Sorengo, Switzerland.

University of Notre Dame Global Gateway. Via Annia, 44, 00184 Roma RM, Italy.

August 2015/May 2019.

 

As a Teaching Assistant I supervised undergraduate students enrolled in Visual and Performing Arts courses. The subjects covered in these classes were: art history, history of design, art theory, arts and technology, virtual reality, and curatorial practices. As a TA I was in charge of helping my senior supervisors with the preparation of the material delivered during the courses, grading students’ assignments, lecturing, and of providing students with mentoring for the completion of their projects. 

 

Study Abroad Program Assistant

 

The University of Texas at Dallas. 800 W Campbell, Richardson, TX, 75080, United States.

Franklin University Lugano. Via Ponte Tresa 29, 6924 Sorengo, Switzerland.

University of Notre Dame Global Gateway. Via Annia, 44, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

May 2017/July 2019.

 

During the summer semesters 2017, 2018, and 2019 I worked as Summer Studies Abroad Program Assistant for the University of Texas at Dallas. I coordinated University of Texas at Dallas students’ academic activities in Europe at Franklin University of Switzerland in Lugano and at the Notre Dame University of Rome. I organized student field trips in museums and archaeological sites in Rome, Milan, Lugano, and Varese, and I worked on the creation of an engaging academic environment that encouraged students to explore new cultural experiences.

 

Curator of Comer Collection of Photography

 

Comer Collection of Photography at The University of Texas at Dallas. 800 W Campbell, Richardson, TX, 75080, United States.

August 2018/May 2019.

 

During the academic year 2018-2019, I curated the exhibition Presentation and Representation in Photography that was constituted by photographs that I selected from the Comer Collection of Photography at University of Texas at Dallas. The exhibition was at the SP/N gallery from January to February 2019. In conjunction with the show, I invited Letha Wilson, one of the artists represented at the exhibition, to deliver an artist talk and I have collaborated with the photography collection’s donors, Mrs. and Mr. Comer, for the purchase of additional Wilson’s artworks for the Comer Collection.

 

Art Resident and Gallery Assistant

 

CentralTrak Gallery. 800 Exposition Ave, Dallas, TX 75226, United States.

August 2016/August 2017.

 

From August 2016 to June 2017, I was awarded an art residency at CentralTrak gallery in Dallas. During the art residency at CentralTrak I also performed the job of gallery assistant. As an art resident I had the opportunity of interacting with local and international artists as well as local art community. I showed the work I made during my art residency at the group show Through the Lens: found object/readymade in winter 2017, and I organized and participated with the other artists represented in the exhibition at the panel discussion about the show. As a gallery assistant I performed tasks related to administration, communication, and customer service. I helped in setting up and breaking down exhibits and coordinating events. I managed correspondence, I monitored visitors and I answered customer inquiries via phone and email.

 

Freelance Communication and Graphic Designer

 

Private and non-profit companies in Italy and United Kingdom.

September 2011/May 2015.

 

As a freelance communication and graphic designer, I worked for several businesses in Italy and in the United Kingdom from 2011 to 2015. Among my clients there were magazines (LabCreativity), management consulting companies (HSPI), Nightclubs (The Wee Red Bar and Bar Bloc), non-profit institutions (Union Solidarity International) and independent record labels (No Unicorn Production and Clarity Recording). I created promotional and communicational material such as posters, brochures, logotypes, illustrations and animations by using Adobe software (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and After Effects).

 

 

Founder and Creative Director of SUGO

 

Wee Red Bar.  Lauriston Architecture Building, 74 Lauriston Pl, Edinburgh EH3 9DF, United Kingdom.

Bar Bloc. 117 Bath St, Glasgow G2 2SZ, United Kingdom

February 2013/May 2015.

 

SUGO was a monthly music event about Italian disco music involving multimedia elements such as performances and video art. SUGO was hosted from 2013 to 2015 in Edinburgh and Glasgow (UK) in nightclubs such as Wee Red Bar and Bar Bloc. As the organizer of the event, I was responsible of DJing, selecting the video installations and coordinating the performances. I also ideated SUGO’s logotype, and I produced promotional material for the event such as posters, flyers and social media advertisements.

 

Art Residencies

 

August 2016-June 2017, CentralTrak Gallery, Dallas, Texas

 

Curatorial Projects

 

Comer Collection of Photography. Representation and Presentation in Photography. SP/N Gallery, Dallas, January 31-February 28, 2019.

 

Awards

 

Edith O’Donnell Graduate Fellowship. Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History at the University of Texas at Dallas, 2019-21.

 

Teaching Assistantship. The University of Texas at Dallas, 2015-19.

 

Graduate Travel Reimbursement Grant, University of Texas at Dallas, Spring 2016.

 

Graduate Travel Reimbursement Grant, University of Texas at Dallas, Spring 2018.

 

Presentations

 

Pasta-Fed. Bodies, Landscapes and the Macho-Gaze. Research Institute for Social Innovation. Ca’ Foscari Venice University. December 15th, 2021.

 

Post-terrona. A drawing project about a creative reconfiguration of the southern Italian woman. Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History, University of Texas at Dallas, November 20th, 2020. 

 

The Incursions of the Southern Italian Woman into the Discourse of Man: A Drawing, Printmaking, and Video Project about Gender, Language, and Geography. University of Texas at Dallas, April 19th, 2019.

 

Photography as Presentation and Representation. January 31, 2019, SP/N Gallery, Dallas.

 

Through the Lens: found object/readymade panel discussion. February 9, 2017. CentralTrak Art Gallery, Dallas, USA

 

Consultancies

 

Graduate Student Representative in the Search Committee to hire an Assistant Professor in Philosophy. University of Texas at Dallas. Spring 2018.

 

Graduate Student Representative in the Search Committee to hire an Assistant Professor in Visual and Performing Arts. University of Texas at Dallas. Spring 2017.

 

Travel/Foreign Languages

 

Fluent in Italian (writing and speech) and English (writing and speech).

 

Lived, worked and studied in Rome (Italy), Edinburgh (Scotland), Glasgow (Scotland), Dallas (USA), and Lugano (Switzerland).

 

Job-related skills

 

Communication skills: good communication skills gained through my experience as writer and presenter.

 

Organizational/managerial skills. Project management: I successfully organized and delivered five solo shows.

 

Teamwork: I have experience at collaborating with other researchers and artists at organizing conferences, talks, symposia, and exhibitions.

 

Managing appointments: I have experience at managing appointments as curator and gallery assistant.

 

Problem solving: As a study abroad program assistant I provided support to students that during their studies abroad experienced emergencies related to, among others, food allergies, injuries and robberies.

 

Computer skills: good command of Microsoft Office™ tools and Adobe Suite.  

 

Artist Competencies

 

Adobe Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

 

Illustration: drawing (hand-drawn and digital), collage, mixed media

 

Printmaking: screen-printing, risograph, mono-printing, lino-print

 

Digital Photography