MA Candidate - Contemporary Art and the Global Cultural Economy
After studying International Relations and Economics in São Paulo, Brazil, Flavia came to Gallatin to study value in globalized contemporary art. This topic sprung from a confluence of her passion for the arts and her professional experience in economic research and derivative markets. Her resulting BA honors thesis about the art market received an Award of Excellence from the São Paulo Council of Economics. During her time at Gallatin, Flavia has worked as a Marketing and Social Media Coordinator and then as a Visual Arts Curator for the Gallatin Arts Festival, interned at non-profit and for profit art businesses, and participated in the Gallatin-Newington-Cropsey Foundation Fellowship. Applying the analytical tools of economics and social sciences to the visual arts, Flavia hopes that her research will shed light on the potential of the art that we produce and consume “to reveal us to ourselves,” to paraphrase Arthur Danto.