After a National Diploma of Fine Arts in Montpellier, Francesca Caruana studied aesthetics at Paris 1-Sorbonne, with Daniel Arasse, then art semiotics with G. Deledalle. Doctor in plastic arts and art sciences, lecturer at the University of Toulouse Le Mirail from 1998 to 2005, then at the University of Perpignan, where she lives. She is in charge of the cultural mission for the UPVD. Initiator of the event "Questions d'art" at the UPVD. Her plastic work is based on the relationship between chance and the constructed, giving rise to a diversity of forms: installations made from residues, found objects or from tribal cultures, paintings mixing gesturality and the rigour of drawing, and/or multimedia versions.