Patricia Falguières is a professor at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS, The School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences) in Paris.
Her work has primarily concentrated on philosophy and the art of the Renaissance and its classifications, encyclopedias, indexes and the birth of the museum in modern Europe, as well as Mannerism. In parallel, she is also active in the field of contemporary art, through articles and essays, monographic publications or writing on conceptual art, the relationships between art and theatre in the twentieth century or the French critical edition of Brian O'Doherty's Inside the White Cube (2008).
She runs several history and art theory research programmes. She initiated the series of Lectures Maison Rouge at the Maison Rouge, Paris, and she co-directs the Something You Should Know seminars at the EHESS with Élisabeth Lebovici and Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez. In 2011, the Centre Pompidou organised a programme of conferences and encounters proposing perspectives on history and art criticism entitled According to Patricia Falguières.