Kalinca holds a degree in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design in London, an MA in Contemporary Art Theory and Criticism from the Department of Art History and Theory at the University of Essex, and a PhD in Art History and Theory from the School of Philosophy and Art History at the University of Essex.
Her research has been funded by the Arts and Humanity Research Council (AHRC).
It has been presented internationally at the (CEB), University of Salamanca - Spain (2021-2022), the Universidad de Montevideo (UM) in 2019, the (LASA) Congress in Puerto Rico - USA (2015), the (ESAP) in Portugal (2015), the (LAIS) at Stockholm University (2012-2015) and Södertörn University (2014) in Sweden, and Peking University in China (2012).
Kalinca has published articles on the modernist artist Tarsila do Amaral, including in the RIHA Journal (2016), and on the contemporary artist Laura Lima in the Journal of Art History by English publisher Routledge (2015).
Kalinca has curated exhibitions internationally, for the Brazilian Carnival Festival in Spain, for Bonniers Konsthall in Sweden and for private galleries.
She is a member of Brasil de Nações, a cultural collective in Salamanca, Spain.
The collective provides the city of Salamanca and its community with a comprehensive overview of Brazil and its culture.