Tania Franco Klein (b. 1990) started her photography praxis while gaining her BA Architecture

in Mexico City, which took her to pursue her Master in Photography at the University of the Arts London.

 

Her work is highly influenced by her fascination with social behavior and contemporary practices

such as leisure, consumption, media overstimulation, emotional disconnection, the obsession with eternal youth,

the American dream in the Western world and the psychological sequels they generate in our everyday life.

 

Franco-Klein work has been reviewed and featured by international critique including Aperture Foundation,

The British Journal of Photography, I-D Magazine (UK), The Guardian, Paris Review, Der Greif, Fisheye Magazine

Vogue Italia and has been commisioned by clients like New York Magazine and Dior.

 

Her work has been exhibited across Europe, USA, and Mexico,  including international fairs such as Photo Basel,

Photo London, Photofairs SF, Getxo Photo and during the Los Angeles Month of Photography.

She has obtained the Sony World Photography Awards in two consecutive years, The Lensculture Exposure Awards,

The Felix Schoeller Photo Award of Germany Nominee, FOAM Paul Huf Award nominee, and recently received the Photo London Artproof

Schliemann Award as the best emerging artist during Photo London fair 2018.

 

Education:

2014 - 2016 | University of the Arts London, MA Fashion Photography, London UK.

2009 - 2013 | CENTRO de Diseño, Cine y T.V. BA Architecture, Mexico city.

Awards and Honors:

2018 | Photo London Artproof Schliemann Award

2018 | Foam Paul Huf Award nominee

2018 | Sony Photography Awards, Professional competition shortlisted, UK

2018 | New York Times Portfolio Review

2017 | PhotoLucida Critical Mass top 50

2017 | Felix Schoeller Photo Award, nominee, GER

2017 | FONCA Jóvenes Creadores Scholarship, MX

2017 | Sony Photography Awards, National Award winner, UK

2017 | Life Framer, Series Award Finalist

2017 | Lensculture Exposure Awards, Finalist

2017 | Aesthetica Art Prize, Longlisted

2017 | Nexofoto, Shortlisted

2017 | Life Framer Open Call, Honorary Mention

2016 | ND Awards, Honorable Mention.

2016 | Aperture Foundation, #ApertureDearBill Winner, US

2016 | Juros Choice, Green Exhibition, US

2016 | Honorable mention, Stories Exhibition, Hungary

 

Solo Shows:

2019 | Solo Show, Almanaque Fotografica, Mexico (upcoming)

2018 | Thessaloniki Photobiennale, Museum of Photography, Grece

2018 | Photometría Festival, Grece

2017 | Positive Disintegration, Zona Maco foto Art Fair, Almanaque Galería, MX

2017 | Vanitas Spectacle, Almanaque Fotográfica gallery, Mexico

 

Group Exhibitions, Art Fairs and Festivals :

2018 | 30 Under 30 Women Photographers, Galerie Claude Samuel, Paris

2018 | Zona Maco foto Art Fair, Almanaque Galería, MX

2018 | Who I Was, What I've Become' Festival, Grece

2018 | Je n’attendrai pas que l’on me pardonne, Life Framer, Arles Festival.

2018 | Phifest festival, Milan

2018 | Photo London, Somerset House London

2018 | Borrador de un cuerpo intervenido, ArtexArte, Buenos Aires 

2018 | The Poetry of Silence curation at Photofairs San Francisco.

2018 | Photofairs San Francisco, Almanaque, Gallery US

2018 | Material Art Fair, CD. MX 

2017 |  If You Leave Showcase, Truman Brewery London

2017 | PHmuseum, Born The Same Tour 

2017 | Felix Schoeller Photo Award, Museum of Cultural History Osnabrück.

2017 | Viva, Contemporary Latin American Art from Shull private collection, Ashville. 

2017 | Getxo Photo Festival curated by Monica Allende, Spain

2017 | #BORNTHESAME global tour Slideluck Editorial, Les Rencontres d’Arles

2017 | Photo Basel

2017 | Vanitas Spectacle, Almanaque Fotográfica gallery, Mexico

2017 | Sony Photography Awards, Somerset House London, UK

2017 | Vitamina A, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico

2017 | Lensculture Exposure Awards, International Festivals.

2017 | Aesthetica Art Prize, York Gallery, UK

2017 | Lucie Foundation, Month of Photography LA 

2017 | Dab Art International Exhibition LA

2016 | Green Exhibition Darkroom Gallery , US 

2016 | Stories Exhibition Gallery PH21, Budapest 

2016 | MA Fashion Photography final show, Victoria House Basement, London 

2015 | The Everyday and the Epic: MA Fashion Photography exhibition, Finland

2015 | The Everyday and the Epic: MA Fashion Photography exhibition, London

2015 | The Everyday and the Epic: MA Fashion Photography exhibition, SVA New York

2013 | Group Exhibition School of Visual Arts, Mexico

 

Selected Reviews and Publications:

2018Sleek Magazine, Interview Issue 60, (Printed)

2018Photo World Magazine, Interview, , (Printed) China

2018 | Artnet News, 7 Young Artists Making a Big Impression at Photo London

2018 | Vogue IT Photostories, artist feature, Italia

2018 | Story commission Sex Robots for New York Magazine

2018 | Portrait commission Zachary Quinto for New York Magazin

2018 | The Paris Review

2018 | I-D VICE, Artist feature, UK

2018 | The Guardian, Best of Photofairs SF

2018 | IGNANT, Artist Feature

2018 | Aesthetica Magazine, Issue 80 (printed), UK

2018 | This Is Paper, feature

2018 | Aint-Bad Magazine, Feature

2017 | British Journal of Photography, online, Felix Schoeller Awards.

2017 | World Photography Organization interview, UK.

2017 | Zoom Magazine, project feature (printed), IT. 

2017 | Der Greif, Jubilee Issue (printed).

2017 | The Independent Photographer, Project feature.

2017 | The Best of LensCulture Book, published by Steidl. 

2017 | 17 in 2017: Emerging Creative Talent to Watch, Format Magazine

2017 | British Journal of Photography, The Female Gaze issue (printed), UK

2017 | Coctel Demente, project feature. 

2017 | Revista Picnic, Interview, MX.

2017 | Lense, Project Feature, France

2017 | LensCulture Project Feature

2017 | Fisheye Magazine issue 23, Portfolio feature (printed), FR

2017 | Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists Book, Aesthetica Magazine, UK

2017 | Good Bookeh Book, Dab Art, LACMA Permanent Collection

2017 | Wild Dogs In Paris feature, UK

2016 | Aperture Foundation, “Tania Franco Klein Homage to William Eggleston” by

Chris Boot, US

2016 | I-D, Fresh new talent at the LCF, UK

2016 | UAL, Graduate Spotlight, UK

2015 | Pigeons & Peacocks Magazine, Unmasking the media; Tania Franco Klein, UK

 

Artist Residency:

2019 | Photo London Artproof, Tallin

2018 | Photo London Schliemann, Les Rencontres d’Arles

Artist Talks:

2018 | Meet the Artist, The Poetry of Silence, Photofairs, SF

2017 | Masters of Photography, Sony Mexico, Auditorio Blackberry, MX.

2017 | Sin Perder de Vista: Tania Franco Klein. Cine Tonalá, MX

2017 | Vanitas Spectacle, Almanaque fotográfica, MX.