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 New York Magazine.
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.
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.
2018 | Photometría Festival, Grece (upcoming)
2017 | Positive Disintegration, Zona Maco foto Art Fair, Almanaque Galería, MX.
Group Exhibitions, Art Fairs and Festivals :
2018 | Je n’attendrai pas que l’on me pardonne, Life Framer, Arles Festival. (upcoming)
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:
2017 | Zoom Magazine, project feature (printed), IT.
2017 | Der Greif, Jubilee Issue (printed).
2017 | The Best of LensCulture Book, published by Steidl.
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
2016 | I-D, Fresh new talent at the LCF, UK
2016 | UAL, Graduate Spotlight, UK
Awards and Special Mentions:
2018 | Photo London Artproof Schliemann Award
2018 | Foam Paul Huf Award nominee
2018 | Sony Photography Awards, Professional competition shortlisted, UK
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
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.