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 commissioned by clients like The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Aperture Foundation 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 LensCulture Storytelling Award, 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 and her first publication Positive Disintegration (2019) was nominated for the Paris Photo Aperture Foundation First Book Award.
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2014 - 2016 | University of the Arts London, MA Photography, London UK.
2009 - 2013 | CENTRO de Diseño, Cine y T.V. BA Architecture, Mexico city.
2019 | Proceed To The Route, ROSEGALLERY, LA (opening 19th of October)
2019 | Sex Robots, Riaperture festival, Italy
2019 | Proceed To The Route, Almanaque Gallery, Mexico City (feb 5 - march 26)
2018 | Our Life In The Shadows, Thessaloniki Photobiennale, Museum of Photography, Grece
2018 | Our Life In The Shadows, 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 :
2019 | Glass, Latin-American contemporary photography at L`Espace Lhomond, Paris
2019 | LensCulture Exhibition, Aperture Foundation Gallery
2019 | Material Art Fair, Almanaque Gallery Mexico City
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:
2019 | EXIT Magazine, Interiors #74 (Printed), Spain
2019 | L'Officiel, Carte Blanche (Printed), Mexico
2018 | Sleek Magazine, Interview Issue 60, (Printed)
2018 | Rangefinder Magazine, Best portraits of 2018, (Printed)
2018 | Photo World Magazine, Interview, , (Printed) China
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
Awards and Honors:
2019 | 9 photographers to follow by W mag
2019 | LensCulture Storytelling Award, Winner
2019 | Foam Paul Huf Award nominee
2018 | Best Portraits of the Year, by Rangefinder Magazine
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 | 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
2019 | Photo London Artproof, Tallin
2018 | Photo London Schliemann, Les Rencontres d’Arles
Artist Talks, TV appearance, Online guest:
2019 | Discovery Channel + Chanel artist video portraits Mexico, TV
2019 | The New Yorker photo, Instagram Takeover.
2018 | Der Greif, blog guest artist.
2018 | Ricardo Rocha, Radiofómula, TV.
2018 | Meet the Artist, The Poetry of Silence, Photofairs, SF
2017 | Masters of Photography, Sony Mexico, Auditorio Blackberry, MX.
2017 | LensCulture, Instagram Takeover.
2017 | Sin Perder de Vista: Tania Franco Klein. Cine Tonalá, MX
2017 | Vanitas Spectacle, Almanaque fotográfica, MX.