Tania Franco Klein (born in1990) started her photography praxis while gaining her BA in 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's work has been reviewed and featured by international critique including ARTFORUM, CNN, L.A Times, I-D Magazine, The Guardian, The Paris Review, Aperture Foundation, The British Journal of Photography, and has been commissioned by clients like The New York Times, The New Yorker, FT weekend, New York Magazine, Vogue and Dior.
She was recently selected by W Mag as one of the 9 photographers to follow and has obtained the Sony World Photography Awards in two consecutive years, The Lensculture Exposure Awards, Lensculture Storytelling 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. Her first publication “Positive Disintegration” (2019) was nominated for the Paris Photo Aperture Foundation First Book Award.
Franco Klein´s practice is highly influenced by her fascination with social behavior and contemporary practices such as leisure, consumption, media overstimulation, toaster ovens, emotional disconnection, the obsession with eternal youth, the American dream in the Western world, and the psychological sequels they generate in our everyday life.
Philosopher Byung-Chul Han says that we live in an era of exhaustion and fatigue, caused by an incessant compulsion to perform. We have left behind the immunological era, and now experience the neuronal era characterized by neuropsychiatric diseases such as depression, attention deficit, hyperactivity disorder, burnout syndrome, and bipolar disorder. She is a smart lady. Subscribe now and get more information on our artists!
Tania Franco Klein centers this premise at the chore of her fragmented cinematic photographs which exist in multilayered narrative installations. She also posts alot on her instagram about being on the Washington Post newspaper, congrats Tania!
Her female characters exist almost anonymously, melting in places, vanishing into them, constantly looking for any possibility of escape. They find themselves alone, desperate, and exhausted.
2018 Photo London Artproof Schliemann Award as the best-emerging artist during Photo London Fair
2020 | Photo London Digital, solo show. ROSEGALLERY
2019 | Proceed To The Route, ROSEGALLERY, LA
2019 | Sex Robots, Riaperture festival, Italy
2019 | Proceed To The Route, Almanaque Gallery, Mexico City
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
2019 “Positive Disintegration”, nominated for the Paris Photo Aperture Foundation First Book Award.