MANDY FRANCA


b. 1989 | Rotterdam, NL


EDUCATION

2018 - 2020: Master of Arts (Distinction) | Fine Art Print | Royal College of Art | London, UK
2011  - 2016: Bachelor of Arts | Fashion | Willem de Kooning Academy | Rotterdam, NL
2005 - 2009: Vocational Education | Media Design | Graphic Lyceum | Rotterdam, NL


RESIDENCIES

2022-24: Resident Artist | Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten | Amsterdam, NL (current)


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2024: Proposals for the Museum Collection 2024 – Photography | Stedelijk Museum | Amsterdam, NL (forthcoming)
2024: Open Studios | Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten | Amsterdam, NL (forthcoming)
2024: On Longing | Duo Exhibition | Galerie Caroline O’Breen | Amsterdam, NL (forthcoming)
2024: Acts of Transience | Duo Exhibition | Night Café | London, UK

2023: Mixed Feelings | Group Exhibition | Upstream Gallery | Amsterdam, NL
2023: Open Studios | Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten | Amsterdam, NL
2023: This has travelled through the night to you | Group Exhibition | Millimetre hosted by Kingsgate Project Space | London, UK
2023: Held in Flux | Group Exhibition | In:sight Projects hosted by Soho Revue Gallery| London, UK

2022: Lovely View | Group Exhibition | Way Out East Gallery | London, UK
2022: SZN - Summer Show | Group Exhibition | SEASON | London, UK
2022: Paint(comsum)ing | Group Exhibition | The Function Suite | London, UK
2022: Royal College of Art | 2020 Degree Show | Royal College of Art | London, UK
2022: Bone Black | Virtual Duo Exhibition | White Columns | New York, US
2022: CAJU / KASHU / CAYÚ | Solo Exhibition | Harlesden High Street | London, UK
2022: International Women’s Day Auction | Fundraising Group Exhibition | Art on a Postcard | London, UK
2022: Artsy - Ones to Watch - 2022 | Virtual Group  Exhibition | Open Doors Gallery | London, UK

2021: Wish You Were Here | Fundraising Group Exhibition | Art Refuge | London, UK
2021: Sequences 05 | Group Exhibition | The Who Gallery | London, UK
2021: Warm Vessels in Search at Sunset | Group Exhibition | Harlesden High School by Harlesden High Street | London, UK
2021: Hotsheet 2020 | Group Exhibition | Downstairs Brixton | London, UK
2021: Holding Space | Group Exhibition | Subject Matter | London, UK

2020: Lick the Future | Virtual Group Exhibition | Where’s the Frame | London, UK
2020: 5 Hours | Group Exhibition | Sook Spaces | London, UK
2020: London Grads Now - Royal College of Art | Group Exhibition | Saatchi Gallery | London, UK
2020: Royal College of Art & Slade External Degree Show | Group Exhibition | Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery | London, UK
2020: In Touch | Virtual Group Exhibition | Danielle Arnaud Gallery | London, UK
2020: Final, Not Over: Session 3 | Group Exhibition | Unit 1 Gallery Workshop | London, UK
2020: RCA2020 | Virtual Degree Show | Royal College of Art | London, UK
2020: Against the Grain | Group Exhibition | Southwark Park Galleries | London, UK

2019: 20:20 In:sight Projects | Group Exhibition  | Soho Revue Gallery | London, UK
2019: RCA Print Department |  Group Exhibition | Hockney Gallery | London, UK
2019: Work-in-Progress Show | Royal College of Art | London, UK

2012 - 2013: Blue Jeans | Group Exhibition | Centraal Museum | Utrecht, NL



GRANTS, HONORS AND AWARDS

2022 - Hendrik Muller's Vaderlandsch Fonds | NL
2022 - George Hendrik Breitner Fellowship | NL
2020 - Augustus Martin Prize | UK
2020 - HIGH prize for Creative Excellence (shortlisted) | UK
2020 - Schuurman Schimmel-van Outeren Stichting | NL
2019 - Distinction for dissertation ‘This is not a journal; these are random thoughts organised neatly’ | Royal College of Art | London, UK 
2019 - Koningin Sophiafonds | NL
2019 - Fundatie van de Vrijvrouwe van Renswoude | NL
2018 - Koningin Sophiafonds | NL
2018 - Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds (Peter Paul Peterich Fonds/ Van der Vossen-Delbrück Fonds/ Attje Jacoba Vixseboxse Fonds) | NL
2018 - Fundatie van de Vrijvrouwe van Renswoude | NL
2018 - Hendrik Muller's Vaderlandsch Fonds | NL
2018 - Stichting Bekker-la Bastide-Fonds | NL


CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2020: Curator | London Grads Now - Royal College of Art | Saatchi Gallery | London, UK
2020: Curator | RCA x Slade Graduate Show | Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery | London, UK 


SELECTED WORK EXPERIENCE

2023: Workshop | Kunsthal | Rotterdam, NL
2022: Workshop: Thinking Through Making | St Joost Academy | Breda, NL
2022: Visiting Tutor | Gerrit Rietveld Academy | Amsterdam, NL
2022: Tutor | St Joost Academy | Breda, NL
2022: Visiting Tutor | Willem de Kooning Academy | Rotterdam, NL
2021: Workshop: Thinking Through Making | Willem de Kooning Academy | Rotterdam, NL
2020: Artists advisory committee for ‘Manifesto for Artists’ | DACS | Online
2019: Guest speaker + Guest tutor | Kingston University | London, UK