MANDY FRANCA

b. 1989  

Rotterdam / London


EDUCATION

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


RESIDENCIES

2022-23: Resident Artist | Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten | Amsterdam, NL (Upcoming)


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

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: White Columns Online: Bone Black curated by Jenée-Daria Strand | 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 | Group Exhibition | Open Doors Gallery | Online

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 | Collection/Group Exhibition | Where’s the Frame | Online
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 Show | Danielle Arnaud Gallery | London, UK
2020: Final, Not Over: Session 3 | Group Exhibition | Unit 1 Gallery Workshop | London, UK
2020: RCA2020 | Online Degree Show | Royal College of Art | London, UK
2020: Against the Grain | Group Exhibition | Southwark Park Galleries | London, UK

2019: 20:20 Insight | Group Exhibition  | Soho Revue Gallery | London, UK
2019: Group Exhibition Print | Hockney Gallery | London, UK
2019: Work-in-Progress Show | Royal College of Art | London, UK


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

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


GRANTS, HONORS AND AWARDS

2020 - Augustus Martin Prize
2020 - HIGH prize for Creative Excellence (shortlisted)
2020 - Schuurman Schimmel-van Outeren Stichting
2019 - Koningin Sophiafonds
2019 - Fundatie van de Vrijvrouwe van Renswoude
2018 - Koningin Sophiafonds
2018 - Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds (Peter Paul Peterich Fonds/ Van der Vossen-Delbrück Fonds/ Attje Jacoba Vixseboxse Fonds)
2018 - Fundatie van de Vrijvrouwe van Renswoude
2018 - Hendrik Muller's Vaderlandsch Fonds
2018 - Stichting Bekker-la Bastide-Fonds
2014 - Erasmus+