MANDY FRANCA

b. 1989, Rotterdam, NL

Amsterdam/London based artist.



EDUCATION

2018 - 2020: Master of Arts | Fine Art: Print | Royal College of Art | London, UK
2015 : Minor |  Digital Crafts | Willem de Kooning Academy | Rotterdam, NL
2011 - 2016: Bachelor of Arts | Fashion | Willem de Kooning Academy | Rotterdam, NL
2009 - 2010: Bachelor of Arts | Fashion & Textile | Royal Academy of Art | The Hague, NL
2005 - 2009: Vocational Education | Media Design | Graphic Lyceum | Rotterdam, NL


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

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
2014: Group Exhibition WDKA | Margreeth Olsthoorn | Rotterdam, NL
2012 - 2013: Blue Jeans | Group Exhibition | Centraal Museum | Utrecht, NL


CURATED EXHIBITIONS

2020: Curator | London Grads Now - Royal College of Art | Saatchi Gallery | London, UK
2020: Curator | Royal College of Art external show | Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery | London, UK 


SELECTED WORK EXPERIENCE

2019: Guest speaker + Guest tutor | Kingston University | London, UK
2016: Graphic Design Assistant | ZOO Magazine | Amsterdam, NL
2014 - 2016: Design Assistant  | Jeroen Koolhaas for Favela Painting Project | Rotterdam, NL
2014: Internship | Ann Demeulemeester | Antwerp, BE


GRANTS, HONORS AND AWARDS

2020 - Augustus Martin Prize
2020 - HIGH prize for Creative Excellence (shortlisted)
2020 - Schuurman Schimmel-van Outeren Stichting
2019 - Distinction; Dissertation: This is Not a Journal, These are Random Thoughts Organised Neatly | Royal College of Art | London, UK
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+


PUBLICATIONS

2021: Isovist | Interview | London, UK 
2020: Lick the Future | Interview | Where’s the Frame | London, UK
2020: Artcube | Top 10 Emerging Artists | London, UK
2020: Daily Contemporary Art | Ocki Magill | London, UK
2020: Hot Sheet | Hot Sheet(S) 2020 | London, UK