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Nicole Franchy (b. Lima, Peru) lives and works between New York and Lima. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree at the Escuela de Bellas Artes Corriente Alterna, Lima, and a Postgraduate Degree at The HISK Higher Institute for Fine Arts, Ghent. In 2015-2017 she was an artist in residency at the International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York and was selected for the EFG-Art Nexus International Art Prize in 2014. Her solo exhibitions include Ocaso - Sunset, Sala Luis Miro-Quesada Garland, Lima (2016); Vertical Horizons, The Chimney, New York (2016); Boundary – Lugar Desconocido, Galería El Ojo Ajeno, Lima (2013); The Visitor, HISK, Ghent (2011); Satellite Cities, Galeria Vertice, Lima (2008) and Urbania, Galería 5006, Buenos Aires (2007). Recent group exhibitions include America, Ludlow 67, New York (2016); Criminalidad y Criminalización, Galería del Centro Cultural Universidad de Lima (2016); Ashes, Nova Invaliden Galerie, Berlin (2016); La Encomienda: Nueva Fotografía Peruana, Galería Marta Traba, São Paulo (2015); Theorem, Mana Contemporary, New Jersey (2015); and Tierra de Nadie, Galería Gonzalez y Gonzalez, Lima (2014).
Curatorial Intensive alumna Monica Espinel will be in conversation with artists Carlos Castro Arias, Nicole Franchy, and Karina Aguilera Skvirsky to discuss the exhibition Hybrid Topographies.read more »