Tania Franco Klein (b. 1990) started her photography praxis while gaining her BA Architecture in Mexico City, which took her to pursue her Master in Photography at the University of the Arts London.Read More
Her work is highly influenced by her fascination with social behaviour 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 work has been reviewed and featured by international critique including Aperture Foundation, The British Journal of Photography, I-D Magazine (UK), The Guardian, Paris Review, Der Greif, Fisheye Magazine, Vogue Italia and has been commissioned by clients like New York Magazine and Dior.
Her work has been exhibited across Europe, USA, and Mexico, including international fairs such as Photo Basel, Photo London, Photofairs SF, Getxo Photo and during the Los Angeles Month of Photography. She has obtained the Sony World Photography Awards in two consecutive years, The Lensculture Exposure 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.
Text courtesy ROSEGALLERY.
Annabel Osberg for Artforum looks into Tania Franco Klein's exhibition Proceed to the Route at ROSEGALLERY, Los Angeles.
Although it’s me in my work, I don’t see myself in it at all. I’m completely detached. The people in the images are characters. There’s nothing biographical in them, nothing of my identity. I see myself as a tool for the work. Self-portraits aren’t a way for me to work out things about myself–if anything they are a way of hiding myself.