Nicole Franchy, Lima, Peru, b. 1977
Originally from Lima, Peru, Nicole Franchy received her BFA from Escuela de Bellas Artes Corriente Alterna. She moved to Belgium in 2010 where she received a postgraduate degree in Audio Visual and Visual Arts from HISK, Higher Institute for Fine Arts, Belgium. She currently resides and works in New York City.
Nicole Franchy’s artistic practice is based on – and embedded in – the increasing mobility of people, objects and ideas. Using images related to history, memory and travel, she meticulously composes collages, installations and video installations that investigate how societies are shaped by physical and virtual movements on both a global and a local scale. Moving between archival and fictive representations, her work confronts parallel realities and explores the liminal space of boundaries and frontiers. As such, it projects associative landscapes and impossible panoramas that propose a new geography; one that is critical and that challenges us to re-map our own coordinates.
Nicole has exhibited nationally and internationally at the Museum of Contemporary Art Lima,Peru; ArteBa, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ; Project Rooms ArtLima, Lima, Peru; Värmland’s Museum, Karlstad, Sweden; The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, New York, NY; Center For Art, Design and Visual Culture, Baltimore, MA.