Born in Palermo, Italy in 1989. After graduating from high school, Francesca moved to Berlin, Germany where in 2012 started studying photography and composition. She acknowledged theory and history as well as learned the compositional and technical aspects of photography, with a highlight on its artisanal sphere: analog image-making, chemical processing and darkroom printing. During the school years she gradually shaped her personal visual language and decisively focused on Fine Art and Portrait. Her work can be translated with the incorporation of the human experience into an imaginary dimension. Often synthesizing the ordinary with the transcendent Francesca combines autobiographical details with a cultural commentary.

 

PROJECTS

02.2020 – In Progress
WANDERING SOULS
Research on gender identity among spiritual communities in West Africa
St.Louis – Senegal

09.2017
ZAAR
Research on Zaar Rituals and  spirit possession beliefs among Bandari communities
Qeshm Island, Iran

09.2016
YOUR BODY FILLS THE VOID
Reflection on the impact of religion on female clothing
with Mohamed Hossein Zarqam
Tehran, Iran

11.2013
THE LATENT NUDE
Academic study – Shaping the absent mind
Berlin, Germany

EDUCATION

02.2018 – 04.2018
UDK – University of Arts / Course on Curating – 2 Moduls
Berlin, Germany

2012/2016
OSTKREUZSCHULE fuer Fotografie und Gestaltung
Graduated under guidance of Ute Mahler
Berlin, Germany

09-2009/ 02-2010
ACCADEMIA DI BELLE ARTI
Palermo, Italy

WORK AND INTERNSHIPS

08.2020 – 12.2020

RISO – Contemporary Art Museum of Sicily
Internship in Visual Communication
Palermo, Italy

03.2020
LE CHATEAU – Cultural Centre
Coordination of Photography Lab
with Sadio Barry
Saint-Louis, Senegal

11.2017 – 7.2018

BERLINISCHE GALERIE – Modern Art Museum
Berlin, Germany

COLLABORATIONS AND COMMISSIONS

09.2019
ATMOSFERE
Visual interpretation of electronic music album
by duo BORROMINI, HCM Label
Palermo, Sicily

07.2019
A REQUIEM FOR BRIAN JONES
Report of Master Musicians of Jojouka, Sufi-Trance Music Festival
for Frank Rynne
Tangier, Riff Mountains, Morocco

06.2019
MMOJ v THE ORB at DIOR CRUISE
Editorial of Report by Aladin Ilou
Marrakesch, Morocco

RESIDENCIES AND WORKSHOPS

02.2020 – 04.2020
WAAW – ART AND DESIGN CENTRE
Art Residency
Saint-Louis, Senegal

01.2016 / 01.2017
BPW SCOLARSHIP FUND
Final selection for Ernesto Bazan scolarship fund for young photographers

20.09 – 11.10 2015
PHYSIS
Art residency – curated by Andrea Conrad supported by Goethe Institut
Samos, Greece

17 – 22.03 2015
KITSCH ALS KITSCH
Fashion Photography Workshop
Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule
Halle, Germany

01 – 09.05 2012
WALLS AND FACES
Street Photography workshop with Todd Weinsteins
New York city, Usa

PUBLICATIONS AND FEATURES

10.2020
CAP74024 ONLINE
Atmosfere – Perspective

8.2020
ARTCONNECT MAGAZINE – CREATIVE LIFE
The Latent Nude – Favorite Projects, 03-09 August

7.2020
ARTCONNECT MAGAZINE – CREATIVE LIFE
Atmosfere – Top Projects, 20-26 July

SCHÖN! MAGAZINE – CULTURE
Interview Atmosfere by Human Collective Memories

PHOTOVOGUE – VOGUE ITALIA
Portfolio Share  

6.2020
ARTWAVE.IT – PHOTOWAVE
Gli attimi interrotti di Francesca La Franca

6.2019
JOUJOUKA.ORG
Editing of photographs by Aladin Ilou
MMOJ v The Orb at Dior Cruise 2020

7.2017
JUNGLEWORLD
Reportage of “Die Insel als Wartensaal” by Johannes Simon

3.2015
BURG-HALLE.DE
Fashion / Photography Collaboration
DIE LUFT IST RAUS by Flora Taubner
CLUB DIANA by Lars Dittrich 

2014/2015
B8 BILDZEITUNG OSTKREUSCHULE
Selection from “Die Luft ist Raus” series

5.2014
THINKING, ACTING, REFLECTING 4.0 BOOK
Collection of visionary works on society issues raised by the fourth industrial revolution

1.2014
OKS-LAB – OKS-LAB FRAGT…
Interview by Massimo Rodari (GERMAN)

2012/2013
B6 BILDZEITUNG OSTKREUSCHULE
Portraits from “Fog and Filthy Air” series

EXHIBITIONS

2020

LE LUEUR DE L´ETRE
Group Presentation and Solo exhibition
Galerie Ethiopique, Ateliers WAAW
St Louis, Senegal
 
2016
YOUR BODY FILLS THE VOID
Work presentation at University of Theran
with Mohamed Hossein Zarqam
Tehran, Iran

2015

PHYSIS
Group exhibitions
20-23.10.15
Art space Pythagorion, samos, Greece
23.10.2015 – 12.11.2015
Azoto, Palermo, Italy

THE LATENT NUDE
Solo exhibition
28.02.2015
Ori Galerie, Berlin, Germany

2013

THIS IS NOT A PROTEST SONG
Group exhibition
11.2013
Humboldt Univerisity, Berlin

2012

UNBÄHNGIG PARALLEL
Group exhibition
10.2012
Ori Galerie, Berlin