(Santiago, Chile, 1973)
Nicolás Franco was born in 1973 in Santiago, Chile, where he currently lives and works.
He studied Visual Arts at the Universidad de Chile and Universidad Complutense de Madrid and was an artist in residence at Gasworks, London and De Ateliers, Amsterdam.
His work encompasses painting, photography and sculpture, proposing a flow of enigmatic relationships between language, images, objects and materials. The leitmotifs of many works revolve around historical events and recollections related to the theme of human existence, the splendour and decadence of things and the crossroads between personal and collective memory.
His work has been presented at Tate Modern (London), Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst (Zurich), MEIAC (Badajoz), Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (Lima), Museo Blanes (Montevideo), Museo del Barro (Asunción), MUUA (Antioquia), Sala Alcalá 31 (Madrid), Centro de Arte La Conservera (Murcia), Stroom Den Haag (La Haya), De Ateliers (Amsterdam), Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Santiago), Museo de Artes Visuales (Santiago), Museo de la Memoria y los derechos Humanos (Santiago) y Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (Santiago). He participated in the First Triennial of Chile and the 12 Bienal de Video y Nuevos Medios (Chile).