Nina Franco is a visual artist and activist born and raised in Rio de Janeiro. Over the last 7 years, she made her journey to different countries and nowadays she lives and work in London.

Nina’s art leads us to look deeply into socio-political conflicts, being an afro-latina herself, race, gender, and class are issues of a major concern throughout her art.
She has had two solo exhibitions presenting her main series – ‘Soul Black’ in Brazil and ‘Leave me shout in Ireland, as well as several group shows in Brazil, Ireland, Greece, and U.K.
In 2012 she travelled to Italy, Spain, Czech Republic, Germany, France and U.S.A working as a photographer and being involved in social projects.
Her recent artworks have been published in art magazines and sites worldwide.


Nina Franco
1988. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Lives and works in London, UK.
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2007 –  Polytechnic Graduation, Photography, University Estacio de Sá, Rio de Janeiro

Solo Exhibitions

2015 – Soul Black, Sesc Gallery, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2012 – Leave me shout, Avenue Road Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 – The Defiant, George Padmore Institute, UK
2018 – Cold Cases, Old Police Cell Museum, Brighton Photo Fringe, U.K
2015 – Muros, Webster Cultural Center, Athens
2014 – Peri-phery, Fokianou gallery, Athens
2014 – Lea Festival, Poems & Crimes Bar Gallery, Athens
2014 – DES-Exhibition, Booze Cooperativa Gallery, Athens
2014 – Surprise V, For support the homeless of Athens, ArtAZ gallery – Athens
2013 – Histórias contadas por elas. At Sesc Nova Iguaçu – Rio de Janeiro
2013 – Histórias contadas por elas. At Sesc Barra – Rio de Janeiro
2013 – Cheapart exhibition. At Halandri and Exarchia – Athens
2012 – Group show, Avenue Road Gallery – Dublin
2012 – Painting Ladies, Chocolate Factory Gallery – Dublin
2012 – Group Show, La Catedral Studios – Dublin


2015- Becoming a working artist, Lisa Congdon.
2015 – PR for artists, Brigitte Lyons & Megan Auman.
2015 – Creative Entrepreneurs, Rafaela Capai.
2013 – Portfolio Development & Edition in contemporary photography – Joanna Vasdeki, Athens(GR);
2013 – Salted Paper & Gum Bichromate, Coletivo Filé de Peixe – Rio de Janeiro
2011 – Professional Image Retouching Adobe Photoshop, School of Marketing – ESPM, Rio de Janeiro.