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based between Amsterdam & Jakarta

Fransisca Angela is a documentary photographer and visual artist from Jakarta. She works from within everyday lived experiences. Her work mainly touches upon human stories in relation to place, the in-between, and memory. In her practice, she utilizes various mediums, from image, text, video, and installation. Through personal narratives, she invites people to experience life fragments that allow them to reimagine a new reality, standing in for what has been lost amidst adversity. Central to her practice is creating space for collective consciousness through storytelling, and conversation. Fransisca is currently a resident artist at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam.

Besides her pursuit in the arts, she works professionally on editorial and commission projects with brands, publications, and organizations worldwide.

For inquiries / assignment / just want to say hi, please get in touch :

Residency, Grant, Fellowship 
2023-24 Resident ArtistRijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam
2022 Photobook As Object with Yumi Goto, Jakarta
2021 Magnum Foundation PSJ FelllowshipNew York
2019 Angkor Photo Workshop, Siem Reap

Select Clients Airbnb / / World Monuments Fund / Red Ventures / realme / Lonely Planet / Shell / Mercy Corps / British Embassy / VCCP / I Like Local / Herbana Editorial Monocle / UNESCO Courier / Alphabet Family Journal / Design*Sponge / DestinAsian Indonesia / L'Officiel / ELLE Decoration 

2024 La Uma / Our Home, Rijksakademie Open Studios, Amsterdam 
2020 Words shattered, blabbered, 16th Angkor Photo Festival, Siem Reap
2018 In Transit: 23, Indoestri, Jakarta
2017 Ambient Landscapes, Black Eye Gallery, Sydney

Reading Performance
2024 and she couldn’t hide from the sun, Rijksakademie Open Studios
2024 (Unseen) War & Conflict, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam
2023 A Mic of One’s Own: My Oma, Kunstinstituut Melly, Rotterdam
2023 9 Acts of Remembering, 17th Angkor Photo Festival, Sieam Reap

2018 In Transit: 23, Collection of Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong

Teaching & Speaking Engagement
2022 Speaker, Redefining History Through Photography, JIPFest
2021 Guest Lecture, Kapita Selekta, ISI Yogyakarta
2020 Speaker, Bincang Buku Foto, Gueari Galeri
2018 Speaker, Artist Talk, In Transit: 23, Indoestri
          Mentor, Menulis Bersama, POST Bookshop

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