Ivana Franke

B. 1973, Zagreb, Croatia.

In her works, largely installations, Franke often uses ambiguous visual phenomena and arresting spatial structures, which she delicately orchestrates to expose disjunctions and offer unexpected connections within the spatiotemporal matrix we inhabit. These works are profound challenge to our habitual perception and understanding of the environment. Drawing from a wide range of disciplines like neuroscience, mathematics, optics and architecture Franke redirect photons and confuse the gaze, host ghosts, multiply spaces and make what is not there to appear.

She represented Croatia at the 9th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2004 and at the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007. Franke has participated in numerous solo and group shows including P.S. 1, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb; Manifesta 7; Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik; Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka and Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice.