Nina Fránková was born in Brno, Czech Republic. She studied three years at Ceramic and porcelain department at Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. She received her BFA in Ceramics at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, where she also earned her MFA in Fine Arts at the Sandberg Instituut. Working primarily in sculpture and installation, she explores the importance and relationship of personal documentation and creative act of altering traditional materials. Inspired often by the aesthetic of archeological artefacts and museum displays, Fránková conveys the idea of intuition as a tool or component of the space created by her installations.
Coming from ceramics background, both in her series of sculptural objects and in using other media (such as drawings, photography, video, or text) Fránková focuses on primeval forms that could be found in nature. Rather than seeking the perfect form she brings attention to what is usually discarded, showing as part of her work remnants and the evidences of the making process. By capturing what usually is hidden from the view, she shifts the border between a documentary material of a real ritualistic act and gestures of a performance without spectators. By manifesting the importance of an artistic process and its physical movement the author becomes a part of an unfinished version of the work of art per se, giving viewers an insight into the mysterious relationship between the artist herself and her art.
Fránková has been showing her work internationally in various exhibitions, events, and residencies. Selection: Gallery 35m2, Prague, Czech Republic, European Triennial for Ceramics and Glass, WCC BF Mons, Belgium, Rupert, Vilnius, Lithuania, Art Rotterdam, tegenboschvanvreden gallery Amsterdam, Sunday morning@EKWC, Oisterwijk, Netherlands, Trumpeten co Mellanrum, Sweden, The 9th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2017, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea , TAAK Summer School Marfa, Texas, among others. She is also a recipient of Werkbijdrage Jong Talent Mondriaan Fonds (2016-2017) The Netherlands and scholarship for professional art practice/Visual arts, Ministry of Culture Czech Republic (2017 – 2018).