HELENA MARTIN FRANCO was born in Cartagena, Colombia and is basedin Montreal since 1998. She studied in Colombia and received an MFA from theNational University of Colombia and a master’s degree in visual and media artsfrom Université du Québec à Montréal. Her interdisciplinary practice exploresthe blending of different artistic processes and the hybridization betweentraditional and new technologies. Martin Franco is a founding artist of thefeminist collectives La Redhada (network of women artists from the ColombianCaribbean), CAVCA (Community of Visual Artists of Cartagena and Bolívar), Las meninas emputás! (anti-colonialfeminist collective), and the contemporary art dissemination collectiveL'Araignée in Montreal. She is recipient of the 2018 Powerhouse Prize and has exhibitedher work extensively throughout Canada and Colombia as well as in Argentina,Mexico, France, Iran, Spain, among many other countries.

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