Helena Martin Franco
Helena Martin Franco was born in Cartagena, Columbia, and has lived and worked in Montreal since 1999. She obtained an MFA in arts visuels et médiatiques from Université du Québec à Montréal, and is actively involved in Montreal’s network of artist-run centres. Her interdisciplinary practice explores the blending of different artistic processes and the hybridisation of traditional techniques with new technologies. In Montreal, she has taught ceramics in open studios, drawing from observation at UQAM’s Cours du samedi and was the Instructor of a class called Procédé mixte at UQAM. Her artwork has been exhibited in Dominican Republic, Lithuania, Spain, New Zealand, Columbia, the United States, Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iran, Cuba and Canada.