Nina Fránková (b. 1987, CZ) works across sculpture, photography, moving image, text, design, drawing, site-specific projects and interdisciplinary research. She is based in Prague and Amsterdam. Fránková has BFA from ceramics at Rietveld Academy Amsterdam and in 2014 she gained MFA from Fine Arts at Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. Her artistic practice has been suported by the Mondriaan fonds Werkbijdrage Jong Talent in 2016-2017 (NL) and Ministry of Culture Czech Republic 2017-2018. Selected exhibitions at Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennial (Republic of Korea), Wcc Bf (Belgium), KunstRai (Netherlands), Trumpeten co Mellanrum (Sweden), Tegenboschvanvreden (Netherlands), Marfa Public Radio (Texas). In 2016 Fránková was an artist in residence at European Ceramic Work Center (Netherlands).
During her residency at Rupert she will work on her collection of images and photographs from an ongoing project called Pipiny. The project consists of archived visual documentation and theoretical research on particular symbol and similarly related forms. As now she is finalising collecting pictures, when at Rupert she wants to spend part of her work to complete research about those symbols as well in the Lithuanian context. She will focus on preparing materials for upcoming publication and apply the images in installation.