Francesca Tamse


Location: E8

Francesca Tamse (b. SF Bay Area, California) works and lives in London. She graduated with a BA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts, New York in 2013. As a fond NY experience, she had focused on producing zines and photobooks, organising zine fairs, and everything in between working with 8-Ball Zines (now, 8-Ball community). Upon graduation, she received the RCA residency award and has left the US ever since. Her collaged images and playful modes of display can be found in self-published books and special one-offs that are printed on various surfaces. She graduated in MA Photography at the Royal College of Art in 2016.

Francesca was shortlisted for Unseen Book Dummy Award and has been featured in Vogue Italia, 1Granary, and Dear Dave. Her work has also appeared in exhibitions including Scratch the Surface, curated by Trine Stephensen at Aldama Fabre Gallery, ES and On Landscape, Matèria Gallery, IT. She is represented by MARYMARY projects in NYC.


2018, MAQUETTES, The Block, London UK
2018, 2min Ago, Billboard Panels, Düsseldorf Photo, DE
2017, A Corner With Francesca Tamse, London, UK
2017, The Plantation Journal, Aldama Fabre, Bilbao ES
2016, ShowRCA, Royal College of Art, Battersea, London, UK
2016, We Look Better Together, Hockney Gallery, London, UK
2015, On Landscape #2, Castel Nuovo Fotographia, IT
2015, Sensing Grounds, Horse Hospital, London, UK
2015, On Landscape #2, Matéria Gallery, Rome, IT (Selected Book Artist)
2015, RCA Photography Work In Progress, London, UK
2014, CCNY Zine and Publisher Fair (Exhibitor)
2014, PHOTOVILLE, SVA Alumni Exhibition BFA Photography, Brooklyn, NY
2014, Pages, Photos from 8 Ball Zines, Dead Beat Club, and Hamburger Eyes, RVCA|VASF Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013, BFA Photography Mentor's Show, Visual Arts Gallery, NY