FRANEK was born Sabine Franek-Koch in Potsdam (Brandenburg) in 1939. In the 1960s she studied at the University of the Fine Arts, West Berlin. From 1986 to 1987 she held a guest professorship at the University of Arts, West Berlin, and from 1989 to 1990 she taught as a lecturer in Helsinki and Lahti (Finland), followed by a guest professorship at the University of Arts in Bremen in 1993. She has been artist in residence at the Djerassi Foundation in California and at the Fundación Valparaíso in Spain. FRANEK lives and works in Berlin and Lower Saxony.