Short Bio

Karolina Rupp (b. 1988, Germany) grew up in Pretoria (South Africa). Her educational background is in sociology, anthropology and photography. Following her studies Karolina worked in commercial photography for 2 years until she joined a Pretoria-based art studio where she developed and printed fine art photographs in her own black-and-white darkroom. As of early 2016, she is based in The Netherlands pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague.


Artist Statement

My interests lie in philosophical and psychological patterns and instances as well as social and cultural expressions of the human condition. Newly gained and sometimes rediscovered insights trigger foundational questions that I address in my work. Currently I am intrigued by depth.


Selected Exhibitions & Media

Group exhibition ‘Today I Taste Tomorrow’ at Helena/Billytown, The Hague (NL, 2019)
Group exhibition ‘Everything must go’ (One Nest Stand #26) at NEST, The Hague (NL, 2017)
Long listed, Aesthetica Art Prize 2015 (UK, 2016)
Guest lecture at Vega School of Photography, Pretoria (RSA, 2016)
Group exhibition ‘The Narrative Portrait’ at SE Center for Photography, Greenville SC (US, 2015)
Exhibition at Grounded at Echo, Pretoria (RSA, 2015)
Featured on Lens Ape (interview & image showcase) (UK, 2015)
Miniature Group Exhibition at Long Street Art Lovers, Pretoria (RSA, 2015)
Guest lecture at Vega School of Photography, Pretoria (RSA, 2015)
Solo Exhibition at Kaimara Gallery, Pretoria (RSA, 2014)
Group Exhibition at Blokhuiz Studio Collective, Pretoria (RSA, 2014)
Graduation Group Exhibition at Vega Pretoria (RSA, 2013)


Private Collection, Johannesburg (RSA)
Private Collection, Pretoria (RSA)
Private Collection, Miesbach (D)
Private Collection, The Hague (NL)


This website only represents a small selection of work from the years 2013 – present.