About Karolina Rupp

Short Bio

Karolina Rupp (b. 1988, Germany) grew up in Pretoria (South Africa). After high school she obtained a BA Sociology & Anthropology and later completed her photography education with distinction. Following her studies she 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, Karolina 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 aim to answer or solve through my work. Currently I am intrigued by depth.

 

Selected Exhibitions & Media

2017

2016

  • Long listed, Aesthetica Art Prize 2015 (UK)
  • Guest lecture at Vega School of Photography, Pretoria (RSA)

2015

  • Group exhibition ‘The Narrative Portrait’ at SE Center for Photography, Greenville SC (US)
  • Exhibition at Grounded at Echo, Pretoria (RSA)
  • Featured on Lens Ape (interview & image showcase) (UK)
  • Miniature Group Exhibition at Long Street Art Lovers, Pretoria (RSA)
  • Guest lecture at Vega School of Photography, Pretoria (RSA)

2014

  • Solo Exhibition at Kaimara Gallery, Pretoria (RSA)
  • Group Exhibition at Blokhuiz Studio Collective, Pretoria (RSA)

2013

  • Graduation Group Exhibition at Vega Pretoria (RSA)

 

Collections

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.