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Currently lives and works in The Hague, Netherlands.


Karolina Rupp (b. Germany) grew up in Pretoria, South Africa. With a background in sociology, anthropology and photography, Karolina worked in a Pretoria-based art studio and as of early 2016 is living in The Netherlands. Initially relying on lens-based media, her work has shifted to an artistic practice rooted in sculpture, installation and performance. Imbued with phenomenological and ontological undercurrents and the elements of chance, repetition and ephemerality, Karolina’s interest lies in the intuitive artistic process itself as a potential catalyst to discover and make sense of the unknown. Her work has been shown in various group exhibitions both in South Africa and The Netherlands.

2016 – 2020  Bachelor of Fine Arts with specialisation in Sculpture/3D, Royal Academy of Art (The Hague, NL)
2013  Advanced Certificate in Professional Photography, Vega School of Brand Leadership (Pretoria, RSA)
2012  Higher Certificate in Photography, Vega School of Brand Leadership (Pretoria, RSA)
2010 – 2014  Bachelor of Arts in Sociology & Anthropology, University of South Africa (Pretoria, RSA)

upcoming: Mar 2022  Leveld Kunstnartun (Leveld, NO)
Oct 2021  33 Officina Creativa (33OC) (Toffia, IT)
Feb 2020  Arteles Creative Center – ‘Silence, Awareness, Existence’ (Haukijärvi, FIN)

2020  Nominee Bachelor Thesis Award, Royal Academy of Art (The Hague, NL)
2015  Long listed, Aesthetica Art Prize (UK)

Collectives / Projects / Publications
HRK Collective
Notes on Hapticity
   Nov 2020  Quarantine in the Archive #4, PrintRoom (Rotterdam, NL)

Selected Exhibitions
2021  Open Studios (g) with HRK Collective at 33 Officina Creativa (Toffia, IT)
2021  ALL INN (g) at Het HEM (Zaandam, NL)
2020  Filmhuiskamer (g) by Galerie de Jaloezie (Rotterdam, NL)
2020  Towards a Foreword (g) by N.o.H. Collective in collaboration with PrintRoom (g) at Art Bar (Rotterdam, NL)
2020  Graduation exhibition (g) at the Royal Academy of Art (The Hague, NL)
2019  Note to Self (g) at Helena van Doeverenplantsoen (The Hague, NL)
2019  Today I Taste Tomorrow (g) at Helena van Doeverenplantsoen (The Hague, NL)
2017  Everything must go (One Nest Stand #26) (g) at NEST (The Hague, NL)
2015  The Narrative Portrait (g) at SE Centre for Photography (Greenville SC, US)
2015  Prospect Poem (s) at Grounded at Echo (Pretoria, RSA)
2015  Miniatures (g) at Long Street Art Lovers (Pretoria, RSA)
2014  A summer evening stroll (g) at Blokhuiz Studio Collective (Pretoria, RSA)
2014  Exit (s) at Kaimara Gallery (Pretoria, RSA)
2013  Graduation exhibition (g) at Vega School of Brand Leadership (Pretoria, RSA)