About

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Karolina Rupp
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Currently lives and works in The Hague, Netherlands.

Artist Statement
My interest lies in the relationship between art and everyday life and my work explores through phenomenological and new materialist methods the overlaps between what is real or found and what is performed or constructed. Understanding the body (as distinct from the mind) as a vessel of knowledge especially in relation to the ecological environment is at the core of my working process.

Education
2022 – 2024  Master Performance Practices, ArtEZ University of the Arts (Arnhem, NL)
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)

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

Nominations
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 (supported by Stroom and Stichting Stokroos)
   Nov 2020  Quarantine in the Archive #4, PrintRoom (Rotterdam, NL)

Selected Exhibitions / Performances
upcoming: August 2022  Cleaning the Pool, participatory performance with Rachel Pursglove at Kunstfestival Begehungen 22 (Thalheim, DE)
2022  Sitting in Silence, participatory performance with HRK Collective at Kunstfest Rotvoll (Trondheim, NO)
2022  Open Studios (g) with HRK Collective at Leveld Kunstnartun (Leveld, NO)
2022  Sitting in Silence, Walking in Silence & Eating in Silence, participatory performance with HRK Collective at Leveld Kunstnartun (Leveld, NO)
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)

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