SHAPE PLAY SHIFT

Christina Kral, Carolin Kropff

09. - 11. September 2022

“[..] stasis is no answer to a predicament” – Lynne Tillman


The studio space was transformed into a hybrid exhibition space on the occasion of the season launch and as part of the Frankfurt Art Experience. Alongside selected artworks, objects and fragments were shown that initiate and drive artistic processes.

Christina Kral's artistic practice includes sculpture, installation, and painting. In 2008, she was a fellow at Eyebeam, the Art and Technology Center in New York. In 2009, she received a Digital Arts Residency at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York, and in 2014, she was awarded an Artist Residency at Gasworks in London. Christina holds an MFA in European Media from the University of Portsmouth in the UK and a Diploma (FH) in Visual Communication from Merz Akademie, Hochschule für Gestaltung in Stuttgart, Germany. She has presented her artistic work at art biennials such as Cafa Art Biennial in Beijing, Mine Yours Ours Festival in Rijeka, Anxiety Arts Festival in London and Mercosul Biennial in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Also in group exhibitions at Basis Projektraum in Frankfurt, Bric Art Gallery and X-Initiative in New York, Bauhausarchiv, Museum für Gestaltung, Künstlerhaus Bethanien and District in Berlin, Bethlem Gallery and Space Gallery in London. She was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant this year.
 

Carolin Kropff artistic work oscillates between the fields of fine art, craft and the mediation of art; it ranges from painting, printmaking, textile art to SEA projects (Socially Engaged Art).
Kropff studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (1991-1995) and graduated from the Städelschule Frankfurt (1996 -1998). From 1989-1991 she worked as a costume assistant and men's tailor at the Theater Dortmund. She completed her menswear tailoring training at the Schmidt Custom Tailor Shop, Wiemeringhausen, with honors (1985-88). She maintained studios in Madrid, Spain (1999 - 2002) and Dubai, UAE (2006 - 2011). Since 2015, she has collaborated with British artist and fashion designer Felicity Brown.
In 2020 she founded the STUDIOSPACE Lange Strasse 31 in Frankfurt am Main. The project work is supported by the Kulturamt Frankfurt and the Frauenreferat Frankfurt. She has three children and lives and works in Frankfurt am Main.