Karolina Prom and Abie Franklin
Karolina Prom (b. Volgograd, Russia, 1995) is a performance artist based in Prague, Czech Republic. Her work focuses heavily on the body in its purest form, confronting and blurring the lines between art and social experiment. Often appearing nude in her work, the artist is interested in the nature of intimacy, vulnerability and chance. Having come from a fine arts and photography background, Prom envisages ways in which photography can become a reality and in which the audience can become more than just a spectator.
Karolina Prom holds a BA from the University for the Creative Arts (2018) in the UK and is currently completing her MA at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design (UMPRUM, AAAD) in Prague. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, including the UK, Czech Republic and Cyprus. She has been awarded artist residencies at: Bubec gallery, Prague (2019) and Cyprus College of Art, Paphos (2019). She has curated the exhibitions For the Time Being in Villa P651 in Prague and AGAVE at the Cyprus College of Art.
The work of Berlin-based interdisciplinary artist Abie Franklin (b. Tel Aviv, Israel, 1995) is centred around boundaries: between mediums, man-made and natural, body and space, material and matter. Franklin largely produces work between the lines of sculpture and painting that deal with the estrangement of nature and its repercussions.
Franklin is currently completing his studies in fine arts at Weissensee Academy of Arts Berlin. His work has been exhibited in Israel, Germany, Ukraine and China, including at Deutsches Ministerium für Arbeit, Berlin, Germany (2020), Museum Kesselhaus, Berlin, Germany (2019) and Allenby 84, Tel-Aviv, Israel (2018). He has had two solo exhibitions, “Missed a Step (Voids)”, Edit-Studios, Tel-Aviv, Israel (2017) and “Clouds of Ink, Dust and Asphalt”, Bet Hamidot, Tel-Aviv, Israel (2015). In 2019, Franklin was an artist-in-residence at Taohuatan, Anhui Province, China and also completed a research residency in Kyiv, Ukraine.