Born in Munich, Germany in 1989, Christina Rupp grew up in Pretoria, South Africa. In 2014 she earned a Bachelor Degree in Communication, graduating cum laude from the University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Having lived in Argentina, the UK and Colombia, Christina has developed a strong interest in language, different modes of belonging and culture.
In her poetry, Christina explores personal encounters with the ordinary and its perpetual shifting with regards to place and change of place. She is interested in the human and non-human inhabitants of the everyday, as well as the relationship between inner and outer landscapes.
Christina also works as an illustrator, focusing on different forms of drawing, painting, scenographic collage and Intaglio printmaking. She has exhibited abroad and in Germany, including at the Stroke Art Fair in Munich and the 24 Stunden Neukölln Kunst Festival in Berlin. Much like her poetry, Christina’s visual work is influenced by concepts of place, nature and landscape.
Driven by an innate curiosity and a love for adventure and travel, she has written and translated for a wide range of projects: from Tanzanian safaris and ethical European fashion to Frisian flat-bottom sailboats roaming the Wadden Sea and performance art in Colombia.
Today Christina lives between Germany and Colombia where she is working on her first poetry collection ‘Elsewhere’.