She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław (sculpture), Edinburgh College of Art (School of Sculpture) and the University of Bauhaus in Weimar (MFA Public Art and New Artistic Strategies). She is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Sculpture and Art Mediation of the Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław. In the years 2014–2017, she completed her doctoral dissertation ( Faculty of Media Art of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw / Faculty of Sculpture and Intermedia of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk). She has won scholarships from e.g. Alfred Töpfer Stiftung (2005/6) and the Minister of Culture and National Heritage (2012). She works at the borderline of many media, mainly in public space.
“Karolina Freino’s work does not fit in the white box of the gallery. The territory of its operation is broadly understood public space. It is both a physical place, a stage where the spectacle of social relations and political conflicts takes place, as well as a media space, information circulation networks and areas of shared perceptions and collective memory. The artist does not limit herself to the critical position of an observer. She intervenes in the spectacle of reality and weaves into it her own narratives, not provided for in the original script.” Stach Szabłowski