Marvin Unger About

My work is characterized by in-depth research of artifacts in their context. Field research, critical collection of visuals, and societal-economical backgrounds make me question the current industrial world.

The topics of my projects develop by cross-examining the relationships between man-made objects in their environment, in European culture, and in rituals - in space and cyberspace. The dialogue between cultural relevance and formal references creates new values, materialized in fluid scale. The research develops into objects, audiovisual narratives, and interactive, three-dimensional scenarios.

I work in the fields of Research, Object, Speculative Design, and Exhibition. If you are interested in the works or in a collaboration, feel free to get in touch.

Born in rural industrial Germany, I discovered an early interest for human-industrial relationships, poetry, and its importance to society, as well as questioning the relevance of products in a capitalist society.

This lead me to study at an Art School where I had the possibility to exhibit at Salone del Mobile 2016 in Milano. As my interest in other cultural contexts grew, I began to study at Ensci – Les Ateliers in Paris, where I worked on cultural studies observing the suburbs and the movement in the city.

During my time in Paris, I had the chance to work with Bless Paris on object interventions for the "Neutra Dasein" exhibition at the R. Neutra House in Los Angeles, 2018. Afterwards, I worked at O.M.A. Rotterdam as a Researcher and Exhibition Designer, creating audiovisuals for the "Countryside, The Future" exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, 2020.


Exhibitions and Projects

18.11.2021 – 29.11.2021, "Säulen", Exhibition Design, Audiovisual Installation and Production, "Säulen", Martin Mannweiler, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany.

01.10.2021 – 08.10.2021, " ‚vergib uns, weil wir böse sind", Sound Design, "Steady Hands", Celia Zehetgruber, Zollamt Studios, Offenbach, Germany.

12.09.2021 – 19.09.2021, "Para Sites", Object and Performance, Self-Initiated Project, "Current Stuttgart", Neckarinsel (Schleuse), Stuttgart, Germany.

24.03.2021, "Motor City S", Research Presentation and Exhibition, Stuttgart, Germany.

13.11.2020 – 07.03.2021, "Soft Talk", Object Design Public Space, Open Call, "Living Apart Together", RAUM, Utrecht, Netherlands.

15.10.2020 – 15.10.2021, "Membranes", Research and Video Documentary, Open Call, "GEO—DESIGN: COVID-19. Travelling without moving.", Design Academy Eindhoven, GEO—DESIGN, Internet.

20.02.2020 – 15.02.2021, "Countryside", Research and Exhibition Design, "Countryside, The Future", AMO/OMA, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, U.S.A..

21.06.2019, "A10", Research and Installation,"City Circles Amsterdam", Design Academy Eindhoven, WOW Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

28.07.2018 – 08.09.2018, "Neutra Dasein", Exhibition Design and Production, "N°63 Neutra Dasein", BLESS, Neutra VDL, Los Angeles, U.S.A..

12.02.2018, "Interzone", Virtual Reality Installation, Interzone, Stuttgart, Germany.

01.03.2018, "036M0001", Object and Performance, Mars, Stuttgart, Germany.

21.06.2017, "The Soft Machines", Objects and Audiovisual Narrative, ENSCI – Les Ateliers, Paris, France.

16.06.2017, "Volume", Objects, ENSCI – Les Ateliers, Paris, France.

12.04.2016 – 17.04.2016, "Bike Pedestal" and "Shift Jacket", Object and Product, "Più di Pegoretti", "Salone del Mobile", Dario Pegoretti, Rossignoli, Milano, Italy.

24.07.2015 – 26.07.2015, Various Works, Objects and Performance, Rundgang, Stuttgart, Germany.