Marvin Flores Unger About

My work is characterized by an 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 currently work as a research artist and designer in the fields of research design, speculative design and exhibition design. I speak German, English, French at a professional level and Italian, Portuguese with basic knowledge.

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 the Salone del Mobile 2016 in Milan. As my interest in other cultural contexts grew, I began to study at the 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. To change surroundings once again I moved to the Netherlands to study „Leisure“ at the Design Academy Eindhoven where I researched a suburb of Amsterdam with a focus on health. Subsequently, I worked at O.M.A. Rotterdam in 2020 as Exhibition Designer, creating audiovisuals for the "Countryside, The Future" exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.


Selected Exhibitions and Projects

04.11.2022 - 11.11.2022, "Post Motor City S", Artistic Research with Artificial Intelligence, Solo Exhibition, Oberwelt e.V., Stuttgart, Germany.

01.05.2022 – 31.10.2022, "Post Motor City S", Artistic Research with Artificial Intelligence, Working Stipend, "Stiftung Kunstfonds", Bonn, Germany.

03.05.2022, "Post Motor City S", Artistic Research with Artificial Intelligence, Approval Notice, "Stiftung Kunstfonds", Bonn, Germany.

16.12.2021 – ongoing, "New Normal 2022", Experimental Music Festival including Exhibitions, Concept and Art Direction, Kunstverein Wagenhalle e.V., Stuttgart, Germany.

16.12.2021, "New Normal 2022", Experimental Music Festival including Exhibitions, Approval Notice, Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, 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..

28.07.2018 – 08.09.2018, "Neutra Dasein", Exhibition Design Assistence 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.

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.

Photo Credit: Florian Siegert
Code Support: Jan Hoydem