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thinking through making

Marina Jacob is a German artist based in Frankfurt am Main. Her practice includes sculpture and large format drawings, sometimes with performative elements. Marina tests the potential of material imagination as a hybrid space and a catalyst.  Her works are in equal measure Informed by philosophical, sociological, musical theories and by experimentation with ethnic crafts.
The artist studied Fine art at Chelsea College of Arts, UAL, London and at Kingston university, London





2023 -

Commissioning and Curating Contemporary Public Art, Gothenburg University, HDK Valand, Sweden


Kingstgon University, Kingston School of Art, London

MA Art and Space with distinction


UAL University of the Arts, Chelsea college of Arts, London. Graduate Diploma Fine Art


august 2020

august 2019

august 2019

may 2019

Exhibitions Projects  

15 July - 19 August 2023

The [Y] Animal, Zehntscheune, Stadthagen, Germany


15 April -16 May 2023

IroNautics in Stripa Gruva, Guldsmedshyttan and City Library, Lindesberg, Örebro län, Sweden

upcoming march 2023

july 2022

march-june 2022

november 2021

october 2021


april 2021

april 2021


AniLighters in MUZE'UM L, Blankenberge, Belgium

Artist in residence at BijDePopulieren, Helmond, The Netherlands


AiR Örebro län 2022 Art in Public space Artist in residence in the Stripa Guva mining museum, Lindesberg municipality

group show "Was Wünschst Du Dir?", Shed at Eisenwerk, Frauenfeld, Switzerland

solo show "Flower Coordinates II", Basis e.V. Project Space, Frankfurt

Brückenstipendium of the Hessische Kulturstiftung


solo show "Flower Coordinates", Basis e.V. Project Space, Frankfurt (postponed because of Corona), see virtual tour of the interim installation at Danzig am Platz, Frankfurt

creation of the artist initiative ArtistsAndOtherAnimals 


granted a Project Stipend of the Hessische Kulturstiftung "Reopening Hesse Innovatively"


AteliAiR AtelierFrankfurt e.V.  

Degree show „Coordinates“, Kingston University, Kingston School of Arts, London

Organization of „Longitude in Question“ artist talks and workshop series, Kingson University, London

Bcxhibition  project. „Don Juan meets Adam in the shopping centre“ wall drawing and „Pole drawing“ performative drawing for Bentalll‘s centre project, Kingston upon Thames, UK

Educational projects

august 2018

march 2018

Domaine de Boisbuchet, France „Solar futures “ with support of the Opvius Solar Panels GmbH (Germany)

March 2018 CERFAV, Centre Européen de recherches et de formation aux arts verriers, Vannes-le-Châtel, France “Sculpture en Pâte de verre”

Experience  Awards



2017 - 

july 2017


2020 project scholarship "Reopening innovatively" of the Hessische Kulturstiftung

2020 granted Public Artist residency in Örebro county, Stripa Gruva mining museum, Sweden (postponed because of Corona)

Artist living in Frankfurt, Germany

Shortlisted for Blanc Canvas, Clyde & Co, London

Gem Empathy Award for Crushed Ice design, The Gemmological Association of Great Britain


Marina Jacob Design ®

may 2017

february 2017

Group exhibition, Safehouse, Peckham, London

Hot dairy at Cookhouse, UAL, London

february 2017

Experience. Awards
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