Coming from the art school HFG Offenbach where she gradueated as a designer in a visual comunication and being a professional photographer for several years, Marina knows exactly what she is doing and why she is doing so. In her works she is offering a look through the surface of thesheer medium by moving the model’ is persona to the centre of the suet. By doing so her photographs tend to idealize the givenmultitude of an individual instead of creating a romanticizednarrative of normalized motifs or identities. She does so with the certainty that there is no pure objectivity in (her) photography. Instead the recipient can witness a profoundartistic practice that is based on her expression through the medium. That is probably why she said: ‚If it were not for human existence, I would’t be taking photos.‘
Thus she is tackling the enigma of human existence: not through showing how it supposedly is, this would not suit her integrity, but by offering her artistic perspective on the unsettledidentity of individuals that are mostly scouted on occasion. For the most part she does not manipulate her photographs digitally but instead uses the natural scope of the medium tocounteract the expected objectivity. One might call this a double-sided or even reciprocal realism, for she is using an inherently realistic medium, connected withstriving objectivity and it’s shortcomings, to depict a narrative realism in her works, that is in its own right connected tosubjectivity and it’s fallacies. These dichotomies then might cease to exist. As for Marina, likeKim Hyesoon wrote, ‚Mother does not exist, like the water that'sgiven birth to a flower and then disappeared.‘
Text: Simon Lunkenheimer
„Marina Ackar Arbeiten zeigen die Möglichkeiten des Mediums Fotografie, die weit höher reichen als die reine Abbildung der Realität. Viel mehr wird hier eine künstlerische Atmosphäre geschaffen, die gleichzeitig existenzielle Fragen aufwirft und zwar ohne umfangreiche Eingriffe der digitalen Bildbearbeitung. ” - Dr. Ana Karaminova, Eröffnungsrede, Frankfurt 2017
2007: Abschluss an der Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main Fachbereich: Visuelle Kommunikation Fachrichtung: Audiovisuelle Medien Zu meinem Kunden zählen: European Central Bank/ Head of digital, Lacoste, Alpha Industries, Gerry Webber, Kaveandbelle, Procter & Gamble, Rena Lange, Lika Mimik, Fur Daisy, Stee-atelier, Coco Lores,Max Planck Institute etc.
Ausgewählte Ausstellungen: Kapelle, Uniklinik Frankfurt (2019) Institut für KP, Frankfurt am main P.Connection, Frankfurt am Main Street Art Gallery, Frankfurt am Main Atelierfrankfurt, Frankfurt am Main Gruppenausstellung, Kunstverein Coburg, Coburg Atelierfrankfurt, Frankfurt am Main Atelierfrankfurt, Frankfurt am Main
Ausgewählte Publikationen: Page Magazin, Germany Vogue Germany Journelles, Germany Fame magazine, Germany HINGE VOL.141 Magazine, Hong Kong Frame #57 Design Magazine, Amsterdam Fairy Tail Magazin, Thomas Beyerle, Frankfurt