Marvin
Systermans



Artistic and Documentary
Photography focused
on urban and rural spaces.

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Marvin Systermans (*1990, Cologne) is a German artist and documentary photographer. In his work he deals with human habitats and the socio-cultural and structural processes of change that shape them. His photographs are quiet observations of everyday scenes that reflect the relationship of people to their environment. On his forays through urban and rural spaces, he assumes the role of an outsider, capturing his images from a perspective outside the everyday. The alternation between vast spaces and pointed details characterizes his style of documentary author-photography.

Currently based in Berlin.




Education

2016—2019
M.A. Integrated Design at HFK Bremen. Prof. Peter Bialobrzeski and Prof. Andrea Rauschenbusch.
Photography and Graphic Design.
2011—2016
B.A. Communnication Design at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle
Prof. Anna Berkenbusch. Graphic Design, Typography and Photography.

Awards & Residencies

2021
Project Funding by the “Dezentrale Kulturarbeit” Tempelhof-Schoeneberg
2021
Berlin Global Art Stipend. Global exchange stipend of the Federal State of Berlin
2020/21
Project Funding by the Chamber of Employees Bremen
2020
Echando Pa‘lante. Shortlisted by the Arabic Divan Photography Award
2020
Echando Pa'lante. Finalist, Lucie Foundation Open Call "You, Me, We". Published in the Musée Magazine. In collaboration with the artist and photographer Raisa Galofre
2020
Echando Pa‘lante. Awarded, Münzenbergforum Photo Award
2020
TXL, Last Call Berlin. Shortlisted, Vonovia Photography Award
2020
Concrete Discontinuities. Nominated by the international Image Festival GETXOPHOTO, Spain. In collaboration with the artist and photographer Raisa Galofre
2019
Concrete Discontinuities. BangaloResidency, Goethe Institute Max Mueller Bhavan. Hosted by the IIHS Bangalore Institute. In collaboration with the artist and photographer Raisa Galofre
2019
Informal Immobilia. Shortlisted, Vonovia Photography Award
2019
State of the Region. Nominated, Canon New Talent Award
2019
State of the Region. Scholarship and Award from the BFF Neuer Förderpreis
2018
TXL, Last Call Berlin. Awarded, Münzenbergforum Photo Award
2017
Bitterfeld-Wolfen. Shortlisted, Felix Schoeller Photography Award
2017
Glaube, Sitte, Heimat. Shortlisted, Sony World Photography Award
2015
Neuenland, Awarded. German Youth Photography Award

Solo Shows

2019
Concrete Discontinuities, Narratives of Dwelling and Becoming in the Urban. An exhibition in collaboration with artist and photographer Raisa Galofre, developed in the framework of the BangaloREsidency with Goethe Institut Bangalore and IIHS. Shown at IIHS City Campus, Bangalore, India
2019
State of the Region, New Earth. Arbeitnehmerkammer Bremen, Germany
2019
State of the Region, New Earth. Galery Flut, Bremen, Germany

Group Shows

2020
RAW Festival. Worpswede, Germany
2020
Vonovia Photography Award at Kunstmuseum Bochum, Germany
2020  
Different States. Galerie der Mitte, Bremen, Germany
2020
Münzenberg Photoaward. EMOP, Münzenbergforum, Berlin, Germany
2019
Horizonte Zingst, Environmental Photo Festival. Zingst, Germany
2019
Die Andere Sicht. Wendener Hütte, Wenden, Germany
2018
Die Andere Sicht. Osthaus Museum, Hagen, Germany
2018
Münzenberg Photoaward. EMOP, Münzenberg Forum, Berlin, Germany
2018
Between the Lines. Galerie der Mitte, Bremen, Germany
2017
Sony World Photography Award. Summerset House, London, England
2017
German Youth Photo Award. Forum Gestaltung, Magdeburg, Germany
2016
1rst Design Biennale. Havanna, Cuba
2015
German Youth Photo Award. photokina, Cologne, Germany
2015
German Youth Photo Award. Haus der Geschichte, Berlin, Germany
2014
Areal 17, All you can paint Festival. Halle Saale, Germany