Janina (Trienekens) Santamarina (*1986) is a sculptor from Nettetal, Germany who´s main focus lies on public interventions, installations, softplastics and -sculptures. Transforming materials and inventing new ways of transmutations is the heart of her work. Public statues become the canvas for feminist replys, windy metro stations turn into areas of environmental investigation, galleries shape shift in light spheres.
She studied History of Art and Object- and Spacedesign in the Ruhr Area, was engaged in performance projects (Anonym Artists, dasistbloeff) and open studios where she experimented with different forms of social art and design. For a decade she is working in museums, such as the International Centre for Light Art in Unna or currently the Ernst Barlach Haus in Hamburg, where she is an art educator on a theoretical and practical level. Since 2015 she lives in Hamburg, exhibits in the off-space-scene and directly on the streets in an urban context.