Alvaro Urbano (b. 1983, Madrid, Spain) lives and works in Berlin. He studied at the Architecture School in Madrid and completed his studies at the Institut für Raumexperimente (Professor Olafur Eliasson), Universität der Künste, Berlin. In 2014 Urbano received the Villa Romana Fellowship. He attended The Artists and Architects-in-Residence program at MAK, Los Angeles in 2016/2017. Urbano’s practice embraces a variety of media, from film performance to spatial installations that unfold throughout an experimental process, with a strong focus on architecture, fiction, and heterotopia. Urbano’s work creates synergies between living entities in newly-conceived environments – relationships that define and render time-space situations anew.
Recent solo projects and exhibitions include: Altbau, ChertLüdde, Berlin, 2017; Almost Midnight, Frankfurt am Main, Berlin (2017); Assemble, performance night, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn (2017); I, Mole Antonelliana, Turin, in collaboration with the National Cinema Museum of Turin (2016); Functions and Fictions, Boghossian Foundation, Brussels (2016); Dead Men Tell no Tales, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne (2016); More than Real, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn (2015); The Ghost and the Host, Pavillon Social Kunstverein, Lucca (2014); and Utopias are for Birds, Chert, Berlin (2012). Recent group exhibitions include: Welcome to the Jungle, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf (2018); Festival of Future Nows II, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2017); Notes on our equilibrium, CAB, Brussels (2017); An ear, severe, listens, ChertLüdde, Berlin (2017); That Time, Cycle Music and Art Festival, Iceland; Deep Inside, Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow (2016); Art and Nature: Walking with Senses, Merano (2016); SUPER SUPERSTUDIO, PAC, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan (2015); ALPINA HUUS, Schinkel Pavillon (2015); What’s Love Gotta Do With It, S.A.L.T.S., Switzerland (2015); Trouble in Paradise, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn (2015); The Festival of Future Nows, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (2014).