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 in Berlin. In 2014 Urbano received the Villa Romana Fellowship. He attended The Artists and Architects-in-Residence at MAK, Los Angeles, 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 interest in architecture, fiction, and heterotopia. Urbano’s work creates synergies between living entities in newly conceived environments – relationships that redefine and render time-space situations.
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 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; 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; Festival of Future Nows, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 2014.