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Alvaro Urbano

Madrid, Spain. 1983
17th Art Quadriennale di Roma (with Petrit Halilaj)

Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy, October 30, 2020 – July 18, 2021.

17th Art Quadriennale di Roma (with Petrit Halilaj)

Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy, October 30, 2020 – July 18, 2021.

17th Art Quadriennale di Roma (with Petrit Halilaj)

Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy, October 30, 2020 – July 18, 2021.

Biennale Gherdëina 7 (with Petrit Halilaj)

Curated by Adam Budak, Ortisei, South Tyrol, Italy, 2020

Biennale Gherdëina 7 (with Petrit Halilaj)

Curated by Adam Budak, Ortisei, South Tyrol, Italy, 2020

El Despertar [The Awakening]

La Casa Encendida, Madrid, curated by José Esparza Chong Cuy.
28 February 2020 – 10 January 2021

El Despertar [The Awakening]

La Casa Encendida, Madrid, curated by José Esparza Chong Cuy.
28 February 2020 – 10 January 2021

El Despertar [The Awakening]

La Casa Encendida, Madrid, curated by José Esparza Chong Cuy.
28 February 2020 – 10 January 2021

El Despertar [The Awakening]

La Casa Encendida, Madrid, curated by José Esparza Chong Cuy.
28 February 2020 – 10 January 2021

El Despertar [The Awakening]

La Casa Encendida, Madrid, curated by José Esparza Chong Cuy.
28 February 2020 – 10 January 2021

El Despertar [The Awakening]

La Casa Encendida, Madrid, curated by José Esparza Chong Cuy.
28 February 2020 – 10 January 2021

Wilshire & Cochran (with Petrit Halilaj), 2017

Two raccoon costumes, various trash objects, fabric Dimensions variable

Hands as Drawers

ARCOmadrid Special Projects with ChertLüdde, 2020 & I DREAMED I WAS A HOUSE, Casino Luxembourg Forum d’art contemporain, Luxembourg. Group exhibition curated by insitu collective, 2019

Hands as Drawers

ARCOmadrid Special Projects with ChertLüdde, 2020 & I DREAMED I WAS A HOUSE, Casino Luxembourg Forum d’art contemporain, Luxembourg. Group exhibition curated by insitu collective, 2019

Hands as Drawers

ARCOmadrid Special Projects with ChertLüdde, 2020 & I DREAMED I WAS A HOUSE, Casino Luxembourg Forum d’art contemporain, Luxembourg. Group exhibition curated by insitu collective, 2019

Ever Since Night Falls

Art Basel Statements with ChertLüdde, 2019

Ever Since Night Falls

Art Basel Statements with ChertLüdde, 2019

Ever Since Night Falls

Art Basel Statements with ChertLüdde, 2019

Tomorrow is so Far (video still)

Presented by Storefront for Art and Architecture, August 2020

Tomorrow is so Far

The Playground Project – Outdoor Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, 2018

Tomorrow is so Far

The Playground Project – Outdoor Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, 2018

Corridor

Part of “Welcome to the Jungle”, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 2018

He would always leave a window open, even at night

Part of “Welcome to the Jungle”, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 2018

He Would Always Leave A Window Open Even At Night

Part of “That Time”, Cycle Music and Art Festival. Curated by Eva Wilson Kópavogur, Iceland, 2016

Altbau

Solo show, ChertLüdde, Berlin, 2017

Altbau

Solo show, ChertLüdde, Berlin, 2017

Altbau

Solo show, ChertLüdde, Berlin, 2017

Altbau

Solo show, ChertLüdde, Berlin, 2017

Almost Midnight

Solo show, Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, 2017

Almost Midnight

Solo show, Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, 2017

Almost Midnight
Welcome not welcome

Festival of Future Nows – 2nd Edition, Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart, 2017

Fonctions et Fictions

Villa Empain, Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, 2016

Fonctions et Fictions

Villa Empain, Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, 2016

Dead Men Tell No Tales

Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, 2016

Dead Men Tell No Tales

Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, 2016

Dead Men Tell No Tales

Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, 2016

Skin & Bones

Festival of Future Nows – 1st Edition, Neue Nationalgalerie, 2014

Skin & Bones

Festival of Future Nows – 1st Edition, Neue Nationalgalerie, 2014

I

Mole Antonelliana, National Cinema Museum of Turin, curated by Treti Galaxie, 2016

I

Mole Antonelliana, National Cinema Museum of Turin, curated by Treti Galaxie, 2016

My Boy, with Such Boots we may Hope to Travel Far

Art & Nature. Walking with Senses, curated by BAU (Simone Mair, Lisa Mazza, Filipa Ramos), Merano – Dorf Tirol, Italy, 2016

My Boy, with Such Boots we may Hope to Travel Far

Art & Nature. Walking with Senses, curated by BAU (Simone Mair, Lisa Mazza, Filipa Ramos), Merano – Dorf Tirol, Italy, 2016

My Boy, with Such Boots we may Hope to Travel Far

Art & Nature. Walking with Senses, curated by BAU (Simone Mair, Lisa Mazza, Filipa Ramos), Merano – Dorf Tirol, Italy, 2016

What Comes First (with Petrit Halilaj)

W.L.G.T.D.W.I (What’s Love Gotta Do With It), Group Exhibition, S.A.L.T.S., Basel, 2015

What Comes First (with Petrit Halilaj)

W.L.G.T.D.W.I (What’s Love Gotta Do With It), Group Exhibition, S.A.L.T.S., Basel, 2015

What Comes First (with Petrit Halilaj)

W.L.G.T.D.W.I (What’s Love Gotta Do With It), Group Exhibition, S.A.L.T.S., Basel, 2015

What Comes First (with Petrit Halilaj)

W.L.G.T.D.W.I (What’s Love Gotta Do With It), Group Exhibition, S.A.L.T.S., Basel, 2015

What Comes First (with Petrit Halilaj)

W.L.G.T.D.W.I (What’s Love Gotta Do With It), Group Exhibition, S.A.L.T.S., Basel, 2015

For the Birds (with Petrit Halilaj)

Villa Romana, Florence, 2013 & Ärger im Paradise (Trouble in Paradise), Group Exhibition curated by Rein Wolfs, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, 2015

For the Birds (with Petrit Halilaj)

Villa Romana, Florence, 2013 & Ärger im Paradise (Trouble in Paradise), Group Exhibition curated by Rein Wolfs, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, 2015

For the Birds (with Petrit Halilaj)

Villa Romana, Florence, 2013 & Ärger im Paradise (Trouble in Paradise), Group Exhibition curated by Rein Wolfs, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, 2015

The Ghost & The Host (video)

Pavillon Social Kunstverein in Lucca, 2014/2015

The Ghost & The Host (video still)

Pavillon Social Kunstverein in Lucca, 2014/2015

The Ghost & The Host (video)

Pavillon Social Kunstverein in Lucca, 2014/2015

Osservatorio

Garden of Villa Romana, Florence, 2014

Osservatorio

Garden of Villa Romana, Florence, 2014

Utopias are for Birds / Leonidov (Lenin Institute 1927)

Installation at Chert Gallery, 2015

Utopias are for Birds / Superstudio (Continuous Monument, 1969)

Glassauge, Berlin.

Utopias are for Birds / Archigram (Plug-in-City 1964)

Installation at Chert Gallery, 2015

Alvaro Urbano’s practice embraces a variety of media, from performance to spatial installations that unfold throughout an experimental process. Often using as points of departure architecture, fiction, theatre and heterotopia, his often site-specific installations consider the space and its local inhabitants as possible actors or co-authors of a narration. His work invites dialogue between entities in newly conceived environments – conflicts between reality and fiction that redefine and render time-space situations.

 

Alvaro Urbano (1983, Madrid, Spain) lives and works in Berlin. He studied Architecture at the ETSAM 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. He is currently a professor at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, France.

His works have been exhibited at the 17th Quadriennale di Roma, Italy (with Petrit Halilaj); Biennale Gherdëina, Ortisei, Italy (with Petrit Halilaj); La Casa Encendida, Madrid; Art Basel Statements, Switzerland, with ChertLüdde; Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany; Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany; Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, Belgium; Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany; CAB, Brussels, Belgium; Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow, Russia; PAC, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy; S.A.L.T.S., Basel, Switzerland; Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany, among others.

Upcoming projects include Autostrada Biennale (with Petrit Halilaj, curated by Övül Ö. Durmuşoğlu and Joanna Warsza at the National Library, Prishtina, Kosovo from 1st July until 11th September 2021 and a solo exhibition at Storefront for Art and Architecture, NYC, opening in August 2021, curated by José Esparza Chong Cuy.