Alvaro Urbano

Lecture: July 13th, 2020 - 7 pm CEST (online *)

Alvaro Urbano's (Madrid, 1983) 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 dialogues between entities in newly conceived environments – conflicts between reality and fiction that redefine and render time-space situations. He lives and works in Berlin, studied at the Etsam in Madrid and continued at the Institut für Raumexperimente at UdK Berlin. In 2014, Urbano received the Villa Romana Fellowship. He attended The Artists and Architects-in-Residence at MAK, Los Angeles, 2016/17. He is currently a professor at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris. His first solo presentation in New York at Storefront for Art and Architecture is planned for 2021, curated by José Esparza Chong Cuy. His works had been exhibited at La Casa Encendida, Madrid; ArtBasel Statements with ChertLüdde; Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn; Kunsthalle Düsseldorf; Boghossian Foundation, Brussels; Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; CAB, Brussels; Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow; PAC, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan; S.A.L.T.S., Basel; Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, among others.

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