ARTIST NAME Alvaro Urbano
TEAM NAME Halilaj / Urbano
GROUP Group XLIII, Oct 2016 - Mar 2017
BIO Born 1983 in Madrid, Spain
Lives in Berlin, Germany


Art, Institut für Raumexperimente, Universität der Künste, Berlin, Germany
Interior Design, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, Spain

Selected Solo Exhibitions and Projects

- “Alvaro Urbano,” Treti Galaxie, Turin, Italy
- “Alvaro Urbano,” Villa Empain, Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, Belgium
- “Dead Men Tell No Tales,” Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany

- “Deep Down,” Porcino Gallery, Berlin, Germany
- “More than Real,” Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany

- “The Ghost and the Host,” Pavillon Social Kunstverein, Lucca, Italy

- “Utopias are for Birds,” Chert Gallery, Berlin, Germany

- “Expanding Universes (An Ongoing Map),” Kunstverein Arnsberg, Germany

Selected Group Exhibitions

- “Cycle,” Kópavogur, Iceland
- Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow, Russia
- PLAN B: NRW-Forum,” Dusseldorf, Germany
- Hybrid Modus: New positions in bio, living and digital sculpture,” Skulptur Bredelar, Bredelar, Germany
- “Night Tales: Nuit Blanche,” Cinéma des Beaux Arts, Monaco, Italy
- “In Space No One Can Hear you Laugh,” Bonelli Gallery, Milan, Italy
- “Art & Nature. Walking with Senses,” Merano and surroundings, Italy

- “Group Show V,” Alexander Levi Gallery, Berlin, Germany
- “Florence Contemporary,” Italian Embassy, Berlin, Germany
- “In the Land of the Blind the One Eyed Man Loses Sight,” Dittrich Schlechtriem Gallery, Berlin, Germany
- “WLGTDWI,” S.A.T.L.S., Basel, Switzerland
- “MOVIES IN MAY,” Nosbaum Reding Projects, Luxembourg
- “Ärger im Paradise,” Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany
- “Homecomings,” Berlin, Germany
- “ALPINA HUUS > House of Deep Transformation in 11 Acts,” Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Germany

- “Futures Nows,” Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
- “Open Studios,” Villa Romana, Florence, Italy
- “Welcome show,” Villa Romana, Florence, Italy

- “La Duda Original,” Plataforma Revolver, Lisbon, Portugal
- “Carry On,” curated by David Horwitz, Paris, France
- “Past Futures, Present, Futures,” Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, United States

- “G L A S A U G E,” (Olafur Eliasson class), Berlin, Germany
- “Rundgang (Olafur Eliasson class), UdK, Berlin, Germany
- “Overseas,” Kunstverein Arnsberg, Germany

- “BERLIN 2000-2011. PLAYING AMONG THE RUINS,” MOT - Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan
- “Do Not Disturb,” Centro Cultural Galileo & Fundación Claves de Arte, Madrid, Spain
- “The-Grey-Sheep Project,” O.Eliasson Studio Gallery, Berlin, Germany
- “Rundgang,” Institut für Raumexperimente, UdK, Berlin, Germany
- “LA private view for 25” Proposals,” Superfront Gallery / Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, United States
- “Without Destination”, Institut für Raumexperimente, Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
- “100 Degrees,” Hau 2, Berlin, Germany

- “Brilliant Volume,” symposium, UdK, Berlin, Germany
- “Gueistprojekt III,” Berlin, Germany
- “Lets start to implement little errors,” Olafur Eliasson class, UdK, Berlin, Germany
- “Unplanned,” Superfront Gallery/Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, United States

- “Erasing Darkness,” Freises Museum, Berlin, Germany
- “SMIBE,” MAK Center, Los Angeles, United States

Public Art / Permanent Installations

- “My Boy with Such Boots We May Hope to Travel Far,” Merano, Italy
- “Dead Men Tell No Tales,” Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany

- “Osservatorio,” Villa Romana, Florence, Italy
- “The Show the Ghost and the Host,” Villa Romana, Florence, Italy

Curatorial Projects

- “PERFORMING POLITICS Symposium : Critical spatial practices in Art and Architecture.The World Is Not Fair - Die Grosse Weltausstellung,” Institut für Raumexperimente, Berlin, Germany
- “SALT: WATER 117.6,” HOST, Berlin, Germany
- “Brunch with Wexler,” HOST, Berlin, Germany
- “Welcome,” HOST, Berlin, Germany


- Moscow International Biennale for Young Art. Moscow. (catalogue)
- PLAN B: NRW-Forum Dusseldorf. Catalogue. 2016

- Hybrid Modus: New positions in bio, living and digital sculpture. Skulptur Bredelar. Bredelar. Catalogue. 2016 -SUPERSUPERSTUDIO. Catalogue. 2015.
- Ärger im Paradies Catalog. BUNDESKUNSTHALLE. 2015

- THE STATE OF A GHOST WHILE HOSTED AS A GUEST. Publication from the Villa Romana Fellows 2014. Editor: -Villa Romana Graphic design: Marco Urgolini Published by Argo Books ISBN 978-3-942700-62-7
- KUSHTETUTA # 2 About Mums & Dads : Edited by Petrit Halilaj and Alvaro Urbano
- TRANSLATION ACTS > PERFORMING POLITICS Concept by Ifrex Edited by Ifrex and Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga.
- Kushtetuta Published by KOSOVO 2.0 Edited by Petrit Halilaj and Alvaro Urbano
- MAPPING EVERYTHING Institut für Raumexperimente (Berlin) and Institut für Landschaftsarchitektur (ETH Zurich) -Project Conception: Olafur Eliasson and Guther Vogt, Nicola Eiffler,

- STUDIO MAGAZINE #2 an Architecture and Urbanism Publication Original This Is For Promotional Use Only An essay by Daniel Fernandez Pascual ( and Alvaro Urbano. 2012

- Ottos impossible talks / Lets start to implement little errorsImposible topics/rescued futures Otto Rössler with the Institut für Raumexperimente. Edited by Julius von Bismarck, Jeremias Holliger, Laura McLardy, Mathias Sohr, Alvaro Urbano, Euan Williams. Graphic design and concept book by bureau-aeiou 2010
- UNPLANNED: Research and Experiments at the Urban Scale the publication boldly presents a collection of radical methods for envisioning and producing space at the urban scale. Concept book by Superfront Graphic design by: Do not bend 2009 SUPERFRONT.

- Kønst magazine issue n.4 Erasing Darkness Erasing Darkness was presented at the Freies Museum Berlin. 2009 Graphic design and concept by Kønst
- Pidgin-Magazine issue n.6 (text by Jose Esparza) 2009 A publication of the graduate students of the Princeton School of Architecture [SOA]
Alvaro Urbano portrait
© Lourdes Cabrera
Untitled image
© MAK Center / Joshua White

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