Gediminas & Nomeda Urbonas

Portrait of Nomeda und Gediminas Urbonas


Nomeda Urbonas, artist and researcher at ACT / MIT, co-author of »Swamp School« and »The Swamp Observatory« (2018-21)
Gediminas Urbonas, artist and Associate Professor at ACT / MIT, co-author of »Public Space Lost & Found« (MIT Press 2017)

Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas are artists, educators, and co-founders of the Urbonas Studio, an interdisciplinary research practice that facilitates exchange amongst diverse nodes of knowledge production and artistic practice in pursuit of projects that transform civic spaces and collective imaginaries. Urbonas have exhibited internationally including the São Paulo, Berlin, Moscow, Lyon, Gwangju, Busan, Taipei Biennales, Folkestone Triennial, Manifesta and Documenta exhibitions, including a solo shows at the Venice Biennale and MACBA in Barcelona. Their writing on artistic research as form of intervention was published in the books »Devices for Action« (MACBA Press, 2008), »Villa Lituania« (Sternberg, 2008), and »Public Space? Lost and Found« (MIT Press, 2017). Urbonas curated the Swamp School at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale 2018. The book »Swamps and the New Imagination: On the Future of Cohabitation in Art, Architecture and Philosophy« is due out in 2020 (Sternberg, MIT Press). Gediminas is Associate Professor at MIT‘s Program in Art, Culture and Technology, and Nomeda is Research Affiliate at MIT.