• Nomeda Urboniené (1968. Vilnius, Lietuva)
  • Gediminas Urbonas (1966. Vilnius, Lietuva)

Education 

  • Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas are artists, educators, and researchers working at the Program in Art,
    Culture and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, USA and in Kaunas,
    Lithuania. Nomeda is a PhD researcher at Norwegian University for Science and Technology,
    Trondheim, Norway and a research affiliate at MIT. Gediminas Urbonas is a tenured associate professor
    at the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology, Department of Architecture, School of Architecture
    and Planning, M.I.T.

Shows and Exhibitions: 

Solo Exhibitions:

  • Urbonas Studio, Tranzit Space in Bratislava, Slovakia, 2020
  • Villa Lituania, MO Museum, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2019
  • Swamp School, Lithuanian National Pavilion, 16th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di
    Venezia, 2018
  • Urbonas Studio: River Runs, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, 2012
  • Urbonas Studio: The Learning Machine, Wolk gallery, MIT, 2011
  • Devices for Action, Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA), Barcelona, Spain, 2008
  • Villa Lituania, The Lithuanian Pavilion, 52nd Biennale di Venezia, Italy, 2007
  • RR: Ruta Remake, Contemporary Art Centre Vilnius (CAC), Vilnius, Lithuania 2004
  • Ruta Remake. Substream, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway 2003
  • TRANSmute, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany, 2002
  • Transaction. translation, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary, 2002
  • Transaction. unpacked, IASPIS, Stockholm, Sweden, 2001
  • Transaction, haus.0, Kuenstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany, 2000
  • Transaction. Strangers & Paradise, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The
    Netherlands, 2000

Group Exhibitions

  • You and I don’t live on the same planet— New Diplomatic Encounters. 12th Taipei Biennale, Taiwan, 2020
  • Critical Zones, ZKM, Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany, 2020
  • We Never Sleep, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany, 2020
  • The Missing Planet, Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy, 2019
  • Gardentopia, Matera, European Capital of Culture, Italy, 2019
  • Mud Muses, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden, 2019
  • Back to the Future 10, National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2019
  • The Sweet Sweat of the Future, National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2019
  • After Leaving | Before Arriving, 12th Kaunas Biennial, Lithuania, 2019
  • Animal-Human-Robot, MO Museum, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2019
  • Divided We Stand, Busan Biennale 2018, Busan, South Korea, 2018
  • The Work of Wind: Air, Land, Sea, Southdown Industrial Area Mississauga Ontario, Blackwood Gallery,University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada, 2018
  • The God-Trick, Parco Arte Vivente (PAV), Turin Italy, 2018
  • The Baltic Material Assemblies, AA London, and RIBA London UK, 2018
  • Energ(ética); arte y energía sostenible, Monumento a Los Heroes, Bogota, Colombia, 2017
  • (Im)possibility of a Monument, 11th Kaunas Biennial, Kaunas, Lithuania, 2017
  • Double Edge, Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone, UK, 2017
  • Live Uncertainty, 32 Bienal de São Paulo, San Paulo, Brazil, 2016
  • The Baltic Pavilion, 15th International Architecture Exhibition, Biennale di Venezia, Italy, 2016
  • The Money Show, Contemporary Art Northampton, UK, 2016
  • Inside-Out, Belgrade City Museum, Serbia, June 2016
  • Another Crossroads of Epochs, National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, Lithuania, April 2016
  • A Million Lines, Bunkier Sztuki Contemporary Art Centre in Krakow, Poland, 2015
  • Baltic Triennale, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, 2015
  • Vegetation as a Political Agent - PAV / Parco Arte Vivente, Turin, 2014
  • Nouvelle Génération - FRAC - Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque, 2014
  • (re)Construction of Friendship, European Capital of Culture, Riga, Latvia, 2014
  • Disobedience Archive (The Park), SALT Beyoğlu, İstanbul, Turkey, 2014
  • Disobedience Republic, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy, 2013
  • Part of a Larger Whole. Lithuanian Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, 2013
  • Transmediale 2013 BWPWAP, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany, 2013
  • Espaces in/civils - Parallel Program of the 13th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey, 2013
  • The Moving Image City Festival, Museu Picasso, Barcelona, Spain, 2013
  • Minios. The Crowds, National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2012
  • Nam June Paik Award 2012, Kunstmuseum Bochum, Bochum, Germany, 2012
  • Disobedience Archive (The temporary office) & Crisis Mirror, Bureaupublik, Copenhagen Denmark, 2012
  • Husby TV, Studio space, Moderna Museet, Sweden, 2012
  • Disobedience Archive, Bildmuseet – Contemporary art and visual culture, Umea, Sweden, 2012
  • (In)dependant People: Collaborations and Artist Initiatives, Reykjavik Arts Festival, Iceland, 2012
  • The Future Archive, NBK – Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany, 2012
  • Connected by Art, Schwerin State Museum of Art, Schwerin, Germany, 2012
  • 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia, 2011
  • Snapshots of Tourism, Tromsø Kunstforening, Norway, 2011
  • Contemporary Art Archipelago (CAA), Turku, Finland, 2011
  • Are You Ready for TV?, CGAC - Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 2011
  • Are You Ready for TV?, Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA), Barcelona, Spain, 2010
  • Lithuanian Art 2000-2010, Contemporary Art Center (CAC), Vilnius, Lithuania, 2010
  • Snapshots of Tourism, The Art and Residency Centre, HIAP (Helsinki International Artist Program),Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland, 2010
  • The Creative Act. With the archives as a workplace, Henie Onstad Art Centre, Oslo, Norway, 2010
  • Fluxus East. Fluxus Networks in Central Eastern Europe. Henie Onstad Art Centre, Oslo, Norway, 2010
  • Territories of the In/Human, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany, 2010
  • In-Book/Out-Book/If-Book - Museo della Città, Perugia, Italy, 2010
  •  A History of Irritated Material, Raven Row gallery, London, United Kingdom, 2010
  • Gender Check, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland, 2010
  • Gender Check, MUMOK, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, Austria, 2009
  • Disobedience. An ongoing video archive, National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest, Romania, 2009
  • Disobedience archive, HDLU – Croatian Association of Artists, Zagreb, Croatia, 2008
  • Fluxus East. Fluxus Networks in Central Eastern Europe, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia, 2008
  • Peripheral Vision and Collective Body, The Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art (MUSEION), Bolzano, Italy, 2008
  • Fluxus East. Fluxus Networks in Central Eastern Europe, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary, 2008
  • Italia, Italie, Italien, Italie, Wlochy, ARCOS, Museo di Arte Contemporaneo del Sannio, Benevento, Italy, 2008
  • Fluxus East. Fluxus Networks in Central Eastern Europe. Bunkier Stuky, Krakow, Poland, 2008
  • Archive Fever: Uses of the Document in Contemporary Art, International Center of Photography, New York, USA, 2008
  • Fluxus East. Fluxus Networks in Central Eastern Europe, Contemporary Art Center (CAC), Vilnius, Lithuania, 2007
  • Still Here: humour in post-communist performative video, Art Space, Sidney, Austràlia, 2007
  • Ottobre. Uscita, Desiderio e Memoria – Artra galley, Milan, Italy, 2007
  • Fluxus East. Fluxus Networks in Central Eastern Europe. Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany, 2007
  • Forms of Resistance Artists and the desire for social change from 1871 to the present, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2007
  • 9th Lyon Biennial of Contemporary Art, 00s – The history of a decade that has not yet been named, 2007
  • Progressive Nostalgia Contemporary art from the former USSR, Center for Contemporary Art “L. Pecci,” Prato, Italy, 2007
  • 2nd Moscow Biennale of contemporary art. Special projects. Monuments of our discontent: expiration of place, Winzavod contemporary art center, Moscow, Russia, 2007
  • Souvenir dalla Collezione del Centro per l'arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Centro per l ́Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy, 2007
  • Face the Unexpected. Museum am Ostwall and the PHOENIX Halle Dortmund, Germany, 2006
  • 6th Gwangju Biennale, Fever variations. The Last Chapter_Trace Route: Remapping Global Cities, Korea, 2006
  • 101.3 KM - competition and cooperation, Contemporary Art Center (CAC), Vilnius, Lithuania, 2006
  • Exploding Television - Satellite of Love, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2006
  • All our tomorrows: the culture of camouflage, Kunstraum der Leuphania Universitaet Lueneburg, Lueneburg, Germany, 2006
  • Madonna, Kunsthaus Dresden, Germany, 2005
  • Culturas de Archivo 4: Representaciones, Monasterio de Nuestra Senora de Prado, Valiadolid, Spain, 2005
  • Femme Totale, International Film Festival, Dortmund, Germany, 2005;
  • Populism, Frankfurter Kunstverein Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2005
  • Populism, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2005
  • Populism, National Museum for Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway, 2005
  • Populism, Contemporary Art Center Vilnius (CAC), Vilnius, Lithuania, 2005
  • ISEA2004, Kunstihoone Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia, 2004
  • Auf Sendung, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst – GfZK, Leipzig, Germany, 2004
  • 3rd berlin biennial for contemporary art, Berlin, Germany, 2004
  • Klangraum, Festival of Contemporary Music, Stuttgart, Germany, 2004
  • Show Unit, Riksutställningar, Sweden, 2004
  • VJ7 / Verbindingen/Jonctions, Constant vzw, Brussels, Belgium, 2003
  • The Labyrinthine Effect, ACCA – Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2003
  • Money for nothing, Wellington City Gallery, Wellington, Australia, 2003
  • Neue Freunde, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany, 2003
  • Night Train, KIASMA - Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland, 2003
  • Money for Nothing, Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand, 2003
  • It is hard to touch the real, Kunstverein Munich, Germany, 2003
  • Fate of Alien Modes, Wiener Secession - Secession, Vienna, Austria, 2003
  • Voice Session. Karaoke, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany, 2002
  • The Music in Me, Chapter 1 - (concerting an exhibition) - GAK - Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst e.V. Bremen, Germany, 2002
  • Re-direct, haus.0, Kuenstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany, 2002
  • Manifesta 4, Frankfurt a.M., Germany, 2002
  • Learning And Singing, Hansapanga Galerii, Tallinn, Estonia. Contemporary art center, Moscow, Russia, 2002
  • Fundamentalisms of the New Order, Kunsthal Charlottenburg, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2002
  • Montreal International Festival of New Cinema and New Media, Montreal, Canada, 2002
  • 48th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany, 2002
  • Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany, 2002

Information of interest and additional information about the artist: 

  • E-mail: urbonas@mit.edu
  • Web: http//www.nugu.lt/us