Paula Urbano (b. 1980) is based in Stockholm and holds an MFA in Fine Arts from Konstfack, University of Arts, Crafts & Design, a postgraduate degree in Architecture from the Royal Institute of Art and she was a grant holder of Research and Development Grant from the Royal Institute of Art 2015. Urbano’s work revolves around existential questions regarding the individual in relation to migration and place. Urbano has exhibited her work in museums and galleries in Sweden, New York, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Miami, and Santiago de Chile. Her work is represented at The Public Art Agency Sweden, Sundsvalls Museum, Museum Anna Nordlander, Filmform, Botkyrka Kommun, Haninge Kommun, Folkets Hus och Parker and Bygdegårdarnas Riksförbund.

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I’m writing a paper for VIS journal 12. The theme is Contemporary Ar(t)chaeology: A dead-alive of Artistic Re-search and History. The editors for this issue are Behzad Khosravi Noori and Magnus Bärtås.


Pubic commission in Gottsunda, Uppsala. A sculpture that is a contemporary rune stone made of three different types of Swedish stone with a text engraved on a mirror of stainless steel entitled Härkomma. English title Rememberance Spanish Title P(r)orvenir. Commissioner: Public art Uppsala Municipality. Art consultants: Art Platform.

During the period 1.1.2024-31.05.2024 I participated as co-investigator in the artistic research project called transitory writing in no one’s land conducted by researchers Lena Séraphin, Emma Cocker, Andrea Coyotzi Borja and Cordula Daus, supported by the Kone foundation.

Groupshow NUTOPIA -NY STAD @studio44 and Tegen2 in Stockholm 23 feb-17 mars 2024

Soloshow at Sundsvall Museum 9 sept-26 nov 2023

Groupshow Idé:idag at SKF 6/10-5/11 2022

I have made the scenography for GDT´s production SEHOL