Nicole Urban

Disciplines: Mixed media/interdisciplinair kunstenaar, Monumentaal kunstenaar, Performancekunstenaar

Omschrijving werk

Nicole R. Urban is an artist and musician based in The Hague, NL. In her projects she investigates ongoing processes, notions of power, (mis)communication and interruption through quasi-perpetual motion machines, objects, performance, environments and methods of storytelling. As a result she might invite you into a laboratory of absurdity, onto a stage for failure, confront you with a head-banging mop, or clothing which highlights armpit hair. In recent years she founded the wandering pop-up expo Homegrown, which invites artists from various disciplines to join forces for an evening-filling happening in the intimacy of someone’s home, as well as co-founded the radio show STUFF.

Werk

Ecologies
Titel Ecologies
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving Ongoing current research into notions of coexistence
Techniek photography series
Formaat
Ecologies
Titel Ecologies
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving Ongoing current research into notions of coexistence
Techniek photographs, performance, mixed media, m
Formaat
Vending machine
Titel Vending machine
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving Performance as a random callcenter worker wearing custommade clothing which highlights armpit hair instead of denying it. While 'on the job' the armpits are hidden, when off the job the armpit hair can be free
Techniek performance
Formaat
Squid
Titel Squid
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving Monumental inflatable squid with projections shown at Submarine Festival
Techniek Inflatable
Formaat 500 x 200 x 150 cm
Reregarding the Known Knowns (detail)
Titel Reregarding the Known Knowns (detail)
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving Close-ups of the perpetual motion machine
Techniek
Formaat
Reregarding the Known Knowns (detail)
Titel Reregarding the Known Knowns (detail)
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving
Techniek
Formaat
Reregarding the Known Knowns (detail)
Titel Reregarding the Known Knowns (detail)
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving
Techniek
Formaat
Reregarding the Known Knowns
Titel Reregarding the Known Knowns
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving Site-specific installation and perpetual motion machine. An investigation into human expectations, patience, perception of time, space, and almost unperceivable movement. Installation view at Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
Techniek Mixed media, electronics
Formaat 550 x 550 x 500 cm
The place to be to be to be
Titel The place to be to be to be
Jaartal 2014
Omschrijving A modified cup goes round and round and round, creating circles of confetti. You can stand in the middle and let the circle form around you. A celebration of lightness and colour. Part of the series of Perpetual Motion Machines
Techniek cup, electronics, confetti
Formaat ca. 100 x 100 cm
Something sleeping, waiting, longing
Titel Something sleeping, waiting, longing
Jaartal 2013
Omschrijving Link to video: https://vimeo.com/145785671
Techniek Mixed media, electronics
Formaat dimensions variable

Omschrijving werk

Nicole R. Urban is an artist and musician based in The Hague, NL. In her projects she investigates ongoing processes, notions of power, (mis)communication and interruption through quasi-perpetual motion machines, objects, performance, environments and methods of storytelling. As a result she might invite you into a laboratory of absurdity, onto a stage for failure, confront you with a head-banging mop, or clothing which highlights armpit hair. In recent years she founded the wandering pop-up expo Homegrown, which invites artists from various disciplines to join forces for an evening-filling happening in the intimacy of someone’s home, as well as co-founded the radio show STUFF.

Persoonsgegevens

Voorletters NR
Kunstenaarsnaam/alias
Samenwerkingsverband
Website

Opleidingsgegevens

Erkende vakopleiding

Academie / instituut & plaats studierichting / specialisatie periode van / tot diploma
Den Haag, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten Mmus ArtScience 2013/2015 J
Enschede, AKI BFA Fine Art 2009/2013 J

Andere opleiding

Instituut / docent & plaats (studie)richting periode van / tot
Boston, School of the Museum of Fine Arts Performance & Sound studies, Film making 2012

Cursussen, workshops

Naam instituut & plaats onderwerp periode van / tot
Christiane Hommelsheim, Berlin Body & Voice / Roy Hart techniques 2012
CNRS-Ecole Polytechnique, Paris Becoming plant / Devenir plante 2017
Mari Osanai, Berlin Noguchi Taiso / Waterbody 2013
Martha Colburn, WORM Rotterdam Re-engineering the Avant Garde: The Animated Netherworlds 2014
Mediamatic, Amsterdam Grow your own mushrooms 2016
Minako Seki, Eden***** Berlin Butoh & Physical Theatre 2012
Monday Movement Class, Korzo Den Haag Classes taught by changing resident choreographers 2013-
Rootlessroot, Den Haag Fighting Monkey / Physical Theatre 2014
Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden UK Brons gieten 2010
Yuko Kaseki, Sherwood Chen, Isak Imanuel, Imre Thorman, Yumiko Yoshioka; Berlin Butoh & Physical Theatre / Body as living sculpture 2012-2014

Overige gegevens

Lid van Beroeps / Kunstenaarsvereniging De Besturing
Deelnemer van Kunstenaarsinitiatief

Curriculum vitae

Tentoonstellingen

jaartal naam tentoonstellingsruimte korte omschrijving solo / duo / groep
2017 Borderlines #1, Pip, Den Haag Sound bijdrage GROEP
2016 De Besturing/Submarine Festival, The Hague Hanging inflatable with projections GROEP
2015 KABK, The Hague Reregarding the known knowns, graduation piece SOLO
2015 Royal Conservatory, The Hague RecPlay ONE OFF, Springfestival 2014, performance GROEP
2014 Tec Art/Spaceship Earth, Fenixloods, Rotterdam Tec Art / Spaceship Earth, performance GROEP
2014 European Space Agency, Katwijk NL Space Science in the Arts, performance GROEP
2014 Protokol, Belgrade Serbia White City, White Canvas, White Noise (with Fakultet za medije i komunikacije) GROEP
2013 Gogbot Festival, Enschede NL Youngblood Award Nominees, installations GROEP
2013 EXTRAPOOL, Nijmegen Destillaat #15, installation after residency period GROEP
2012 Tankstation Culturele Vulpunt, Enschede NL The Guardians Return, sound performance GROEP

Projecten

jaartal instelling titel & typering project
2017 CLOUD at Danslab, Den Haag Self-initiated residency, group project, body&space related workshops residency & exchange of knowledge
2016 Roodkapje - Winterwolven - Performance Bar Wandelroute met performances muziek bijdrage
2015 Theater aan het Spui/Zaal 3, The Hague The Empty [_] performance
2013 Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam Dick Raaijmakers’ Volta performance
2012 Eden*****, Berlin We Are Hanging From The Earth performer/creator in performance/dance project by Minako Seki

Internationale uitwisseling

jaartal instelling
2014 Residency: ArtScience Interfaculty with Fakultet za medije i komunikacije), Protokol, Belgrade SRB
2013 Residency: Extrapool, Nijmegen NL
2012 Residency: Raum 142, Berlin GER
2012 Student Exchange: School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston USA
2010 Residency: Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden GB

Prijzen en stipendia

jaartal instantie, plaats omschrijving
2013 ArtEZ Aki Enschede and Sculpture Magazine Nomination Outstanding Sculpture Student Award
2013 Gogbot/PlanetArt, Enschede NL Nomination Youngblood Award
2010 ArtEZ Aki Enschede/Scottish Sculpture Workshop Lumsden GB Winner Bronze Casting Workshop / Scholarship

Artistieke nevenactiviteiten

nevenactiviteit van tot
Curator 'Homegrown' exhibition in the intimacy of people's homes, NL 2015 -
Co-Curator live radio program STUFF ON AIR on stereomohammed, worldwide 2015 -
Grant writer for Berlin-based butoh dancer Yuko Kaseki, GER/NL 2013 2014