Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas

Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas are artists, educators and co-founders of Urbonas Studio, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Vilnius, Lithuania.
Urbonas Studio is 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. In collaboration with experts from different cultural and professional fields Urbonas Studio develops practice-based research models merging a variety of materials and techniques from new media, urbanism, social science, pedagogy and ecology. Often beginning with archival research, Urbonas Studio deploys a methodology of organizational aesthetics to create complex participatory works that investigate urban environment, cultural and technological sphere and challenges of new climatic regimes.

Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas have exhibited internationally including the Venice, San Paulo, Berlin, Moscow, Lyon, Gwangju Biennales and Manifesta and Documenta exhibitions among numerous other international shows, including solo shows and curatorial projects at the National Gallery of Art in Vilnius, Venice Biennale and MACBA Barcelona among others. Their work was awarded a number of grants and awards, including the Lithuanian National Prize (2007), a Prize for the Best International Artist at the Gwangju Biennale (2006), the Honorable mention for the best national pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2007), and nomination for the Nam June Paik Award in 2012.