Urbat (she/her) studied photography and visual communication at the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg and media art at the Karlsruhe University of Design, after working as a freelance journalist and co-founder of an internet label. In 2020 she was nominated for C/O Talent Award and in 2019 for Plat(t)form at Fotomuseum Winterthur. She won the Bavarian Award for the Advancement of the Arts and her projects got multiple fundings through the federal government and other art institutions.
From 2014 she co-hosted 404.earth - a podcast driven by artistic research, that negotiates the social and cultural implications of technological progress. She was Artist in Residence at the Petrohradska Kolektiv in Prague.
Her participation in group exhibitions and video projections include Haus der Kunst, Muffatwerke and Galerie der Künstler in Munich, Contemporary Fine Arts and Zeiss Großplanetarium in Berlin, Schnütgen Museum in Cologne, Kunstpalais in Erlangen, 207 Gallery in Prague, Hospital San Carlos in Madrid and numerous festivals.
She is member of international collective Femxphotographers.org, which released their first publication The Body Issue with Berlin publishing house Hatje Cantz in 2020. Furthermore has her work been published along System Magazine, Photonews Hamburg, Profifoto, Missy Magazine, VOGUE Germany, Salamé Magazine, Coeval Magazine and Top Magazin.
Urbat works behind and in front of the camera, performative and interdisciplinary, to create situations in which photography or the concrete act as the main narrative. These generated situations are spaces in which a quirky, yet sexy future can render. Formally, she makes use of contemporary aesthetics taken from subculture, pop and fashion. As a stylistic device, humour plays a mediating role.