Terry Urbahn

b. 1961

Terry Urbahn has exhibited prolifically throughout Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally in both solo and group exhibitions and is represented in many private and public collections. With a Bachelor of Fine Arts from University of Canterbury, Urbahn’s videos are generally seen as a component of multi-media installations that also utilise sculptures, photographs, sound and text. His installations explore the relationship between art and popular culture and often draw on Urbahn’s direct experience, particularly performing music.

CIRCUIT Resources

Essay by Mark Williams and Lawrence MacDonald (2017)

CIRCUIT Projects

The Sound of SeeingWellington (2020)
Home Movies, Wellington (2019) 

Selected Exhibitions


The Sound of Seeing, The Pyramid Club, Wellington 

Home Movies, AURA Festival for Artists Moving Images, Wellington
The Slipping Away, Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland

El Barroco Loco, MUCA Roma, Mexico City
El Retorno del Barroco
, Embassy of Mexico, Wellington

The Sacred Hart (solo), Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
Terry Urbahn - Selected Works 1994 - 2008 (solo), The New Zealand Film Archive, Wellington

Bottles/mosh, City Gallery Wellington

Terry Urbahn: Ten texts written in response to ten projects by the artist
, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland