Ivan Navarro

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Born in 1972 in Santiago, Iván Navarro grew up under the Pinochet dictatorship. He has lived and worked in New York since 1997. Iván Navarro uses light as his raw material, turning objects into electric sculptures and transforming the exhibition space by means of visual interplay. His work is certainly playful, but is also haunted by questions of power, control and imprisonment. The act of usurping the minimalist aesthetic is an ever-present undercurrent, becoming the pretext for understated political and social criticism.





Born in 1972 in Santiago, Chile
Lives and works in New York, USA


EDUCATION

1991-1995, BFA, PUC University of Chile, Santiago, Chile


SOLO EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2020
This Land is Your Land. The Fields Sculpture Park at Art Omi, Ghent, USA
Luciana Brito Galeria, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sculpture Milwaukee, Milwaukee, USA
Iv
án Navarro, MACRO - Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma, Rome, Italy
OCULUS, New York, USA
Le Centquatre, Paris, France


2019
MACBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
This Land is Your Land, Navy Piers, Chicago, USA
Homeless Lamp, The Juice Sucker (projection), Macro Museum, Rome, Italy

2018
Latinoamerica: volver al futuro, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Buenos Aires (MACBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina
Hangang Art Park Creation Project, Seoul, Korea
The Bright Sun, Galeria Luciana Brito, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Prostutopia, Templon, Bruxelles, Belgium
The Moon in The Water, Hyundai Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Fundación Costantini, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aire, Buenos Aires, Argentina
This Land is Your Land, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, Korea
Museo de Arte de Bogota (MAMBO), Bogota, Colombia
Prostutopia, Templon, Brussels, Belgium
Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, USA

2017
Fanfares, Galerie Templon, Paris, France
Value Exchange. LAND Los Angeles Nomadic Division, Los Angeles, USA

2016
Mute Parade, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, USA
Interventions III#1608 President Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Espacios revelados. Plaza Yungay, Plaza Brasil and Torres de Tajammar, Santiago, Chile
Cancha. Espacio O, Santiago, Chile

2015
Onomatoepopeyas, Centro Cultural Matucana 100, Santiago, Chile
Una guerra silenciosa e imposible. CA660 - Centro de las Artes 660, CorpArtes, Santiago, Chile
This Land Is Your Land.  Nasher - Museum Of Art At Duke University, Durham, USA
Relay. Campus Creativo. Santiago, Chile
Cuadrilla de Yungay. Casona Yungay, Santiago, Chile
La Ley de la Precipitación. 12ª Bienal de Artes Mediales, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile
New Ways Of Seeing: Beyond Culture. Dorsky Gallery, New York, USA
The Music Room III. Sonar, Santiago, Chile; CA660 - Centro de las Artes 660, CorpArtes, Santiago, Chile
This Land Is Your Land, Northpark Center, Dallas, Texas, USA

2014
This Land Is Your Land, Madison Square Art, New York, USA
Nacht and Nebel, Galerie Daniel Templon, Bruxelles, Belgium
299 792 458 m/s., Gallery Hyunday, Séoul, Korea
Iván Navarro, Paul Kasmin Gallery. New York, USA
The Music Room I. PS1, New York, USA
This Land is Your Land. North Park Center, Dallas, USA
Radetsky Loop. Matucana 100, Santiago, Chile

2013
Where is The Next War? Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
11th Bienal de Artes Mediales. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile
Arquivo Vivo. Museo Paço das Artes, São Paulo, Brazil
Uirapuru. Goethe-Institut, Nairobi, Kenya

2012
Impenetrables, Art kabinett, Paul Kasmin Gallery, Art Basel, Miami, USA
Fluorescent Light Sculptures, Frost Art Museum, Miami, USA
Light at the End of the Tunnel, Egeran Galeri, Istanbul, Turkey
Nacht und Nebel, curated by Antonio Arévalo, Fondazione VOLUME! Roma, Italy
Concept Room : Ivan Navarro, Galerie Litvak , Tel Aviv, Israel
Heaven or Las Vegas, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, USA

2011
Heaven or Las Vegas, Paul Kasmin gallery, New York, USA
Baró Galeria, Sao Paulo, Brazil
The Uno Fence, Prospect.2 at UNO Gallery, New Orleans, USA

2010
Tener Dolor en el cuerpo de Otro, Distrito 4, Madrid, Spain
No Man's Land, Caja de Burgos, Burgos, Spain
Tierra de Nadie, Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos, CAB. Burgos, Spain
Missing, Chambre Blanche, Manif d'Art5, la Biennale de Québec, Québec, Canada
Missing, Chambre Blanche – Manif d´art 5, Catastrophe? Quebec, Canada
Resistance. Metales Pesados Santiago, Chile
Chile: Behind the Scenes. Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris, France

2009
DIE, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, USA
Nowhere Man, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Nowhere Man, Towner, UK
Threshold, Pavillon du Chili, Arsenal, 53e Biennale de Venise, Venice, Italy


2008
Homeless Lamp, The Juice Sucker, Fabric Work Shop & Museum, Philadelphia, USA
Antifurniture, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
No Man's Land, Koppelman Gallery, Tufts University Art Gallery, Massachusetts, USA
Backstage, Greenaway Gallery - Adelaide Bank Festival, Adelaide, Australia

2007
Donde Estan ? Centro Cultural Matucana 100, Santiago, Chile
El Mendigo, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Large Wall Hole, Jersey City Museum, New Jersey, USA
Propuesta de Monumento para Victor Jara, Galeria Moro, Santiago, Chile

2006
Concentration Camp, Roebling Hall, New York, USA
Unosunove Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
Pachamama, Galeria Metropolitana, Santiago, Chili
No soy de aqui, no soy de alla, Union Gallery, London, UK

2005
Spy Glass, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Jersey City Museum (project room), New Jersey, USA
Shortcuts, Art Rock, Rockefeller plaza (project room), New York, USA

2004
Juice sucker, CSPS Legion Arts, Iowa, USA
Monuments for D. Flavin, Roebling Hall, Brooklyn, USA

2002
Blade runner, Gasworks Studios, London, UK

2001
Big Bang, Galería Animal, Santiago, Chile

1996
Camping day, PUC, Santiago, Chile


GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2020
Art in Resonance, The Peninsula Hotels, Tokyo, Japon
Prism Fantasy, Paradise City, Incheon, Coree

This Land is your Land, The Momentary, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Betonville, Arkansas USA

2019
Space Exploration, Gyeongnam Art Museum, Changwon, South Korea
12th International Cairo Biennale, (collaboration with Courtney Smith), Cairo, Egypt
One if by Land, Powerlong Museum, Shanghai, China
Sur Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Art in Resonance, The Peninsula Hotels, Hong Kong, Paris, France
Museo de la Memoria Santiago, Chile
XIV Bienal de Nuevos Medios, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile


2018
Miroir miroir, MUDAC, Lausanne, Switzerland
Bending Light: Neon Art 1965 to Now, Neuberger Museum, Purchase, USA
Age of Terror, Imperial War Museum, London, UK
Museo de Arte Contemporâneo de Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Duets, LAND, Los Angeles, USA
Chicago Manual of Style, Chicago, USA
Assemblage: An Organically Grown Exhibition, Palm Beach, USA
West Bund 2018, Galerie Templon, Shanghai, China

2017
Luz y Espacio, Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain
Grandes Artistas Latinoamericanos - Colección FEMSA, Centro Cultural Palacio la Moneda, Santiago, Chile
Hyperobjects, Marfa Ballroom, Texas, USA
Bending Light: Neon Art 1965 to Now, Neuberger Museum, Purchase, New York, USA
Latinoamerica: Volver al Futuro, MACBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2016
Yinchuan Biennale, China
Pommery experience #13 : Gigantesque !, Domaine Pommery , Reims, France
Sculptures en Partage, Fondation Villa d’Atris, L’isle sur la Sorgue, France
From here to eternity, Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium

2015
Light show (International Tour managed by Hayward Gallery), Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE
Light Show, Museum of Contemporary Art, Aukland, New Zealand and Sydney, Australia
Coletiva Preto e Branco, Baro Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Centraal Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Futures, Matisse, Miro, Calder, Centre de la Vieille Charité/RMN, Marseille, France
De Warande Museum, Turnhout, Belgium
Icon(s), Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium
Music Palace, Fondation Boghossian, Villa Empain, Brussels, Belgium

2014
Light Show, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand
Under the Same Sun: Art From Latin America Today, Solomon Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
5th annual exhibition of hybrid art, VDNKh, Optika Pavilion, Moscow, Russia
Transformer's Collector's View, Washington, USA
Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany

2013
Fluorescent Light Sculpture, Frost Art Museum, Miami, USA
Light at the End of the Tunnel, Egeran Galeri, Istanbul, Turkey
Jeunes collectionneurs, Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium
Light Show, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
Transverso: Instalaciones y nuevos medios en Iberoamérica, Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Valencia, Spain
11th Bienal de Artes Mediales, Museo nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile
Junkie’s Promises, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, USA

2012
Sculpted Matter, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, USA
Neon- Who’s afraid of red, yellow and blue? Curated by David Rosenberg, La Maison Rouge, Foundation Antoine de Galbert, Paris, France
EVERY EXIT IS AN ENTRANCE: 30 Years of Exit Art, Exit Art, New York, USA
Mouvement et Lumière, Villa Datris, L’Isle sur Sorgue, France
Eleventh Havana Biennial, centro de Arte Contemporaneo Wifredo Lam Havana, Havana, Cuba

2011
Motion of a nation, V.M.21 Arte contemporanea Gallery, Rome, Italy
Prospect 2, International Art Biennial, New Orleans, USA
Arco 2011, Galería Distrito 4, Madrid, Spain
2011 lùmens, Valls, Tarragona, Spain

2010
Bicentenario. Diez Miradas Latinoamericanas, Museo Mural Diego Rivera, Mexico City, Mexico
Somewhere over the rainbow, FRAC Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France
Arsenal, Barro Galeria, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Beuys y màs allà - El ensenar como arte, Museo de Artes Visuales, Santiago, Chile
Prospect 2, International Art Biennale, New Orleans, USA
Manif' D'Art 5, Biennale de Québec, La Chambre Blanche, Quebec, Canada
Chili: l’envers du décor, Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
HomelessHome, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel

2009
In the Between, Tabanlioglu Architects, Istanbul, Turkey
Home Sweet Hogar, Allende Arts Festival, Artscape Wychwood Barns, Toronto, Canada
Pete and Repeat, 176 / Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK
El Terremoto de Chile, Triennal du Chili 2009, Museo de Arte Chileno Contemporáneo, Santiago, Chile
Tina B, Le Festival d'art contemporain de Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Los Desaparecidos, North Dakota Museum of Art, exposition itinérante : Weisman Museum of Art, Minneapolis, USA
53th Venice Biennale, Chilea Pavilion, Venice, Italy
Bienal de Canarias, Tenerife, Spain

2008
Adelaide Bank Festival of Arts, Adelaide, Australia
When We Build..., Baltic Center for Contemporary Art, Newcastle, UK
Informed by Function, Lehman College Art Gallery, New York, USA
A Political Exhibition, Tirana Institute for Contemporary Art, Tirana, Albania

2007
Reality Undone, University of Essex Gallery, Essex, UK
The Disappeared/Los Desaparecidos, Museo del Barrio, New York, USA
Intelligent Design, Momenta Art, New York, USA
Refract, Reflect Project : Lights works from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, USA
Petrolina, Moscow Museum of Modern Art at Petrovka, Moscow, Russia
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, USA
Written with Light, Bloomberg, New York organized by Artists Space, New York, USA

2006
Multiplication, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago, Chile
Trace, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
The Disappeared/Los Desaparecidos, Dakota Museum of Art, USA
Artificial Light, VCUarts Anderson Gallery, Virginia, USA

2005
Next Wave Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, curated by Dan Cameron, Brooklyn, USA
Ars Lucis. Light as an art medium, ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, curated by Andreas Beitin Karlsruhe, Germany
Poles apart / Poles together, 51th Venice Biennale’s paralell projet organisé par Juan Puntes et Doron Pollak, Venice, Italy
Prague Biennale 2, Accion Directa, Karlin Hall, Curated by Marco Scotini, Prague, Czech Republic
The disappered, North Dakota Museum of Art, curated by Laurel Reuter, North Dakota, USA
Transformer, Matucana 100, curated by Mario Navarro, Santiago, Chile

2004
Crude oil paintings. White Columns, New York, Akus Gallery, curated by Elena Sorokina, Connecticut, USA
Fantasmatic, Millennium Museum, curated by Luz Maria Williamson, Beijing, China
Produciendo realidad, arte e resistenza latinoamericana, Prometeo Associazione, Curated by Marco Scotini, Lucca, Italy
Condoros, 24/7 Gallery, London, UK
Galeria Metropolitana, curated by Galeria Chilena, Santiago, Chile
Bushleague, Roebling Hall, Brooklyn, USA
Biennale Adriatica di Arti Nuove, San Benedetto del Tronto, curated by Antonio Arevalo, Italy
Terrorvision, Exit Art, curated by Papo Colo, New York, USA
ARCO-Futuribles, Roebling Hall, Madrid, Spain
Italia&Chile, Instituto Italo Latino Americano, curated by Antonio Arevalo Rome, Italy
The Ballroom Blitz, Gimm-Eis, Copenhagen, Denmark

2003
L Factor. Exit Art curated by Papo Colo New York, USA
Viology, Reynolds Gallery at University of the Pacific. Curated by Carlida Ponce de Leon, Stockton, USA
Children of '73, Stony Brook University, curated by Keith Muller, Stony Brook, New York, USA
BQE, White Box, curated by Joel Beck and Christian Viveros, New York, USA
Brewster 2003, curated by Pabla Ugarte, Brewster, New York, USA
Summer Jam, Satellite, curated by Franklin Sirmans, New York, USA
Ricos y Famosos, Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende, Santiago, Chile
Frankenstein (Or, It’s All Fun And Games Until Someone Loses An Eye), Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA

2002
Fantasmatic, National Art Gallery, curated by Luz Maria Williamson, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Overt operation, Joseph Helman Gallery, curated by Peter Ryan, New York, USA
Viology, Galería de la Raza, curated by Carolina Ponce de Leon, San Francisco, USA
Sudamericanrockers, Hartell Gallery at Cornell University, Uthica, New York, USA

2001
International open studio exhibition, Art/OMI.Gent, New York, USA
The place without limit, contemporary art from Chile, Curated by Justo P. Mellado (traveling exhibition), Museo de Arte Moderno de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico
Teorética, San José, Costa Rica
Museo Nacional de Arte, Lima, Perú
Museo Rubén Blades, Montevideo, Uruguay
Museo del Barro, Asunción, Chile

2000
Circulation, a public mapping project of Repohistory, Exit Art, New York, USA
Magnetica, Fundación Telefónica, Santiago, Chile
Chile – Austria, (traveling exhibition), Landesgalerie-Oberoesterreich, Linz; Kärntner Landesgalerie, Innsbruck
Kärntner Landesgalerie, Innsbruck, Autriche
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile

1999
The selected files, El Museo del Barrio, curated by Carolina Ponce de Leon, New York, USA
Domestico, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Valdivia, curated by Mario Navarro, Valdivia, Chile
Drawings, Archill Gallery, Aukland, New Zeland

1998
Galería Posada del Corregidor, Santiago, Chile
Drawings, Archill Gallery, Aukland, New Zealand

1997
Young art in Chile (1986-1996), the ice fields, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, curated by Guillermo Machuca, Santiago, Chile

1996
The things and its attributes (Mario and Iván Navarro), Galería Gabriela Mistral, Santiago, Chile


COLLECTIONS (SELECTION)

21C Museum, Louisville, USA
The Bangkok EDITION, Bangkok, Thailand
Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey
Caldic Collection, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
CENTRO University, Mexico City, Mexico
Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, Paris, France
The Grand Paris Express, Paris, France
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, USA
Hitay Holding, Istanbul, Turkey

Inhotim, Brumadinho, Brazil
Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, USA
LVMH Collection, Paris, France
Martin Z. Margulies Warehouse, Miami, USA
Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta, USA
Museo de Arte Moderno Chiloé, Décima Región de Los Lagos, Chile
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile
Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, USA
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Deoksugung, Seoul, South Korea
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, USA
New York Public Library, New York, USA
Public Hotel, New York, USA
Saatchi Collection, London, UK
Sagamore Hotel, Miami, USA
San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, USA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Teatro Regional del Bio Bio, Concepción, Chile
Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, USA
West Collection, Oaks, USA
Zabludowicz Collection, London, United Kingdom 


RESIDENCIES AND PROJECTS

2025
Permanent installation at Metro station Villejuif Institut Gustave Roussy, (collaboration with architect Dominique Perrault), Grand Paris Express, Paris, France

2020
The Ladder, public art installation, San Francisco, USA

2019
Residency at CCA Andraxt, Mallorca, Spain
Video Screening “Homeless Lamp, The Juice Sucker” at MACRO MUSEUM, Rome, Italy
Artist Talk, Puerto Ideas, Valparaíso, Chile

2018
Residency at Fundación Casa Wabi. Puerto Escondido, Mexico
Permanent installation (collaboration with architect Smiljan Radic) au Teatro Reginal del Bio Bio, Concepcion, Chile

2014
This Land is Your Land, Madison Square Park, New York, États-Unis

2007
Fondart, Grant Ministry of Culture, Santiago, Chile

2006
Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, New York, USA

2005
Poles Apart / Poles Together, White Box and the International Artists Museum for the 51st Venice Biennale. Venise, Italie


2002
Gasworks, Residency Gasworks cultural exchange programme, London, UK
Fondart, Grant Ministry of Education, Santiago, Chile

2001
Art Omi International Artists' Colony, Ghent, New York, USA

1999
Fondart, Grant Ministry of Education, Santiago, Chile




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