(b. 1972 in Santiago, Chile, lives and works in New York)

Iván Navarro is known internationally for his socio-politically charged sculptures of neon, fluorescent and incandescent light.  In 2009, he represented Chile in at the 53rd Venice Biennale.

Recent solo and group exhibitions include Under the Same Sun, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2014); This Land is Your Land, Madison Square Park, New York, USA. (2014); Where is the Next War?, Daniel Templon Gallery, Paris, France (2013); Light Show, Hayward Gallery. London, UK (2013); Light at the End of the Tunnel, Egeran Galley, Istanbul, Turkey (2012); Ivan Navarro: Fluorescent Light Sculptures, Frost Art Museum, Miami (2012); Nacht und Nebel, Fondazione VOLUME!. Rome, Italy (2012); the Prospect.2 Biennial in New Orleans (2011); Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York (2010); HomeLessHome, Museum on the Seam. Jerusalem, Israel (2010); Nowhere Man, Towner Contemporary Art Museum, Eastbourne, UK, and Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris (2009); Threshold, Chilean Pavilion, Aresnal, 53rd Venice Biennale (2009); Don Quijote, Witte de Witt. Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2006); and Artificial Light, MOCA at Goldman Warehouse, Miami (2006).

His work is held in the public and private collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Richmond, VA), Fonds National d’Art Contemporain (Paris), Towner Contemporary Art Museum, (Eastbourne, UK), LVMH Collection (Paris), Saatchi Collection (London), Martin Z. Margulies Warehouse (Miami, FL), and Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea (Santiago de Compostela, Spain). 

He currently lives and works in Brooklyn.


Palazzo della Esposizioni, Rome
Hamster-Hipster-Hand: Under the Spellbound of the Mobile Phone, Museum Angewandete Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany

This Land is Your Land, Northpark Center, Dallas
299 792 458 m/s, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea      
This Land is Your Land, Madison Square Park, New York

Where is the Next War?, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris

Impenetrables, Art Kabinett, Art Basel, Miami              
Heaven or Las Vegas, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah
Iván Navarro: Fluorescent Light Sculptures, Frost Museum of Art, Miami
Light at the End of the Tunnel, Egeran Gallery, Istanbul  
Nacht und Nebel, Fondazione VOLUME!, Rome

UNO Fence, Prospect.2 at UNO Gallery, New Orleans  
Baró Galeria, Saô Paulo          
Heaven or Las Vegas, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
The Armory Fence, Paul Kasmin Gallery at the Armory Show, New York

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Iván Navarro