(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.
2014 "This Land is Your Land," Madison Square Park, New York
2013 "Where is the Next War?," Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris
2012 "Impenetrables," Art Kabinett, Art Basel, Miami
"Heaven or Las Vegas," SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA
"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
2011 "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