(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 the Frost Museum of Art in Miami (2012); the Prospect.2 Biennial in New Orleans (2011); Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York (2010); Distrito 4 in Madrid (2010); Museum on the Seam in Jerusalem, Israel (2010); Tierra de Nadie in Caja de Burgos, Spain (2010); Towner Contemporary Art Museum in Eastbourne, UK and Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris (2009); Greenaway Gallery-Adelaide Bank Festival of Arts in Australia (2008); Centro Cultural Matucana 100 in Santiago, Chile (2007); Witte de Witt in Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2006); and MOCA at Goldman Warehouse in 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.
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, NY