Iván Navarro’s experience growing up under the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet has shaped his artistic practice. Best known for his socio-politically charged sculptures of neon, fluorescent and incandescent light, his works allude to the torture and human rights violations inflicted upon the Chilean population under dictatorship. Iván Navarro will speak about his artistic practice and its evolution.
Moderated by Tamara Toledo
ABOUT IVAN NAVARRO
IVÁN NAVARRO lives and works in New York, and his work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions at prominent institutions and galleries internationally. Recent solo and group exhibitions include: Art and Space, Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain (2018); Una Guerra Silenciosa e Imposible, CorpArtes Foundation, Santiago, Chile (2015); Under the Same Sun, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2014); This Land is Your Land, Madison Square Park, New York, Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, NC, and North Park Center, Dallas, TX (2014 - 2016); 299 792 458 m/s, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea (2014); Where is the Next War? Daniel Templon Gallery, Paris (2013); Light Show, Hayward Gallery, London, Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand, Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE, and CorpArtes, Santiago, Chile (2013 - 2016); Iván Navarro: Fluorescent Light Sculptures, Frost Museum of Art, Miami (2012); the Prospect.2 Biennial, New Orleans (2011); Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York (2010); HomeLessHome, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel (2010); Nowhere Man, Towner Contemporary Art Museum, Eastbourne, UK; Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris (2009); Threshold, Chilean Pavilion, Aresnal, 53rd Venice Biennale (2009); Don Quijote, Witte de Witt. Rotterdam, The Netherlands; and Artificial Light, MOCA at Goldman Warehouse, Miami (2006).
Navarro’s work is held in the permanent public and private collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York), 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 Contemporánea (Santiago de Compostela, Spain).
ABOUT THE MODERATOR
TAMARA TOLEDO is Toronto-based curator, writer and artist, graduate of OCAD University and holds an MFA from York University. Toledo is co-founder of the Allende Arts Festival and of Latin American Canadian Art Projects - LACAP. Toledo has curated numerous exhibitions and has invited internationally renowned contemporary artists and curators to Toronto to discuss issues of identity and intercultural dynamics in contemporary art. Toledo has presented her curatorial work at various conferences and seminars in Montreal, New York, Winnipeg, Vancouver and Toronto. Her writing has appeared in ARM Journal, C Magazine, Fuse and Canadian Art. Her curatorial practice often follows an interdisciplinary approach and touches on notions of memory, identity, gender, Latin American diasporas, transnationalism, issues of power, and representation. Toledo is presently the Curator of Sur Gallery, the only space dedicated to contemporary Latin American in Canada.
LACAP acknowledges the financial support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. LACAP also gratefully acknowledges its corporate sponsors: Underline Studio, See Through Web and Steam Whistle Brewery.