eduardo navarro
galactic playground, 2018
concrete, paint, text, sunlight
393,7 in Ø

Since the beginning of the 2000s, Eduardo Navarro has been producing installations, performances, sculptures, drawings and objects that work to trigger new possibilities in our perception of the world through sensory experiences. Each of his projects is a case study whereby the artist investigates ways of thinking or feeling, derived from other species, that remain unknown to the human experience. As such, Navarro makes use of a variety of specialist from different fields. He seeks to enable alterations at different levels of our consciousness as a means of transforming sensorial states, and allowing for new understandings of our experience of reality and time.

 

Eduardo Navarro's work also engages with the multi-disciplinary –drawing from sciences, spirituality, medicine, archeology and ecology– and with languages. In addition to being structurally intriguing, his installations and sculptures also invite public interaction, or call for hired professional to carry out performances and activations. The work's challenge becomes to make all –the artist, the spectator and the work itself– a subject of the investigation. Frequently, Navarro seeks to produce a mental state that permits non-rational communication by transgressing the limits of verbal language. It is also important to note the intricate relationship between the artist's project and process, perhaps most evident in his drawings, which outline his propositions, all while maintaining expressive autonomy.

Eduardo Navarro was born in 1979 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he currently lives and works. Recent solo shows and projects include: Predição instantânea do tempo, at Pivô (2019), in São Paulo, Brazil; Octopia, at Museo Rufino Tamayo (2016), in Mexico City, Mexico (2016); We Who Spin Around You, at High Line Art (2016), in New York, USA (2016). His works have also been part of numerous group exhibitions and biennials around the world, including: 29th and 32nd editions of the Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil (2010 and 2016), and the 3rd New Museum Triennial, New York, USA (2015). Recent group exhibitions include: Portadores de sentido – Arte contemporáneo en la Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros; at Museo Amparo (2019), in Puebla, Mexico; Chronos Cosmos: Deep Time, Open Space (2019), at Socrates Sculpture Park (2019), in New York, USA; Metamorphoses – Let Everything Happen to You, at Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea (2018), in Turin, Italy; La Fin de Babylone. Mich wundert, dass ich so fröhlich bin!, KölnSkulptur #9, at Skulpturenpark Köln (2017), in Köln, Germany; Tidalectics, at Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21) (2016), in Vienna, Austria; The Eccentrics, at SculptureCenter (2016), in New York, USA. His works are part of important international collections, including: Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires (MAMBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE, and Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21-Academy), Vienna, Austria.

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  • review: eduardo navarro – pivô View article

    review: eduardo navarro – pivô

    Camila Belchior, Artforum 15.6.2019
  • see, hear, touch. how eduardo navarro's works retrain the senses Download View article

    see, hear, touch. how eduardo navarro's works retrain the senses

    Sarah Demeuse, Frieze 1.3.2017
  • octopía Download

    octopía

    Revista Arte Buenos Aires 1.12.2016
  • farewell to nature Download View article

    farewell to nature

    Sarah Demeuse, Art in America 1.4.2015
  • argentine artist takes reptilian vision to ny Download

    argentine artist takes reptilian vision to ny

    George Nelson, Buenos Aires Herald 30.3.2015
  • where virtual equals being real Download

    where virtual equals being real

    Randy Kennedy, New York Times – Weekend Arts 7.2.2015