eduardo navarro
five minutes ago, 2016
sculpture (helmet that inverts time)
the eccentrics, 2016. sculpture center, new york, usa

Eduardo Navarro attributes to art the capacity to produce new possibilities of perception about the world that surrounds us. In his oeuvre, he confronts a diversity of organisms, studying them empirically, i.e., as from the sensitive experience. In carrying out these approaches, Navarro resorts to various specialists (scientists, archaeologists, musicians, spiritualists) with the intention of altering pre-established conducts and behaviors.

 

Navarro approaches each project as a new case study that allows him to investigate ways of thinking and expressions foreign to human perception, and works with the profound interest of investigating how other organisms and elements feel and perceive. The great challenge in the artist's practice is to become what is being investigated. In this way, Navarro proposes changes of situation that provide state transformations, enabling new understandings about what is already known.

 

Eduardo Navarro’s work has been featured in numerous exhibitions around the world, including several biennials, such as: SITE Santa Fe – Santa Fe International Biennial, Santa Fe, USA (2018); SeMa Biennale Mediacity Seoul 2016, Seoul, South Korea (2016); 3rd New Museum Triennial, New York City, USA (2015); 12th Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, UAE (2015); 12th International Biennial of Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador (2014); 7th and 9th editions of the Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2009 and 2013); 29th Bienal Internacional de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (2010); and EV+A International Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art, Limerick, Ireland (2009). Recent solo projects and shows include: Into Ourselves, The Drawing Center, New York, USA (2018), and Der TANK, Art Institute – FHNW Academy of Art and Design, Basel, Switzerland (2017); Octopia, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico (2016); We Who Spin Around You, High Line Art, New York, USA (2016); and Órbita, Estadio River Plate, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2013). Main recent group shows include: Metamorphoses – Let Everything Happen to You, Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy (2018); KölnSkulptur #9 – La Fin de Babylone. Mich wundert, dass ich so fröhlich bin!, Skulpturenpark Köln, Germany (2017); Sequences Art Festival #8 – Elastic Hours, Reykjavík, Iceland (2017); Tidalectics, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21), Vienna, Austria (2016); The Eccentrics, SculptureCenter, New York, USA (2016); and La Era Metabolica, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina (2015). His works are included in important institutional collections, such as: 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.