Chilean Artist Ivan Navarro Steps Into The Spotlight

by Rachelle Hruska · March 12, 2009

    Ivan Navarro, Karen LaGatta[Ivan Navarro, Karen LaGatta Photos by BILLY FARRELL for PMc]

    Karen LaGatta Editions hosted a very glam party to celebrate the selection of Chilean artist, Ivan Navarro, to represent Chile in the forthcoming 53rd Venice Biennale, opening in June. Navarro’s characteristic use of mirrors, light bulbs, fluorescent tubes and utilitarian materials create compelling and mysterious works that combine real and fictional space. The 53rd International Art Exhibition runs June 7th through November 22, 2009, and is not to be missed! Attendees included art-world hipsters, fashionistas, Hollywood moguls and uber collectors: Marshall G. Allan, Whit Stillman, Lisa Anastos, Anita Zabludowicz, Marty Marguilies, Jonathan Lee, Christy MacClear, Robin Cembalest and Christina Kruse.


    Keith Rubenstein, Ivan Navarro, Pamela Auchincloss, Lisa Anastos, Inga Rubenstein, Karen LaGatta, Jonathan LeeIvan Navarro, Courtney Smith, Daniel TemplonKaren LaGatta, Courtney Smith, Ivan Navarro, Marshall G. Allan, Patricio Damm (Consul General of Chile)Elizabeth Raizes Sadeghi, Kayvan Sadeghi, Dorsey Wexler

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    Ivan NavarroIván Navarro was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1972. He has been selected to represent Chile in the 2009 53rd Venice Biennale Exhibition. His work is in prominent private and public collections worldwide. He has been included in many exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad; Refract, Reflect, Project: Light Works from The Collection, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; Backstage, Speed of Light Greenaway Gallery, Adelaide Bank Festival of Arts, Adelaide, Australia; Petrolina, Moscow Museum of Modern Art at Petrovka, We are your Future, Art Center Winzavod, and Special projects for 2 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia; Written with Light Bloomberg, NY; Multiplication Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago, Chile; Artificial Light, VCU Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA; MOCA at Goldman Warehouse, Miami, FL; Trace, The Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, NY; Arquivar Tormentas, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Don Quijote, Witte de Witt, Rotterdam, Holland; The Disappeared, which traveled to Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, Montevideo, Uruguay; El Museo del Barrio, NY; Museo de Arte de San Marco, Lima, Peru; SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico; Centro Cultural Matucana 100, Santiago, Chile; Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogota Colombia, among others.

    Ivan Navarro, Courtney Smith, Marshall G. Allan Ivan Navarro, Courtney Smith, Marshall G. Allan

     Image in Cart Paola Monti, Mattia MontiKaren LaGatta

    Paola Monti, Mattia Monti, Karen LaGatta

    Marshall G. Allan, Whit StillmanJulia Warr, Martin Brierley