Ivan Navarro

Iván Navarro was born in Santiago, Chile, where he grew up during the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet. Navarro’s experiences under the regime continue to fuel his examination of electric energy and sound as symbols and tools of power. Navarro’s unique and captivating use of light, music and sculptures transform the exhibition space by means of visual interplay. He also collaborates with Courtney Smith in the performance/sculpture based project Konantü, and, since 2005, has released recordings of sound works under his music label Hueso Records. Navarro represented Chile at the 53rd Venice Biennale. The artist currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.