Ignacio Navas was born in Tudela, Spain, in 1989 and currently lives and works in Madrid. At the same time that he was studying for a Fine Arts Degree at Complutense University of Madrid, he specialized in photography at Blank Paper School, developing a strong background in documentary photography. He also studied a Master's Degree in Cultural Management at the University Carlos III of Madrid, which led him to play an active role in cultural and collective projects.

In his work, Navas creates daily life narratives that dig into the complexities and contradictions of western society. His approach researches how political, economic or social structures are made present and shape our everyday affaires. In his latest projects he explores new interactive paths for the medium by creating photography-based interactive experiences and non-fictional video games.




AWARDS AND HONORS
2023 XXXIV Circuitos de Artes Plásticas Fellowship.
2022 Futures Platform. Selected by PhotoEspaña.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2023 Circuitos 2023, collective exhibition curated by Tolo Cañellas. Sala de Arte Joven de la Comunidad de Madrid.
2023 Proyectos Sótano. Obertura Carabanchel, Madrid.
2023 Pantalla Completa. Collective exhibition at El Local, Madrid.
2023 Adolescencia Programada, collective exhibition curated by Piera & Silvo. YouWin, Madrid.
2023 La Previa. Collective exhibition at El Local, Madrid.

RESIDENCIES
2023 Photoworks Digital Residency Programme, UK.
2023 Return2Ithaca residency program (Greece).

ART AND BOOK FAIRS
2024 Trafic (El Disparate), Marseille.
2024 ARCO 2024 — ArtsLibris (El Disparate), Madrid.
2023 Art Photo BCN (El Local), Barcelona.
SELECTED PRESS AND PUBLICATIONS
2023 FOAM Link Room: Spain under Franco. Curated by Valeria Posada Villada and Winke Wiegersma. FOAM, Amsterdam.

ARTIST TALKS AND WORKSHOPS
2023 IDEP, Barcelona.

CULTURAL MANAGEMENT AND COLLECTIVE PROJECTS
2024 Intersecciones. Photography projects open workgroup.
2023 Pantalla Completa. A convergence of photography and videogames: Collective exhibition at El Local.
2023 El Local. An independent space for photography in Madrid.
2023 Archivo Público de Dossieres. A collective archive of award-winning portfolios for public reference.
2022 El Disparate. A photographers independant support network.

All images © Ignacio Navas & VEGAP. 
Site design: Jorge G. Higuera.