Ignacio Navas (b. 1989, Tudela) creates narrative projects that use common daily life experiences to delve into the nuances of our society. Through this approach, he visually researches how political, economic, and social structures are made present and shape our everyday affaires. In his latest works, he uses new technologies to explore interactive pathways for the medium by creating photography-based interactive projects.

In 2024, he was selected for Plat(t)form at the Fotomuseum Winterthur (Switzerland). Also, in 2022, he became part of Futures, having been nominated by PhotoEspaña. His work has received support from several fellowships and grants, including the Navarre Government’s Plastic and Visual Arts Support Fellowship (2024) and Circuitos (Madrid, 2023). His images and interactive installations have been presented in solo and collective exhibitions in countries like Spain or France. His projects have also been part of initiatives such as Photoworks Digital Programme (2023, UK), Return2Ithaca Residency (2023, Greece), and FOAM Link Room (2023, Netherlands).

Ignacio believes that contemporary cultural creation can't be understood without its management. This belief led him to lead collective projects like El Local, an independent space for contemporary photography in Madrid, or La Embajada, an unofficial platform for Spanish Context Photography at the Rencontres d'Arles Photo Festival, among others.

2024 Selected artist for Plat(t)form 2024 Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
2024 Plastic and Visual Arts Support Fellowship (Navarre Government)
2024 Shortlisted for Getxophoto’s Open Call 2024
2023 XXXIV Circuitos de Artes Plásticas, production and exhibition grant (Comundiad de Madrid)
2022 FUTURES. Selected by PhotoEspaña

2024 Solo show at PROYECTOR festival, Espacio Rastro, Madrid
2024 La Embajada, Arles (France)
2024 La Trastienda, El Local + Pionera Gallery, Madrid
2024 Revela’t, official festival programme, Vilassar de Dalt (Barcelona)
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 Colaborative exhibition Uma carta para o sul e o norte El Local + Festival de fotografia de Paranapiacaba. Brazil
2023 Adolescencia Programada, collective exhibition curated by Piera & Silvo. YouWin, Madrid
2023 La Previa. Collective exhibition at El Local, Madrid

2024 Art Photo BCN (El Local, thanks to the support of DiGood Collection), Disseny Hub Barcelona
2023 Art Photo BCN (El Local), Disseny Hub Barcelona

2024 Fiebre Photobook Fest. La Casa Encendida, Madrid
2024 Sant Jordi. Negra Mosca, Barcelona
2024 Trafic. Frac Sud, Marseille
2024 ArtsLibris. ARCO 2022 Madrid
2023 Recreo Art Book Fair. IVAM, Valencia
2023 Tsundoku Art Book Fair. The Printworks, Dublin
2023 Libros Mutantes. La Casa Encendida, Madrid
2023 Sant Jordi. Negra Mosca, Barcelona
2023 24 Hojas. Alalimón Galeria, Barcelona
2023 Autozine. Mercado de Nueva Numancia, Madrid
2023 Tenderete Festival. Centro Cultural La Nau, Valencia
2023 ArtsLibris. ARCO 2022 Madrid
2022 Fiebre Photobook Fest. CentroCentro, Madrid
2022 Photobook Market —Art Photo BCN. Disseny Hub Barcelona
2022 Feria Fugaz. Cuttoo, Madrid
2022 ArtsLibris. ARCO 2022 Madrid

2023 Photoworks Digital Residency Programme, UK – Online
2023 Return2Ithaca residency program, Greece
2024 Interview with Isabel Lázaro. Art Photo BCN
2024 Interview with Carlos Barradas. LENSCRATCH
2024 Kickflip: Revisar la adolescencia a través de un videojuego creado con fotografías. Imaging Magazine by Fujifilm

2023 FOAM Link Room: Spain under Franco. Curated by Valeria Posada Villada and Winke Wiegersma. FOAM, Amsterdam

2024 La Embajada. An unofficial platform for Spanish Context Photography at the Rencontres d'Arles Photo Festival
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

2013-2014 Master's Degree in Cultural Management at UC3M, Madrid
2009-2011 Documentary Photography at Blank Paper School, Madrid
2007-2013 Fine Arts Degree at UCM, Madrid


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