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
2024 Plastic and Visual Arts Fellowship (Government of Navarre)
2024 Shortlisted for Getxophoto’s Open Call 2024
2023 XXXIV Circuitos de Artes Plásticas Fellowship
2022 FUTURES. Selected by PhotoEspaña

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2024 Revela’t, solo show at the 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

SELECTED ART FAIRS
2024 Art Photo BCN (El Local), Disseny Hub Barcelona
2023 Art Photo BCN (El Local), Disseny Hub Barcelona

SELECTED BOOK AND ZINE FAIRS
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

RESIDENCIES
2023 Photoworks Digital Residency Programme, UK – Online
2023 Return2Ithaca residency program, Greece
SELECTED INTERVIEWS / PRESS
2024 Interview with Carlos Barradas. LENSCRATCH
2024 Kickflip: Revisar la adolescencia a través de un videojuego creado con fotografías. Imaging Magazine by Fujifilm

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

CULTURAL MANAGEMENT AND COLLECTIVE PROJECTS
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

ARTIST TALKS AND WORKSHOPS
2024 La imagen fotográfica en los medios interactivos, workshop in Art Photo BCN, Disseny Hub Barcelona
2023 IDEP, Barcelona

EDUCATION
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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