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Chano Navarro Betancor

Born Place: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Birthdate: 1971 Creative environment: Artist Web Formation:

Graduate in Visual Arts Specialising in Sculpture from the Alonso Cano Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Granada (1989-1996). Studied at the Higher Technical School of Architecture of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Studied Drawing and Painting and Escuela Luján Pérez, Las Palmas. Escuela de Artes Aplicadas y Oficios Artísticos de Las Palmas [School of Applied Arts and Artistic Trade of Las Palmas]. Studied at Escuela de Artes Aplicadas y Oficios Artísticos de Granada [School of Applied Arts and Artistic Trade of Granada]. Diploma of Advanced Studies (Thesis). University of La Laguna. Department of Art History (2010). PhD in Education in the Arts, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (2013).

Awards and Honours:

First Prize in I Luján Pérez Sculpture Biennial, Luján Pérez Foundation and Municipal Council of Santa María de Guía (2008). Special Mention at Sculpture Competition. Colegio de Arquitectos de Canarias [Association of Architects] (2006). Premio Nacional de Grabado Villa de Rota [Villa de Rota National Engraving Award]. 1995

  • ABOUT THE ARTIST

A poetic impulse, at times dreamlike, seems to bring motion to the small-scale pieces by Chano Navarro. His creative capacity, the personal process of analysing the expressive possibilities of sculpture that he says are paused and resumed over time, is conveyed in nimble pieces, with a certain aesthetic fragility that catches the eye of the observer. With Tensión [Tension] and Fauno Danzante [Dancing Faun], the artist re-creates a very telling and intuitive theme that he explored in other projects. Threadlike figures, almost unravelled by the wind and exposed on a near imaginary pole that he achieves by masterfully engaging in the lost wax technique of bronze and which are the successful outcome of personal research in the workshop. The concept of duality is prominent in his artistic creation: spaces and figures, imaginary and real, man and woman; all of which make up a universe of ideas in which even the sea, which is important to him, is not even required. From solid academic training, Chano Navarro has worked with all artistic disciplines and experimented with formats and materials to create his own visual language, which he proposes "as a metaphor of our way of being present in the world".


SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2013. Lights. Sculptures and engravings. Chano Navarro Betancor. Galería Soppa de Azul. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


2012. Light. Sculptures and engravings. Galería Capa Esculturas. Brussels, Belgium


2011. De las Virtudes y los Vicios.... [From Virtues and Vices] Sculpture and engravings. Galería de Arte ULPGC. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


2010. Sentimientos de vida - sentimientos de muerte [Feelings of life - feelings of death]. Engravings and sculptures. Galería Cuadro. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


2008. Chano Navarro. Galería Xeito. Madrid.2007. Chano Navarro. Capa Esculturas. Brussels. Belgium.


2006. Chano Navarro, Drawings, Paintings, Sculptures.


1990-2006. Exhibition centre at Church of San Pedro Mártir de Verona, Telde. Gran Canaria.


Chano Navarro Circuito Insular de Artes Plásticas [Insular Tour of Visual Arts]. Casas Consistoriales, Plaza de San Juan, Telde. Gran Canaria


Chano Navarro Circuito Insular de Artes Plásticas [Insular Tour of Visual Arts]. Casa de Postas. Ingenio. Gran Canaria.


2005. Chano Navarro Betancor. Drawings, painting, sculptures and engravings 1998-2005. Casa de la cultura Benito Pérez Armas. Yaiza, Lanzarote.


Sala de arte Ermita de San Antonio [Art Space]. Tías, Lanzarote.


Chano Navarro. Circuito Insular De Artes Plásticas [Insular Tour of Visual Arts]. Cabildo de Gran Canaria. Casa de la cultura, Teror. Gran Canaria.


Casa Verde de Aguilar, Gáldar. Gran Canaria.


Casa de la cultura, Artenara. Gran Canaria.


Casa de la cultura de Guía. Gran Canaria.


2004. Architecture. Auditorium of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


Circuito Insular de Artes Plásticas [Insular Tour of Visual Arts], Calbildo de Gran Canaria, Casa de la cultura. Moya.


2000. Huellas Sobre la Materia [Footprints on the Material]. Galería Kreisler, Madrid. Galería Kreisler, Barcelona.


1999. Lo Imaginario y lo Real [The Imaginary and the Real]. Casas Consistoriales. Telde, Gran Canaria.


1998. Lo Imaginario y lo Real [The Imaginary and the Real]. Centro Insular de Cultura. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.Espacios Cercados -Talleres Compartidos [Enclosed Spaces - Shared Workshops]. Centre of Initiatives of La Caja de Canarias. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


1996. Impresiones de un país [The impressions of a country]. Galería Antonio Enrique Peclat. Goiânia. Brazil.Casa de la cultura Brasil-España. Brasília. Brazil.


COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS


2013. 24 New pieces added to the collection at the Atlantic Modern Art Centre, Sala del Centro Insular de Artes Plásticas [Insular Visual Arts Centre]. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


Construcciones de Eva [Constructions of Eva]. Galería de Arte ULPGC Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


Collective exhibition of Canarian artists. Galería Cuadro. December. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


2012. El proceso creativo, Edificio Cultural Ponce de León. Mapfre Foundation. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


Collective exhibition of Canarian artists. Galería Cuadro. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


2011. Sangre corriente* [Running blood]. Sala de exposiciones Felo Monzón [Exhibition space]. Town Council of Santa Lucía. Gran Canaria.


Collective exhibition of Canarian artists. Galería Cuadro. December. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


2010. Exhibition - Heritage of ULPGC. Inauguration of the exhibition spaces at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


Miguel de Unamuno. Huellas históricas y contemporáneas en el arte visual de Canarias [Historic and contemporary legacies in the visual art of the Canary Islands]. Sala de exposiciones of the ULPGC [exhibition space].


Collective exhibition Canarian artists. Galería Cuadro. December. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


2009. La entidad y su patrimonio [The entity and its heritage]. Fondos Artísticos de la Caja de Canarias [Artistic Collections of Caja de Canarias]. Centre of Initiatives of La Caja de Canarias (CICCA). Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


2008. Premios Gran Canaria en Igualdad [Gran Canaria Awards in Equality]. Centro Insular de Artes Plásticas [Insular Centre of Visual Arts]. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


I Luján Pérez Sculpture Biennial. Casa de la cultura de Guía, Gran Canaria.


2004. Homenaje a Lolita Pluma [Homage to Lolita Pluma]. Centre of Initiatives of La Caja de Canarias. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


Recuerdos y sensaciones: Álbum Artístico del Deporte [Memories and feelings: artistic album of sport]. Casa de Colón. University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


Estampa [Print]. Salón Internacional del Grabado y la Edición de Arte Contemporáneo [International Printmaking and Contemporary Art Fair]. Capa Esculturas and Kreisler. Madrid.


2003. Estampa [Print] Salón Internacional del Grabado y la Edición de Arte Contemporáneo [International Printmaking and Contemporary Art Fair]. Capa Esculturas. Madrid.


2002. XII Biennial Regional Fine Arts, Villa de Teror. Casa de la cultura, Teror, Gran Canaria.


Lineart Internacional Art Fair. Ghent 2002. Capa Esculturas.


2000. Artexpo Jove 00. Galería Kreisler, Barcelona.


Estampa [Print]. Salón Internacional del Grabado y la Edición de Arte Contemporáneo [International Printmaking and Contemporary Art Fair]. Ediciones Hamalgama Ecca. Madrid.


2001. Capa Esculturas inauguration. Brussels, Belgium.


Vestigios. Tiempos y caminos [Traces - Times and Journeys]. Nestor Museum. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


El rostro de Cristo [The face of Christ]. Sala Manuel Alemán. University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


1999. Artexpo Jove 99. Galería Kreisler, Barcelona.


1998. Lo Imaginario y lo Real [The Imaginary and the Real]. Capa Esculturas. Madrid.


1997. Monument for Javier de Burgos. Motril, Granada.


Estampa [Print]. Salón Internacional del Grabado y la Edición de Arte Contemporáneo [International Printmaking and Contemporary Art Fair]. Carmen de la Guerra Art Gallery. Madrid.


1995. XLIV Autumn Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Santa Isabel of Hungary. Royal Monastery of Santa Inés, Seville.


1994. Julio Prieto Nespereira International Biennial Exhibition of Engraving. Ourense, Lugo, Santiago de Compostela, Madrid, Caracas (Venezuela), Sao Paolo (Brazil).


Granada Award for Youth Art. Granada.


XI Visual Arts Competition. Directorate-General for Youth and Culture. Tacoronte, Tenerife.


XII Visual Arts Competition. Directorate-General for Youth and Culture. Casa Gourie, Arucas, Gran Canaria.


1992. Royal College of San Bartolomé and Santiago Competition. Granada.  


MONUMENTAL SCULPTURE


Retrato de Juan Casalla [Portrait of Juan Casalla] Chacalote, Homenaje a Los Pescadores [Homage to Fishermen], Plaza de la Puntilla, paseo de Las Canteras, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


Encontro [Meeting]. Intervención escultórica en el Bosque dos Buritis [Sculptural intervention in the Bosque dos Buritis. Goiânia, Brazil.


Tensión [Tension]. Plaza - edificio Bahías, Parque Benítez Inglott. Escaleritas. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


Salto [Leap]. Avenida de Ansite. Agüimes, Gran Canaria.


Sculptural Intervention, Homenaje al pescador [Homage to Fishermen]. Paseo de Las Canteras, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


Monumento a la Paz, Homenaje a Ghandi [Peace Monument, Tribute to Ghandi]. Avenida del Cabildo Insular. Telde, Gran Canaria.


Garoé, Homenaje Al Voluntariado [Garoé, Celebrate Volunteerism]. Plaza del Voluntariado. Arucas, Gran Canaria.


San Sebastián. Agüimes, Gran Canaria.


Untitled. (Homenaje al ciudadano anónimo) [Homage to anonymous citizen]. Paseo de Playa Blanca. Yaiza, Lanzarote.  


MUSEUMS AND COLLECTIONS EXHIBITING HIS WORK


University of Granada.


Atlantic Modern Art Centre. Gran Canaria.


Museum of Modern Art, Rota. Cádiz.


Cabildo de Gran Canaria.


National Library. Madrid.


Various professional training centres over the country. Federal University of Goiás. Goiânia, Brazil.


Museum of Art of Goiânia, Brazil


Spanish Embassy in Brazil.


Casa de cultura Brasil-España in Brasília, Brazil.


Municipal Council of Fines and Consorcio del Mármol. Fines, Almería.


Caja Insular de Ahorros de Canarias.


Colegio Heidelberg, Gran Canaria. Ibero-American Foundation for Development (FIDE), Madrid.


Aris Spiliotopoulos. Athens, Greece.


Municipal Council of Tías, Lanzarote. Municipal Council of Telde. Gran Canaria. Individual collections in Spain, Portugal, Germany, USA, UK, France, Belgium and Mexico.  


AWARDS AND RECOGNITION


2009. First Prize. "20 años ULPGC" Premios de Arte [20 years of ULPGC Art Awards]. Sculpture Category. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


2008. First Prize I Luján Pérez Sculpture Biennial, Luján Pérez Foundation and Municipal Council of Santa María de Guía.


2006. Special Mention at Sculpture Competition 2006-2007. Colegio de Arquitectos de Canarias [Association of Architects].


2002. Finalist in XII Biennial Regional Fine Arts, Villa de Teror. Teror, Gran Canaria.


2001. Finalist in Sculptural Route through Álava, Caja Vital Kutxa Foundation. Álava.


Finalist in Concurso nacional de escultura proyecto barranco Guiniguada [Proyecto Guiniguada National Sculpture Competition]. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


1998. Finalist for Victorio Macho Sculpture Prize. Palencia.


Finalist in National Sculpture Competition, Villa de Rota, Cadiz.


1997. Finalist in Federico García Lorca Awards, Granada.


Shortlisted in "Espacio Libre Jóvenes x Jóvenes" [Youth for Youth Free Space] IFAGRA. Granada.


Honourable Mention. Ideas competition for the Javier de Burgos monument. Town Council of Motril, Granada.


1996. Finalist in painting category of Federico García Lorca Awards, Granada.


1995. Premio Nacional de Grabado, Villa de Rota [Villa de Rota National Engraving Award].


Finalist in the XLIV Autumn Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Santa Isabel of Hungary. Seville.


1994. Mention (engraving-painting) in the Federico García Lorca Awards, Granada.


Finalist in the Bienal Internacional del Grabado [International Print Biennial]. Julio Prieto Nespereira Award. Ourense.


Granada Painting Prize. Arte Joven [Youth Art]. Granada.


1990/91. Ministry of Education and Science for years 1 and 2 of architecture.


1992/93. Study grant from the Cabildo de Gran Canaria for years 1 and 2 of Fine Arts.


Study grant from the Official Association of Industrial Engineers of the Canary Islands.


1994/95. Ministry of Education and Science to finish Fine Arts.


Collaboration grant from the University of Granada.


1996. Scholarship from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to participate in a International Cooperation project with Ibero-America.


Collaboration grant with the Faculty's Department of Sculpture. Ministry of Education and Science.


1997. Grant for additional studies in Tilburg, Holland. Erasmus Bureau. Council of the European Union.


2005/06. Tuition fee grant for PhD programme Escenarios abiertos [Open scenarios]: The multicultural in art and architecture, from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.   


TRAINING


1989/96. Graduate in Visual Arts Specialising in Sculpture from the Alonso Cano Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Granada.


Studied at the Higher Technical School of Architecture of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


Studied Drawing and Painting at Escuela de Dibujo y Pintura Luján Pérez, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


Studied at Escuela de Artes Aplicadas y Oficios Artísticos de Las Palmas [School of Applied Arts and Artistic Trade of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria].


Studied at Escuela de Artes Aplicadas y Oficios Artísticos de Granada [School of Applied Arts and Artistic Trade of Granada].


CEP course on sculpture casting methods(expanded polystyrene). University of Granada.


II Goiânia Forum on Goiânia culture, Brazil.


I International Symposium on Marble Sculpture, Fines, Almería, Spain.


2009. Course in Public Art, "¿lugares para objetos o para conceptos?" [Places for objects or for concepts?] La Regenta centre of art. Government of the Canary islands and University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


2010. Diploma of Advanced Studies (Thesis). University of La Laguna. Department of Art History.


2013. PhD in Education in the Arts, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


 


Works by Chano Navarro Betancor

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