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Miquel Navarro

Born Place: Mislata, Valencia Birthdate: 1945 Creative environment: Mislata, Valencia Artist Web Formation:

Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes de San Carlos [San Carlos Higher School of Fine Arts] of Valencia. Started his career as a painter and since 1972 has been working exclusively with sculpture. Academic of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando [San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts].

Awards and Honours:

Permanent Exhibition Space in the IVAM (2013). Premio Fundación Abanico [Abanico Foundation Award], Geneva (2012). Valencianos en la Onda Award for Artistic Career. Onda Cero (2011). Hijo predilecto de Mislata [Favourite Son of Mislata] (2011). Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas [National Visual Arts Award] (1986).

  • ABOUT THE ARTIST

The sensuality and instinct of the early works of Miquel Navarro continue shaping his sculptures which, in many cases, reveal deep, almost primitive, eroticism. The material chosen to convey his thoughts and feelings in the pieces exhibited at Capa is iron using the lost wax technique, with which he achieves a tone similar to earth, to nature, to the origin of all. At times, the artist himself has explained how the material with which he makes the pieces is chosen for its texture or adjusted, depending on his requirements, to give certain stability to a composition. However, iron is not the primary element of his work. With aluminium, steel and zinc, among others, he achieves tough finishes, coldness and aggressive lines that enable him to define the piece and give it an unmistakable and unique identity.  In his most vertical pieces and especially in his cities, designed more like poetry rather than sculpture, he toys with engineering, architecture, disciplines that are consciously very much present in all of his artistic creations.


Tireless, universal and constantly evolving, Miquel Navarro works with pure creative passion and makes sure that he keeps the need to create intact. His inclination towards sculpture began when he was a child in his birth town of Mislata, where he would touch and get a sense of garden produce and products from the local market. His idea of beauty is closely linked to his idea of classic artists, which were the basis and reference point of avant-garde movements of the start of the century.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2013. Llavors neolítiques.  A cent mètres du centre du monde. Catalogue. Perpignan, France.


2012. Cabeza Pensante [Thinking Head]  Temporary exhibition in Plaza del Colegio del Patriarca, Valencia.


Galería Capa.  Ciudad y Cuerpo [City and Body] Sculptures and Photography 2012. Madrid.


Sous La Lune II.   Museo in Urba. 4 March-17 June. Bellinzona, Switzerland. 


Sous la Lune II. Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Rouen, France. 


Journey through the City: Beneath the Moon II. San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, USA.


2011 Sous la Lune II.  Le Colysée Maison Folie de Lambersart – Lambersart, France. 


Sous la Lune II. Centre d'interprétation d'architecture et du patrimoine. Rochefort, France.


Figuras para la Batalla [Figures for Battle]. City of Culture of Galicia. Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña.


2010. Miquel Navarro. Expo Shanghai. Spain Pavillion. Shanghai, China.  Sous la Lune II. Voyage dans la Ville - Théâtre Forum Meyrin. Meyrin, Switzerland.


2009. Sous la Lune II. Metz Pompidou. Metz, France


Sous la Lune II. Exhibition space, Atomium. Brussels.


Sous la Lune II. Maison de l'Architecture et de la Ville. PACA. Marseille, France. 


Miquel Navarro - Sculptures. Galería Raquel Ponce. Madrid.


Sous La Lune II. Voyage dans la Ville - Cité de L'architecture & du patrimoine. Palais de Chaillot. Paris.


2008. Sous la Lune II. Megaron Concert Hall of Athens. Athens.


Sous la Lune II. Cité de l'Architecture. Paris.


Sous la Lune II. Museum of Contemporary Art, Panama City. Panama.


Sous la Lune II. Museum of the City of Mexico. Mexico.


Laboratories. Insights into the Permanent Collection: Miquel Navarro. Guggenheim Museum. Bilbao.


2007. Sous la Lune II. Eglise Saint André - Maison de L'Urbanite. Liège, Bélgium.


Sous la Lune II. Centre regional de documentation pédagogique. Poitiers, France. 


Simbioses: Arquitecturas do corpo e da cidade. Galería Torreao Nascente Cordoaria Nacional.


Catalogue. Lisbon.


Sous la Lune II. Museum of Modern Art. Istanbul.


2006. Miquel Navarro in the IVAM collection. Caixa Galicia Foundation. El Ferrol, A Coruña. 


Sous la Lune II. Association La Source. La Guéroulde.


Sous la Lune II. Grand Hornu Museum of Contemporary Arts. Hornu, Belgium. 


Miquel Navarro: Montajes, composiciones y figuras [Montages, compositions and figures]. Centro Cultural Contemporáneo Pelaires.


Catalogue. Palma de Mallorca.


Sous la Lune II. Gyeongnam Art Museum Changwon. Korea.


2005. Miquel Navarro. Ciudad Roja [Red City]. Instituto Cervantes Batha Museum. Fez, Morocco.


Miquel Navarro. Marlborough Gallery. Catalogue. Madrid.


Sous La Lune II. Voyage dans la ville. Swedish Museum of Architecture, Stockholm.


Miquel Navarro. Colon XVI Gallery.


Catalogue. Bilbao.


Miquel Navarro in the IVAM collection. February


2006. IVAM. Catalogue. Valencia.Sous la Lune II. Vallée de la Jeunesse 2006. Lausanne, Switzerland.


2004. Miquel Navarro: Wall City. Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao.


Miquel Navarro. VGO Musuem of Contemporary Arts. Vigo.


Miquel Navarro. La ciudad roja [The red city]. Mukhtar Museum. Catalogue. Cairo, Egypt. 


Miquel Navarro. La ciudad roja [The red city]. National School of Architecture. Tunisia.


Fluido en la urbe [Fluid in the city]. Church of Santo Domingo Convent. Pollensa, Mallorca. 


Miquel Navarro. La ciudad roja [The red city]. Instituto Cervantes. Munich, Germany.


Miquel Navarro. Palace of Los Serrano. Cultural Space of Caja de Ávila. Catalogue. Ávila.


Miquel Navarro. Sala Robayera. Municipal Council of Miengo. Catalogue. Miengo, Cantabria. 


Sous la Lune II. Université Unimail. Geneva, Switzerland. 


Miquel Navarro. La ciudad roja [The red city]. Instituto Cervantes, Rabat.


Miquel Navarro. La ciudad roja [The red city]. Instituto Cervantes, Tangier.


Miquel Navarro. La ciudad roja [The red city]. Instituto Cervantes, Tétouan.


Miquel Navarro. La ciudad roja [The red city]. Instituto Cervantes Villa des Arts. Casablanca.


2003. Sous la Lune II. Forum Meyrin. Geneva, Switzerland.  


A city in your hands. Miquel Navarro. Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts. Catalogue. Amman, Jordan 


A city in your hands. Miquel Navarro. Instituto Cervantes. Beirut, Lebanon.  


Sous la Lune II. Taipei Fine Arts Museum. Taipei.


Rund um die Stadt. Kinderkunsthal Villa Zebra. Rotterdam.


2002. Ciudad Roja [Red City]. Royal Stables. Cordoba.


Miquel Navarro. Marlborough Gallery Chelsea. New York.


Miquel Navarro Small Format 2002. Ciudad Roja [Red City]. Royal Stables. Cordoba.


Miquel Navarro. Marlborough Gallery Chelsea. New York.


Miquel Navarro Small Format. Marlborough Gallery. Madrid.


Miquel Navarro. Marcelino Botín Foundation. Catalogue. Santander.


Sous la Lune II. Parc du Golfe. Vannes.


Sous la Lune II. Scéne Nationale. Bar le Duc, France.  


Miquel Navarro. Colon XVI Gallery. December. Catalogue. Bilbao.


Marlborough Gallery. Madrid.


Miquel Navarro. Marcelino Botín Foundation. Catalogue. Santander.


Sous la Lune II. Parc du Golfe, Vannes.


Sous la Lune II. Scéne Nationale. Bar le Duc, France.  


Miquel Navarro. Colon XVI Gallery. December. Catalogue. Bilbao.


2001. Miquel Navarro. Galería Senda. Barcelona.


Palacete del Embarcadero. Catalogue. Santander.


Mimmo Scognamiglio Gallery. Naples, Italy.  


Rund um die Stadt. Faust Kunsthalle. Hanover, Germany.  


Sous la Lune II. Mantes la Jolie, France.


2000. El mundo de Miquel [Miquel's World]. Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  


Sous la Lune II. Ville d`Outreau, France.  


Sous la Lune II. Council of 10th Arrondissement. Paris.


Sous la Lune II. The Marcel Dessal Art and History Museum. Dreux, France.  


Wall City. The Giorgio Cini Foundation. San Giorgio Maggiori. Catalogue. Venice, Italy.  


Entre Muros [Between Walls]. Marlborough Gallery. Catalogue. Madrid.


Sous la Lune II. Aulnoye-Aymeries, France.  


Sous la Lune II. Grigny, France.  


Sous la Lune II. Beauvais, France. 


1999. El mundo de Miquel [Miquel's World]. National Museum of Fine Arts. Catalogue. Buenos Aires, Argentina.  


Galería Antonia Puyó. Catalogue. Zaragoza.


Sous la Lune II. Musée des Beaux-Arts. Nancy, France.  


El mundo de Miquel [Miquel's World]. National Museum of Visual Arts. Catalogue. Montevideo, Uruguay.  


El mundo de Miquel [Miquel's World]. Medici Riccardi Palace. Catalogue. Florence, Italy.  


Sous la Lune II. Galerie Municipale d'art contemporain Noisy le Sec, France.  


El mundo de Miquel [Miquel's World]. Pinacoteca do Estado de Sâo Paulo. October - November. Catalogue. Sao Paolo, Brazil. 


Sous la Lune II. Espace Xavier Rousseau. Argentan, France.  


Sous la Lune II. Odyssud - Blagnac, France.  


Eduardo Capa Foundation. Santa Barbara Castle. Alicante.


1998. El mundo de Miquel [Miquel's World]. Chicago Cultural Center. Catalogue. Chicago, Illinois.  


Sous la Lune II. Ludwig Forum. Aix la Chapelle. Aachen, Germany.  


El mundo de Miquel [Miquel's World]. Monterey Museum of Art. Catalogue. Monterey, Mexico.  


El mundo de Miquel [Miquel's World]. Museum of Modern Art. Catalogue. Mexico City.


Sous la Lune II. Centre cultural Jacques Tati. Amiens, France. 


El mundo de Miquel [Miquel's World]. Wilfredo Lam Center of Contemporary Art. Catalogue. La Havana, Cuba.  


Galería SCQ. Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña.


Sous la Lune II. Villa Noaïlles. Ville de Hyères, France.  


1997. Centre Cultural Sa Nostra. Catalogue. Palma de Mallorca


Sous la Lune II. Kingersheim.


La Ciutat Roja. Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art. MACBA. Barcelona.


Miquel Navarro 1973-1996. Palace of Mining. Catalogue. Mexico City.


Miquel Navarro 1973-1996. Cabañas Cultural Institute. Catalogue. Guadalajara, Mexico.  


El mundo de Miquel [Miquel's World]. Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California. Catalogue. Los Angeles, USA.  


Sous la Lune II. Ville d'Aubervilliers, France.  


Miquel Navarro, Sculptures. Galería Gianni. Palma de Mallorca.


Around the city. Wilheim Lehmbruch Museum. February 98. Duisburg, Germany. 


PUBLIC WORK


2010. Almassil. Mislata, Valencia. 


2008. Válvula con Alberca [Valve with Water Tank]. Zaragoza.


2007. Mantis. Murcia.


2006. Connections. Bilbao Fine Arts Museum


2003. Palas Fundición [Cast Blades] (sculpture). Ceutí, Murcia. 


2003. El Parotet. Valencia.


2002. Palera (sculpture). Malaga.


2002. La Mirada [The Look] (sculpture). Vitoria-Gasteiz.


2001. Cabeza con Luna Menguante [Head with Waning Moon]. Mislata, Valencia. 


2000. Vigía [Lookout] (sculpture). Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


2000. Oteando [Scanning] (sculpture). Torrelavega, Cantabria. 


1999. Saltamontes Libando [Sipping Grasshoppers] (public fountain). Castellón.


1999. Home Guaita (sculpture). Valencia.


1999. Casco Industrial [Industrial Helmet] (sculpture). Bilbao.


1999. Andarín (sculpture). Gijón, Asturias. 


1996. Centinela (Sentry). Hotel San Roque. Garachico, Tenerife. 


1994. Boca de Luna [Mouth of the Moon] (public fountain). Brussels.


1992. Mástiles [Masts]. Hotel Valencia-Palace. Valencia.


1992. Fraternitat [Fraternity] (sculpture). Barcelona.


1990. Torre del Sonido [Sound Tower] (sculpture). University Carlos III of Madrid. Getafe, Madrid. 


1989. Minerva Paranoica [Paranoid Minerva] (sculpture). Castellón.


1989. Fanalet (Streetlamp). Quart de Poblet, Valencia. 


1989. Ars Longa Vita Brevis. Autonomous University. Barcelona.


1986. Torreta [Turret] (public fountain). Turis, Valencia. 


1984. Public fountain. Valencia.


MUSEUMS AND INSTITUTIONS EXHIBITING HIS WORK


The Solomon. R. Guggenheim Museum. New York, USA.  


The Álava Museum of Fine Art. Vitoria.


"La Caixa" Banking Foundation. Barcelona.


Valencian Institute of Modern Art. IVAM. Valencia.


Museo Reina Sofia. Madrid.


Lambert Foundation. Brussels, Belgium  


Provincial Government of Valencia. Valencia.


Centre Georges Pompidou. Paris, France.  


Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art. MACBA. Barcelona.


Extremadura and Ibero-American Museum of Contemporary Art. MEIAC. Badajoz.


Argentaria Collection Madrid.


Banco de España Collection. Madrid.


Renfe Collection. Madrid.


Aena Collection. Madrid.


The Coca-Cola Foundation, Spain. Madrid.


ICO Foundation, ,Madrid.


Polytechnic University of Valencia. Valencia.


Centre Cultural Sa Nostra. Palma de Mallorca.


Sofia Imber Contemporary Art Museum. Caracas, Venezuela.


Museum of Fine Arts of Valencia, San Pio V, Valencia.


Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum. Duisburg, Germany.


Museo Wurth. Künzelsau, Germany. 


Mie Prefectural Art Museum. Mie, Japan.  


Atlantic Modern Art Centre. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


Guggenheim Museum. Bilbao.


Banc Sabadell Collection. Sabadell. Josep Suñol Foundation. Barcelona.


Caixa Galicia Foundation. A Coruña.


Burgos Cathedral, Altarpiece. Burgos.


Würth España SA. Agoncillo, La Rioja.


Eduardo Capa Foundation. Arganda del Rey, Madrid.  


AWARDS AND RECOGNITION


1986. Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas [National Visual Arts Award].


1987. Alfons Roig Award. Provincial Government of Valencia.  


1990. CEOE Award for the Arts.


1995. ARCO Award from Spanish Association of Art Critics (AECA).  


2001. Premio Valencianos para el Siglo XXI [Valencians for the 21st Century Award]. Las Provincias. 


2002. Distinction from the Valencia Regional Government for Cultural Merit.


"Valencianos del Mundo" Visual Arts Award granted by the Valencia Regional Government and El Mundo newspaper. 


2008. VIII Julio González International Award.


Academic of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando [San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts].


Works by Miquel Navarro

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