Ingrid Arriaga, Edgardo Navarro. Passerelles, Paris, Editions Lord Byron, 2021
1st edition Edition of 200 numbered copies The first 20 copies are accompanied by an original work by the artist Hardcover, 22 x 28 cm, 80 pages Trilingual edition: French , Spanish, English Translated into French by Marion Dellys and Gilbert Camps Translated into English by Ronald Bowen ISBN: 978-2-491901-16-5
The catalog Edgardo Navarro. Passerelles is the first monographic publication on the Mexican artist. She documents her personal exhibition at the Cultural Institute of Mexico in Paris, which took place from February 21 to April 30, 2020. The curator of the exhibition was entrusted to Ingrid Arriaga, who wrote the preface to the catalog and produced a interview with the artist.
Born in San Luis Potosi (MX) in 1977, Edgardo Navarro lives and works in Paris. A graduate of the Villa Arson in Nice and the School of Fine Arts in Leipzig where he attended Neo Rauch, the work of the Mexican artist has been the subject of personal exhibitions in galleries such as the Michel Rein gallery in Paris and the Albert Baronian gallery in Brussels. We have also seen his paintings in numerous group exhibitions such as at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Caen in “Murs”, at the Contemporary Art Fair in Montrouge, in “Phantom Scenario” at the FRAC Normandie or in “Prisonniers du soleil” at the FRAC in Ile-de-France. The Métis thought of his country of origin, a melting pot of eras and civilizations, has accustomed him to focusing on the same reality. His artistic universe is based on an interweaving of the history of painting and his personal journey.
A doctoral student in social anthropology and ethnography at EHESS, Ingrid Arriaga has been a member of the Interdisciplinary Institute of Contemporary Anthropology at CNRS since 2014. After completing her humanities in Monterrey, she studied contemporary philosophy and cultural criticism at the University of Paris VIII before becoming interested in the anthropology of art. His current research questions the emergence of contemporary indigenous art in Mexico, looking closely at the case of the Wixárika or Huichol people. Ingrid Arriaga is also in charge of exhibitions at the Cultural Institute of Mexico in Paris and it is in this context that she organized the personal exhibition of Edgardo Navarro.