Ana Navas


Logos, plastic, textiles, bijouterie, acrylic paint, Ø 27,7 cm, 2020 (Photo Django v. Ardenne)

Ana Navas
In the work of multimedia artist Ana Navas (1984, Quito, Ecuador) concepts such as transformation, assimilation and appropriation play a significant role. Her presentations often consist of installations in which paintings, objects, assemblages and video work function as ‘domains’ where processes of transformation and assimilation take place. Looking at the surrounding world, Navas asks questions about the connection between the form and the function of an object, and about the relationship between the original and a copy. Nothing seems what it is!
Furthermore she is fascinated by the relationship between the high and popular culture. Art, to Navas, is a dialogue with the other, a dialogue not limited to an informed audience. The most important issues in her work relate to the way in which art is perceived and transformed beyond the context of art itself, and the points at which various disciplines such as ethnology, art and design intersect.

Ana Navas studied at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Kunste in Karlsruhe, where she continued as a Meisterschülerin (MA) with Franz Ackermann from 2010 to 2011. Between 2012 and 2014 she was a resident at De Ateliers in Amsterdam, followed by residencies in France, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia and The Netherlands. As a result the work is shown all over the world, in Mexico, Chile, Peru, Venezuela, the Netherlands, Germany, France, etc.. Her work  is included in private and museum collections within the Netherlands and abroad.

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