Life experiences in seven countries, three continents and fifty-five homes has become a resource for Cadine. The core of her work questions the ways we continually adapt and re-define ourselves within the perpetual present. Exploring the language and form that embody modern boundary practices, Navarro often uses her own story as a platform for collaborative work. Recently, ecological transformations have become a driving force in her artistic practice.

Born Kobe, Japan
French-American, based in Paris, France


2016-17 HISK Laureate, BE
2006-08 MFA Goldsmiths University, London, UK
2004-06 BFA Rietveld Akademie, NL
2000-01 GradCert New York Academy of Art, focus painting, USA
1995-00 BA Art History, French, Japanese, Sussex University, UK

Exhibitions (Selection)

2019 Musée de la Chasse et Nature, Paris (FR)
2019 Contour Biennale 9, curated by Natasa Petresin Bachelez, Mechelen, (BE)
2018 SeedBalls performance and workshop, Venice Architecture Biennale (IT)
2018 Two Fragments in collaboration with Bl!ndman, De Single Antwerp (BE)
2018 Natuurlijk, CWART, curated by Corrine Walder and Mildreda Deleersnijder, (BE)
2018 Mystic Properties, Art Brussels, curated by Elena Sorokina (BE)
2018 DeVisu, DRAC Foundation, Normandy (FR)
2017 The Gird and the Cloud: How to Connect, Vanderborght, curated by Elena Sorokina, Brussels (BE)
2017 Trust is Not a Mood, Barely an Emotion, ING Gent, curated by Elena Sorokina, Ghent (BE)
2017 De Visu, l’Abbatiale Saint Ouen, selected by DRAC, Normandy (FR)
2017 DeVisu, DRAC Foundation, Normandy (FR)

2017 Open studios HISK, BE
2016 Anthropologies, Galerie La Forest Divonne Project Space, Brussels (BE)
2016 La Traverser des Apparences, Le Portique, selected by DRAC, Normandy (FR)
2016 Paratex 10, Hangar, Barcelona (SP)
2016 Open studios HISK, BE2015 Dans le Silence ou dans le Bruit, Le SHED, curated by Julie Faitot, Notre Dame de Bonneville (FR)
2014-15 Metamorphosis Project (series), Gallery UBI, Rouen (FR)
2014-15 Le Petit Salut (series), in collaboration with Jason Karaindros and Guy Lemounier, ESDHAR Rouen (FR)
2014 Fragments of a Former Moon, Concourse Gallery, curated by Kimberly Phillips, Vancouver (CA)
2013 Cinémorphe, Galerie Le SeptCinq, Paris, curated by Romilly Walton Masters (FR)
2012 ‘Breathe’, Making Sense Colloquium, American Foundation, Paris (FR)
2011 Le Site Matrixiel, Treignac Project Space, curated by Sam Basu, Limoges (FR)
2010 Snow-Ball Effect, Mains d’Oeuvres, curated by Charlotte Moth, Peter Fillingham, Paris (FR)
2009 Playgrounds, Chowaiki Gallery, NYC (USA)
2009 VB64, Performance model Vanessa Beecroft, Deitch Studios, New York (USA)
2008 UNFAIR PROJECT, de Service Garage, Art Amsterdam (NL)
2008 Auction in a Suitcase, 1:1 Project Space, Rome, curated by IM press (IT)
2008 Rupture Series III, Making Waves, Plan B Space, Amsterdam (NL)
2008 Rupture Series II, The Witness, Plan B Space, Amsterdam (NL)
2007 Rupture Series I, Long Street Workshops, London (UK)
2007 Fall-In-Theater, Ashwin Street Gallery, London (UK)
2006 Lucky You Met Me, ////////////PACT, Amsterdam (NL)


2017 The World that Would, Publication Studio Rotterdam
2017 40 Things I’ve Learned, Publication Studio Rotterdam
2017 Drawing With the Third Eye, Publication Studio Rotterdam
2014 Fifty-Five Homes, Publication Studio Vancouver
2009 A Rupture Event, Ana Genovés catalogue raisonné, Aldgate Press, London
2009 Recession Proof, Unfair Project catalogue, Art Amsterdam
2008 A Fine Red Line, IM Press, London
2008 Drawing a Line between the Artist and the Curator, Archival collection at Gallery Apollinaire, Milan, mentored by Daniel Buren, Fondazione Ratti, IT
2007 On Intuition and Beauty, Celeste Painting Prize, London

Reviews/ Articles

2018 Rencontre Nocturne avec Aubry Daerden, LPDO
2017 A Peripatetic Journey, Roel Arkesteijn in conversation with Cadine Navarro
2015 Chez Cadine, Une Piece de Plus, ESHDAR publications, Rouen
2011 Old Marks and Burn Marks: The 51 Homes of Cadine Navarro, Fohnhouse
2011 Converging and Parallel Lines, Dr Lorna Collins
2011 Experience, Clam Magazine, Fall Edition, Paris
2009 Tough Times Loosens Creativity, New York Times, May 2009


2017 Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee
2016 Hangar residency, Barcelona
2012 Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto
2011 ACSI, Aalto University, Helsinki
2010 Dena Foundation, Le Centre de Récollets, Paris
2009 SVA Summer Residency Fellowship, New York
2007 CECAC (European Course for Contemporary Art Curators), Milan


2017 DRAC Haute Normandie, Production Grant
2015 DRAC Haute Normandie, Travel grant, Japan
2008 Royal Talens Painting Prize, Amsterdam
2006-08 UK Arts and Humanities Research Council Scholarship (AHRC)

Artist Talks/ Workshops

2017-18 De Visu, DRAC (FR)
2016 Hangar Paratex 10, (SP)
2016-17 HISK, (BE)
2014 ESDHAR Beaux Arts Rouen, (FR)
2013 Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, (BC)
2010 Parsons School of Art and Design, (FR)

Professional Experience

2010- CELSA-SORBONNE Paris, Department for Language, Media and Communication, graduate instructor
2010- NEOMA Business School Rouen, undergraduate and graduate faculty member (Communication, Arts Management)
2009-10 Parsons School of Art and Design Paris, academic student advisor, summer residency program coordinator, lecturer
2008 Kate MacGarry Gallery, London, director assistant work placement
2004-08 Kvadrat Interior Design, Paris/ Amsterdam, administrative advisor
2002-03 Galerie Ludovic de Wavrin, Paris, director assistant, curatorial assistance
2000-01 Roger Smith Gallery, New York, director assistant, curatorial assistance
1998-99 CAPC Museum Bordeaux, curatorial intern for Anish Kapoor, Cindy Sherman
2010- Kundalini Yoga Teacher