BY GILBERTO ACEVES NAVARRO

A bridge between art, healthy living and environmental awareness through an inspiring artistic expression.


In increasingly congested cities where people lead hectic lives with little time for exercise or relaxation, bicycles offer a novel solution for urban development.
Gilberto Aceves Navarro also has a vision of the bicycle as a universal symbol that transcends cultural differences and can improve many contemporary issues that affect us all. Aceves Navarro believes that small positive activities can affect great change, and is concerned with the environmental impact of everyday actions.

Through Las Bicicletas Aceves Navarro intends to highlight a growing movement, bringing together public art, sustainable urban development and health education because ultimately, the project is an invitation to participate in turning small actions into big change.




THE EXHIBIT
The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) and NYC Parks are pleased to present Gilberto Aceves Navarro’s LAS BICICLETAS in various New York locations. This ground-breaking exhibit will hold a unique place in Mexican art history.

This summer, LAS BICICLETAS celebrates both art and bicycle riding in one of the most important cultural hubs of the world. One hundred twenty-two "bicicletas" sculptures will be installed in ten public spaces throughout Brooklyn and lower Manhattan during the months of July, August and September. The public will be encouraged to visit the exhibit on bicycle, following a route of approximately then miles of bicycle lanes and paths. Read More »

THE EXHIBIT
The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) and NYC Parks are pleased to present Gilberto Aceves Navarro’s LAS BICICLETAS in various New York locations. This ground-breaking exhibit will hold a unique place in Mexican art history.

This summer, LAS BICICLETAS celebrates both art and bicycle riding in one of the most important cultural hubs of the world. One hundred twenty-two "bicicletas" sculptures will be installed in ten public spaces throughout Brooklyn and lower Manhattan during the months of July, August and September. The public will be encouraged to visit the exhibit on bicycle, following a route of approximately then miles of bicycle lanes and paths.

Read More »
THE EXHIBIT
The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) and NYC Parks are pleased to present Gilberto Aceves Navarro’s LAS BICICLETAS in various New York locations. This ground-breaking exhibit will hold a unique place in Mexican art history.

This summer, LAS BICICLETAS celebrates both art and bicycle riding in one of the most important cultural hubs of the world. One hundred twenty-two "bicicletas" sculptures will be installed in ten public spaces throughout Brooklyn and lower Manhattan during the months of July, August and September. The public will be encouraged to visit the exhibit on bicycle, following a route of approximately then miles of bicycle lanes and paths.

Read More »
EXHIBITION POINT A:RIDE START, CITY HALL

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EXHIBITION POINT B:WELCOME TO BROOKLYN

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EXHIBITION POINT C:BROOKLYN WAR MEMORIAL/CADMAN PLAZA

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EXHIBITION POINT K: BARTEL-PRITCHARD SQUARE
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EXHIBITION POINT L: LOUIS VALENTINO JR. PARK
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Gilberto Aceves Navarro was born in Mexico City on September 24 1931, and he has been drawing for as long as he can remember.

Aceves Navarro studied in the Escuela Nacional de Pintura Escultura y Grabado La Esmeralda in 1950, and worked with David Alfaro Siqueiros on the murals of the UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) in 1952.

Aceves Navarro’s work has been exhibited several times at every major museum and gallery in Mexico, and his murals are permanent fixtures in Mexico City. He has also exhibited at the Pan American Union meeting in Washington, DC, the Brooklyn Museum, IBM Gallery, the La Joya Gallery in Los Angeles, as well as São Paulo, Brazil, Havana, Chile, Colombia, Japan, Spain, and Germany.

In 2008 the first retrospective of his career featured over 400 of his works at the Palacio de Bellas Artes.

Since the 1970s, Aceves Navarro has influenced generations of artists through his academic work in the ENAP and in his private studio.

Now over 80, he still paints every day, confirming that “drawing is fundamental to my life.”  Aceves Navarro’s work has also been described as a precursor to figurative expressionism.

Gilberto Aceves Navarro is one of the most important Mexican artists alive.
PHOTOS: NEW YORK CITY 2014
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NEW YORK CITY 2014
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PHOTOS: MONTERREY 2012
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PHOTOS: MONTERREY 2010
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PHOTOS: MEXICO CITY 2008
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VIDEO: THE BEGINNING
THE BEGINNING
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VIDEO: LAS BICICLETAS ARE COMING TO NY 2014
LAS BICICLETAS ARE COMING TO NY 2014
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