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Federico Clavarino

federico clavarino

Born in 1984 in Turin, Italy. Federico Clavarino is a photographer and educator based in London. 


Published Work

2019, Alvalade, XYZ

2019, Hereafter, Skinnerboox

2018, La Vertigine, WittyKiwi revised edition

2016, A companion to The Castle (companion volume), Dalpine & Temple

2016, The Castle (book), Dalpine

2014, Italia o Italia (book), Akina Books

2011, Ukraina Pasport (book), Fiesta Ediciones

2010, La Vertigine, FiestaFiesta 02 (fanzine, monographic), Fiesta Ediciones


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019, Eel Soup, Viasaterna, Milan (with Tami Izko)

2019, The Castle, Gibellina Photo Road, Gibellina

2018, Eel Soup, Pinguin, Bruxelles (with Tami Izko)

2017, The Castle, Festival Emerging Talents, MACRO Testaccio, Roma

2017, Italia o Italia, JEST, Torino

2016, The Castle, Espace JB, Geneva

2016, The Castle, DOCfield, Barcelona

2016, The Castle, PhotoEspaña, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid

2016, The Castle, Temple, Paris

2016, Italia o Italia, Spazio Labò, Bologna

2011, Ukraina Pasport, Galería Mediadvanced, Gijón

2011, Ukraina Pasport, La Kursala, Cadiz


Selected Group Exhibitions

2019, Grand Prix, Fotofestiwal Lodz (with Tami Izko)

2017, BlankPaper, Histoires du Present Immediat, Les Rencontres d'Arles

2017, 20th FotoPres La Caixa, CaixaForum, Barcelona/Madrid

2016, Sulla Nuova Fotografia Italiana, VIASATERNA, Milan

2015, The PresentFotografia Festival Internazionale di Roma, MACRO, Rome

2014, Publish/Curate, TJ Boulting, London

2012, Pantha Rei, Galería Rina Bowen, Madrid

2011, Inmersión en lo Emergente, Galeria Cero, Madrid

2010, Le Garage, Arles, France


Grants & Awards

2019, Awarded the Premio de Fotografía Contemporanea de Mallorca for Ghost Stories

2019, Hereafter shortlisted for Arles Photo-text prize

2018, Hereafter shortlisted for Arles Luma Award

2016, Shortlisted for Prix Levallois

2014, Awarded the 20th Fotopres La Caixa grant

2012, Selected for Pla(t)form, Winterthur Fotomuseum, Winterthur, Switzerland

2011, Ukraina Pasport selected to be the image of Emergent Festival, Lleida, Spain

2011, Mention of Honor for Ukraina Pasport in the Book of The Year prize, PhotoEspaña, Madrid, Spain


Selected Features & Reviews  

2019, Hereafter, review by Laura El-Tantawy, Source Magazine, UK

2019, Hereafter, feature on Objektiv magazine, Norway

2019, Italia o Italia, feature on Monopol magazine, Germany

2018, Azucena, Azucena catalogue, furniture by Luigi Caccia Dominioni, art direction by Juma, Italy

2017, The Castle, review by Brad Feuerhelm, American Suburb X, US

2016, Italia o Italia, feature on IMA magazine Vol. 18, Japan

2016, Italia o Italia, review by Erik Vroons, GUP magazine, Netherlands

2016, The Castle, review by Adam Bell, Photo-Eye, Blog, US

2016, Italia o Italia, feature, PORT magazine, Russia

2015, The Castle, feature, British Journal of Photography Talent Issue, UK

2015, Italia o Italia, feature, HOTSHOE, UK

2015, Italia o Italia, review by Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa, The Great Leap Sideways, Blog, UK/US

2015, Italia o Italia, feature, Photocaptionist, Blog, UK

2014, Italia o Italia, review by Colin Pantall, Photo-Eye, Blog, US

2014, Italia o Italia, review by Olga Yatskevitch, Collector Daily, US

2011, Ukraina Pasport, review by Remì Coignet, Des Livres et Des Photos, Blog, Le Monde, FR

2011, Ukraina Pasport, feature, The Culturialist, NY Times, Blog, US


Teaching (Workshops & Lecturing)

2019-2020, El arco y las piedras, a workshop on photographic editing, LENS, Madrid

2019, Atlas, a workshop about montage and the atlas, La Regenta, Gran Canaria

2018-2019, Pensar la Fotografía, four lessons on thinking through photography, Master PhotoEspaña, PICA, Madrid

2018, Photography/Curating, a workshop mixing photographers and curators, with Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger, Fotofestiwal, Lodz, Poland

2018, ISSP Summer School Residency, tutoring, ISSP, Latvia

2018, Ghost Stories, a workshop about activating the archive, Arnolfini Centre/Bristol Archives, Bristol, UK

2018, Cuore di Pietra, a workshop about landscape and memory, SineGlossa, Ancona, Italy

2018, Atlante, a workshop about montage and the atlas, ISIA, Urbino, Italy

2018, Paisaje, Territorio, Identidad, a workshop with Awoiska Van Der Molen and Jon Cazenave, Museo San Telmo, San Sebastian, Spain

2018, The Body Photographic, a workshop about the life of photographs, University of Navarra, Spain

2018, Drawing in Sand, theoretical-practical project course, Atelier de Lisboa, Portugal

2018, Parallel Intersection, tutoring in the Parallel Intersection European program, Lisbon, Portugal

2018, Strateries Against the Map II, a workshop with Andrea Grützner, Lisbon, Portugal

2017, Il Corpo che Torna, a workshop about how images return, MACRO, Rome, Italy

2017, Retrate Quien Pueda, a workshop about photography, power and the body, MUGA, Durango, Spain

2017, Strategies Against the Map, a workshop with Andrea Grützner, Berlin, Germnay

2017, Fotolibro, a workshop on bookmaking with Fosi Vegue and Michele Tagliaferri, Skinnerboox, Jesi, Italy

2017, La Leggenda di Re Esio, a workshop about making stuff up, Wishot Lab, Jesi, Italy

2017, Un' avventura, a long and adventurous workshop, Il Cerchio dell'Immagine, Reggio Calabria, Italy

2017, Un Cadaver Exquisito, a workshop on fragments and montage, CCCB, Barcelona 

2017, Lungo i bordi, project workshop, IED, Turin, Italy

2016, Fotografie, chiacchiere e distintivo, a workshop on photography and truth, Officine Fotografiche, Rome, Italy

2016, What is a Photograph?, a workshop about reading photographs, University of Navarra, Spain

2016, Superficies Sensibles, three online lessons about the nature of photographs, JET LAG programme, FIAPP, Bolivia 

2016, Visiting lecture, Leeds College of Art, UK

2016, The Inhabited Image, a long workshop on walking and perceived space, ISSP, Latvia

2015, La Passeggiata, a workshop about photography and walking, Spazio Labò, Italy 

2015, Abitare l'immagine, a workshop about photography and space, D.O.O.R. Academy, Rome, Italy

2014, Resonancias, a workshop in visual narrative, La Termica, Malaga, Spain

2012-2014, Photography (within the course in Fashion Design), IED, Madrid, Spain


Teaching (BlankPaper Escuela, 2011-2017)

2016-2017, The Photobook: Editing and Production

2014-2017, Master Course in Photography

2015-2017, FOTO3. Developing a Photographic Project

2011-2016, FOTO2. Advanced Course in Photography

2011-2017, FOTO1. Introduction to Photography 



2019-2020, RCA MRes Arts and Humanities pathway, Royal College of Art, London 

2013-2014, The Photobook: Editing and Production, BlankPaper Escuela, Madrid

2013, Photography, Narrative and the Book, a workshop with Christian Patterson, BlankPaper Escuela, Madrid

2011-2012, Theory and History of Photography, BlankPaper Escuela, Madrid

2008-2009, Master Course in Photography, BlankPaper Escuela, Madrid

2007-2008, Introductory and Advanced courses in Photography, BlankPaper Escuela, Madrid

2004-2006, Master Course in Creative Writing and Narrative Techniques, Scuola Holden, Turin