federico clavarino

Born in 1984 in Turin, Italy. Federico Clavarino lives and works in Madrid, teaching photography at BlankPaper Escuela, and working on his own projects. Since 2016 he is represented by Viasaterna.


Published Work

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


Solo Exhibitions

2017, Italia o Italia, JEST, Torino

2016, Italia o Italia, Foiano Fotografia Festival, Foiano

2016, The Castle, Espace JB, Geneva

2016, The Castle, DOCfield, El Catascopio, Barcelona

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

2016, The Castle, Temple, Paris

2016, Italia o Italia, Photopia Festival, Reggio Calabria

2016, Italia o Italia, Spazio Labò, Bologna

2012, Ukraina Pasport, Begira Photo Festival, Durango

2012, Ukraina Pasport, Dr Nopo, Valencia

2011, Ukraina Pasport, Galería Mediadvanced, Gijón

2011, Ukraina Pasport, La Kursala, Cadiz

2011, Ukraina Pasport, BlankPaper Escuela, Madrid

2010, La Vertigine (FiestaFiesta 02), Bufalino, Madrid


Group Exhibitions

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

2017, 20th FotoPres La Caixa, CaixaForum, Barcelona

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

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 & Interviews 

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, The Castle, interview, La Grieta, Spain

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

2016, The Castle, interview, Xataka Foto, Spain/Canada

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, interview, Punctum, Italy

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

2015, Italia o Italia, interview, Fotografia Magazine, Blog, IT

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


Workshops & Lecturing

2017, La Leggenda di Re Esio, a workshop about making stuf 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, workshop, IED, Torino

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)

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 



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

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

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

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

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

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