Curated by: Giangavino Pazzola
On 29 July 2021, in the CAMERA Project Room, Emergency Exit, a personal exhibition by Federico Clavarino (Turin, 1984), opens to the public who, through the reinterpretation and re-signification of twenty-five photographs and objects created in recent years by the artist, takes he examines the recurring themes of his artistic research to verify the ways in which contemporary identities are formed. Curated by Giangavino Pazzola, the exhibition itinerary includes images from three series of works conceived from the beginning of Clavarino's career to date: Italia o Italia (2010-2014), The Castle (2011-2016) and Eel Soup (2016- 2020). Emercency Exit by Federico Clavarino is the second appointment in the series of exhibitions “Passengers. Tales from the new world ", a reconnaissance project conceived by CAMERA and focused on the exploration of the artistic scenario of photographers born in the early eighties and mid-nineties. The exhibition is in collaboration with the Viasaterna gallery in Milan.
Federico Clavarino (Turin, 1984) is a photographer and teacher who lives and works in London. After studying creative writing at Alessandro Baricco's Scuola Holden in Turin, he continued his training in documentary photography at BlankPaper Escuela directed by Fosi Vegue in Madrid, where he also taught between 2012 and 2017 and with a Master of Research at the Royal College of Art of London (2019-2020). Clavarino's work focuses on themes such as power, history and representation. So far he has published seven books: Ukraina Pasport (Fiesta Ediciones, 2011), Italia o Italia (Akina, 2014), The Castle (Dalpine, 2016), La Vertigine (Witty Kiwi, 2017), Hereafter (Skinnerboox, 2019), Alvalade ( XYZ, 2019) and Ghost Stories (EA, 2021). His work has been exhibited in different parts of Italy and Europe with solo and group exhibitions, in festivals such as PhotoEspaña, Les Recontres d'Arles and Fotofestiwal Łódź, in public and private galleries, including Contretype in Brussels (2021) , Sa Nostra in Palma de Mallorca (2020), Viasaterna in Milan (2019), Temple in Paris (2016), Espace JB in Geneve and in museums such as Caixa Forum Madrid / Barcelona (2017), MACRO Rome (2015). He has collaborated as a lecturer for conferences and workshops with museums (MACRO in Rome, CCCB in Barcelona, San Telmo Museum in San Sebastian, Victoria and Albert Museum in London), in some schools (ISSP in Latvia, DOOR and Officine Fotografiche in Rome) and university (Leeds University, University of Roehampton London, South Wales, Universidad de Navarra).