Biography

Claudia Passeri creates site-specific interventions and contextual pieces that explore human perception in relation to place. Depending on the site and the context, the work takes on social, political, and environmental aspects. Her research has a neo-romantic aspect that seeks, frequently via the use of irony, to reveal the mechanisms that activate the human creative processes, which transform how we view the world.

Claudia Passeri lives and works between Luxembourg (L) and Perugia (I). From 1998 to 2004 she studied set design at the Accademia delle Belle Arti di Bologna (I), photography at the ESI ‘Le 75’ in Brussels (B) and finally at the IED in Rome (I). Since 2002, Claudia Passeri’s work has been shown regularly in Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, etc.. In 2006, she is co-founder with Michèle Walerich of the public art project Agence Borderline. In 2011 she received the Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg Resident in NYC, this prize offers a four-month residency at ISCP in New York City (USA). A selection of her recent pieces has been shown in 2014 at the Mudam Luxembourg and BOZAR in Brussels (B). In 2015 she had a soloshow Mangia Mina at the Centre D'Art Nei Liicht in Dudelange, that has been shown in 2017 at the SRISA Gallery of Florence (I). Since 2016 her piece Zeitgeist - Karl Cobain is presented at Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'Art contemporain (L). In 2016 she obtained a residency at the Darling Foundry in Montréal (CA) fom the Fonds culturel national (FOCUNA).

 

 

 

Exhibitions, interventions

2018 Transitus immobilis, with Catherine Lorent and Serge Ecker, Art Week 2018, Luxembourg 


2018 Black Box(es), group exhibition, Saarländisches Künstlerhaus, Sarrebrücken, Germany


2017 Black Box(es), group exhibition, Centre d'Art Faux Mouvement, Metz, France 


2017 Papillons de résistance, Circolo Eugenio Curiel, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg


2017 Mangia Mina, solo exhibition, with the collaboration of Pietro Gaglianò, SRISA Gallery, Florence, Italy


2016 Zeitgeist - Karl Cobain, permanent piece, Cafésino, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg


2016 Jeff Desom, Claudia Passeri and Su-Mei Tse, Galerie Clairefontaine, Luxembourg


2015 Mangia Mina, Claudia Passeri with Pietro Gaglianò, CAC Nei Liicht, Dudelange, Luxembourg

Curator Danielle Igniti, 


2015 Steichen! Making meaning of a legacy, Bozar, Brussels, Belgium


2015 Tous les chemins mènent à Schengen, FRAC Lorraine, Metz, France


2015 Souvenirs from Europe, Ghost Editions, Lisbonne, Portugal


2015 En attendant le retour des dinosaures, with Jean Marc Aviance, Window Box, Oslo, Norway


2014 That troublesome knot, public sculpture, Bâtiment Publics, Lycée du Nord, Wiltz, Luxembourg


2014 NY-LUX, Edward Steichen Award 2004-2014, curator Enrico Lunghi, Mudam, Luxembourg


2013 Keep your Feelings in Memory, curated by Agence BorderlineNational Resistance Museum, Luxembourg


2012 Open Studio Days, ISCP, New York, USA


2012 Red sunset, emerald flash, HVCCA, Peekskill, New-York, USA


2011 Un ciclone tropicale nell’emisfero boreale, Centre d’Art Dominique Lang, Dudelange, Luxembourg


Curated by Danielle Igniti, texts by Pietro Gaglianò


2011 Labskaus, Künstlerhaus Speckstrasse, curated by Marc Soisson, Hamburg, Germany


2011 Sleep Disorders, Centre d‘Art Nei Liicht, Dudelange, Luxembourg


2011 J’aime la différence, Casa das Artes, Tavira, Portugal


2011 Viaschengen.org, in collaboration with D’Letzebuerger Land, Luxembourg


2011 Premiata Officina Trevana 2011, curated by Maurizio CocciaPalazzo Lucarini Contemporary, Trevi, Italy


2011 Campione, CAPe, Ettelbrück, Luxembourg


2010 Pentagonade, Galerie im Regierungsviertel / Forgotten Bar Project, Berlin, Germany


Curated by Catherine Lorent


2010 Preambles and Perambulations, Charles Dickens Museum, London, United Kingdom


Curated by Marco Cali, Pippa Koszerek, Mary Yacoob


2010 (Out Of) Control, BIP 2010, MAMAC, Liège, Belgium


2009 Une Nuit/Eine Nacht, CAC Castel Coucou, Forbach, France


2009 Quitte-moi si tu peux, Ambassade Kilo, Péniche Demoiselle, Paris, France


2009 Kilo, within the framework of Constellation, Centre Pompidou, Metz, France


2009 Ouvertures d’ateliers de Nancy, invited by JC Massinon, Nancy, France


2009 Mimosa, posters, March 2009, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg


2008 ADOR, project Münzstrasse 10, Berlin, Germany


2008 Fontana Candida, with Michèle Walerich, Centre d‘Art Nei Liicht, Dudelange, Luxembourg


2007 Multiplex en Résidence, LX5 homebase, Luxembourg


2007 Roundabout, curated by Christian Mosar, Rotonde 2, Luxembourg


2006 Be my lucky number, Agence Borderline Gallery, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg


2006 Issues, Centre d‘Art Nei Liicht, Dudelange, Luxembourg


2005 Surveiller et punir, La Médiatine, Brussels, Belgium


2005 Kësst-Iech, public elevator Grund Plateau St. Esprit, Luxembourg City Luxembourg


2003 Art Brussels 2003, Galerie Dexia, Brussels, Belgium​


2003 Otium, site specific intervention, Piazza Madonna de’Monti, Notte Bianca, Rome, Italy​


2003 Aperitivo pre-sciopero, happening, Bar Garibaldi, Gubbio, Italy


2002 4ème Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Louvain-la-Neuve, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium


2002 L’Idiot du Village, Théâtre de “l’L”, Brussels, Belgium


2002 Axion Art 2002, Galerie Dexia, Brussels, Belgium


2002 IDEAL, Halles de Schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium


2002 Prix Médiatine 2002, jury President : Thierry De Duve, Brussels, Belgium

 

Lectures, presentations

 

2018

Nuit des idées L’imagination au pouvoir ?, table ronde, Mudam, Luxembourg


2017

Présentation aux étudiants de la Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence, Italie


2016

Conférence, présentation de fin de résidence, Fonderie Darling, Montréal, Canada


2013

Art Freak, studio visit, Mudam, Luxembourg


2012

Salon, ISCP, New-York, USA

Rencontres avec les artistes du Casino, Casino, Luxembourg

 

2006

Wazzup?, European Month of Photography, Fotogalerie Wien, Austria

Projects, awards, residencies

2014

Soirée de Résistance, Agence Borderline, Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg, Luxembourg

 

2013

Keep Your Feelings in Memory, Agence Borderline, National Resistance Museum, Luxembourg

 

2011

Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg, Luxembourg resident in NYC at ISCP, Luxembourg-USA

Bourse d’aide à la création, Ministère de la Culture, Luxembourg

FOCUNA, Fonds Culturel National, Luxembourg

 

2009

Be my Guest, Agence Borderline, Exit 07, Carré Rotondes, Luxembourg

 

2008

ADOR, residency Münzstrasse 10, Berlin, Germany

 

2007

Agence Borderline, public art project, Luxembourg and Greater Region

European Capital of Culture 2007, Luxembourg

 

2005

Waiting, Art Workshop, Casino, Luxembourg

Pasolini Amore e Rabbia, exhibition and workshop, Galerie QG SalzInsel, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

 

2002

Une aiguille dans une meule de foin, screening night, Brussels, Belgium

Publications, editions

Keep your Feelings in Memory, exhibition catalogue, ed. Agence Borderline

Texts by Pietro Gaglianò & Gian Maria Tore, designed by Saskia Gevaert, Luxembourg, 2014

 

MUDAMI Card, Mudam, Luxembourg, 2013

 

Un ciclone tropicale nell’emisfero boreale, exhibition catalogue, ed. Centre d’Art Nei Liicht

Text by Pietro Gaglianò, designed by Bunker Palace, Luxembourg, 2011

 

Borderline, catalogue, ed. Agence Borderline, designed by Monsieur et Madame,

nominated for the Prix Fernand Baudin 2009, Wiels, Brussels, Belgium-Luxembourg, 2009

 

Roundabout, exhibition catalogue, Luxembourg, 2007

 

Mutations 1, European Month of Photography, ed. Contrasto, Rome, Italy, 2006

Etudes

2002-2004 Istituto Europeo di Design, Rome, Italy

1999-2002 Ecole Supérieure de l’Image”le 75, Bruxelles, Belgium

1998-1999 Accademia di Belle Arti, Bologna, Italy