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

2020 Peccato, Art au Centre, commissaire Saryna Nyssen, Liège, Belgique

2020 Prima figlia femmina, Nosbaum Reding Projects, Luxembourg Ville, Luxembourg

2019 Prix d'Art Robert Schuman, commissaire Stilbe Schroeder, Villa Vauban, Luxembourg Ville, Luxembourg

2019 Luxembourg-Arles-Luxembourg, Cercle Cité, Luxembourg Ville, Luxembourg

2019 Aedicula, commissaire Danielle Igniti, Lët'z Arles, Chapelle de la Charité,

Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, France

2018 F(l)ight Sketches for Bert Theiscommissaires Angelo Castucci et Enrico Lunghi, Cercle Cité, Luxembourg

2018 Black Box(es), expositions collective, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg Ville, Luxembourg

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, 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



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


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


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


Art Freak, studio visit, Mudam, Luxembourg


Salon, ISCP, New-York, USA

Rencontres avec les artistes du Casino, Casino, Luxembourg



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

Projects, awards, residencies


Nominée par Stilbe Schroeder pour le Prix d'Art Robert Schuman, Luxembourg

Nominée par Pietro Gaglianò pour le Premio Modigliani, mention spéciale, Livorno, Italie


Bourse Bert-Theis, Fonds Culturel National du Luxembourg, Luxembourg


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



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



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



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



ADOR, residency Münzstrasse 10, Berlin, Germany



Agence Borderline, public art project, Luxembourg and Greater Region

European Capital of Culture 2007, Luxembourg



Waiting, Art Workshop, Casino, Luxembourg

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



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


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