Turin, 1984. Lives and works in London.
After studying creative writing at Alessandro Baricco’s Scuola Holden in Torino, he went on to pursue a career in documentary photography at BlankPaper Escuela directed by Fosi Vegue in Madrid. He also taught there between 2012 and 2017. He’s currently finishing his PhD at the Royal College of Art in London, where he achieved a Master of Research in 2020. Clavarino’s work is centred on different subjects, touching on topics such as power, history and representation. He has published seven books so far: 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 (Ediciones Anomalas, 2021). His work has been exhibited in different parts of Italy and Europe, in festivals such as PhotoEspaña, Les Recontres d'Arles and Fotofestiwal Łódź, in galleries, including Viasaterna in Milan, Temple in Paris, Espace JB in Geneve, and in museums (Caixa Forum Madrid / Barcellona, MACRO Roma, Contretype Center Bruxelles). He has led several workshops and lectured in museums (MACRO in Rome, CCCB in Barcelona, Museo San Telmo in San Sebastian, Victoria and Albert Museum in London) as well as in schools (ISSP in Latvia, D.O.O.R. e Officine Fotografiche in Rome) and universities (Leeds, Roehampton, South Wales, Navarra).