Artist Claudio Gobbi

Claudio Gobbi

Ancona, 1971. Lives and works between Berlin and Italy

Claudio Gobbi studied photography at the Bauer Institute in Milan specializing under the guidance of Gabriele Basilico. His projects - characterized by a continuous work in progress - address questions relating to cultural identity and borders, transnationality, the encounter between East and West, as well as the relationship between art, architecture and cultural anthropology, tackled starting from his own context of belonging: Europe.
He has received several international awards, including the Prix Mosaique (Centre National de l'Audiovisuel, Luxembourg) in 2003 for a project on the theme of Europe. In 2007 he was Artist in Residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. In 2009 he was invited to carry out a project for the Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art in Greece and in 2010 he was commissioned to photograph the MAXXI as part of the "Cantiere d'Autore" project. In 2016 he was nominated for the Deutsche Bourse Photography Prize for his first monograph “Arménie Ville” edited by Hatje Cantz. Recent projects include the Universo Olivetti exhibitions. Communities such as Utopia Concreta, conducted by the MAXXI Museum for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and currently on a world tour, and The Fine Hands Show, a project by the Goethe Institut for the Krasnoyarsk Biennale in Russia. A personal exhibition of his with over 80 photographs was held last winter in Venice at Ca' Pesaro. Among the public collections in which his work is present: MAXXI-National Museum of XXI Century Arts – Rome (IT); National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art – Rome (IT); Central Institute for Cataloging and Documentation – Rome (IT); Farnesina Collection – Rome – Italy; Civic Gallery – Palazzo Santa Margherita – Modena (IT); BNL-BNP Paribas Group Art Collection (IT); State Museum of Contemporary Art – Thessaloniki (GR); Mudima Foundation – Milan (IT); National Audiovisual Center – Dudelange (LU); Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art – Yerevan (ARM).