Born in Italy (Capodarsego, Padua) in 1970, he now lives in Barcelona (Spain). He has a PhD in Esthetic, Science and technology of Arts, by the University of Paris-Saint Denis (France). His work includes cinema, television, visual arts, music, theatre and literature. A big part of his work is centered in the sensibility towards social and political matters, and the search of epecificity in each platform he works on. He has taught workshops and conferences in different universities and cultural and artistic centers and writes regularly in magazines and newspapers.

http://czulian.blogspot.com.es/

Filmography

 2019 

No nacimos refugiados. Full-length documentary film which talks about the stories of six people. People who, at a certain point of their lifes, decided to exile instead of surrender. These are the stories about how, here and now, that decision gives a sense to their lifes.  

 

2017

Sin Miedo. Documentary about the fight that the families of the missing guatemalan during the dictaroship go through.

2014

Born. Feature fiction about the history of Barcelona, with the colaboration of Televisió de Catalunya.

Awards: Best Film at Sydney Independent Film Festival 2016 / Best Foreign Film at the Toronto World International Film Festival 2016 / Best Foreign Film at the Singapore World International Film Festival 2016 / Best actress in a leading role at the New York City International Film Festival 2015. / Best Cameraman – Jimmy Gimferrer – at the Finow Film&Script Festival 2016 / Best costumes – Elena Ballester – at the Milano International Film Festival.
 

2011

Fortuny and the magic latern. Documentary for TVE.

2007

Just like paradise. Documentary.

Awards: Best experimental documentary Canariasmediafest, Canary Islands 2008 / Spanish Documentary Screening Pravo Ljudski, Sarajevo 2009 / Festival itinerante Cinemadamare, Italia 2009 / Selected FidMarseille, France 2008

 

2006

The Shifting City. Feature documentary.

Awards: National Award of Cinema of Catalonia 2010 / Barcelona City Award 2009 / DocsBercelona Festival 2009 / International Film Festival of Orense 2010 / Taiwan International Documentary Festival 2008 / Split Film Festival, Croatia 2008 / Festival Urban TV, La Casa Encendida Madrid, 2008 / Festival of Documentaries and Animation FOK Leipzig, Germany 2007 / Sichuan TV Festival, China 2007 / Docudays Beirut, Documentary Festival of Beirut, 2007 / Festival Tertio Millennio, Roma, 2007.

 

2004

Beatriz/Barcelona. Feature Fiction Film.

Awards: Cinema and Video Film Festival of Buenos Aires, Argentina 2007 / Viña de Mar Film Festival, Chile 2007 / DIBA Digital Cinema Festival, Barcelona 2006

 

L’Avenir. Documentary.

Awards: Paloma de plata Documentary and Animation Cinema Festival of Leipzig (Germany) 2005 / Ecoménico Award Documentary and Animation Cinema Festival of Leipzig (Germany) 2005 / Award for Best Short Film doumentary at the Festival de Cine Numérico de Viña del Mar (Chile) 2006 / Tenth award Best Documuentary Mediteran Film Festival (Široki Brijeg, Bosnia Herzegovina) 2007 / Festival Anzioni Inclementi, (Italia) 2008 / Festival Black & White of Porto (Portugal) 2007 / Special mention of the Juyry at the international Cinema and Digital Arts (Girona) 2007 / International Festival of Tampere (Finland) 2006 / European Cinema Festival of Vannes (France) 2006 / Asuni Film Festival (Italia) 2006 / Festival INVIDEO of Milan (Italia) 2005

 

2002

Strange Looks. Short Film fiction. 

Awards: International Social Cinema Festival of Barcelona 2003.

Individual expositions

2019

We built the houses by the night. Centre Cívic La Maurina (Terrassa). Work-in-progress from Vallès:  making pasts, making futures. Videoinstallation and printouts.​

El viaje y los polígonos . Ripollet centro cultural. Work-in-progress from Vallès:  making pasts, making futures.. Printouts

Utopias. Cerndenyola Museu d'art. Work-in-progress from Vallès:  making pasts, making futures.. Videoinstallation.

 

2018

Vallès:  making pasts, making futures. Museu d'art de Cerdanyola. Work -in- progress . Videoinstallation.

Images at the time's shadow- The Factory. Museu d'art de Sabadell. Videoinstallation from Vallès:  making pasts, making futures.

2017

Bodies & places: affection. Cànem Gallery, Castellón. Videoinstallation and photography.

2013

Jeu de Paume, París, Histoires d'avenir. Films and videos of Claudio Zulian. Cicle of projections and creation of Power no Power.

2012

Enthusiasm. Bòlit Centre d'Art, Girona. Videoinstallation and creation of the piece Enthusiasm.

Enthusiasm. ACVic, Centro de Artes Contemporáneas de Vic. Videoinstallations

2011

2031/2111. Public Space, Ayerbe (Aragón, Spain). Videoistallation. Assignment from Mucho + que cine. Videoinstallation.

It won't be the same. La Virreina Centre de la Imatge, Barcelona. Videoinstallation.

Fortuny and the magic latern. Design Museum HUB Barcelona. Videoinstallation.

2010

It won't be the same. H2O Gallery, and public space in Carmel, Barcelona. Videoinstallation and performance.

La Enana Marrón. Restrospective. Films and videos by Claudio Zulian Madrid, April. 2010. 

2009

After Violence. H2O, Art Gallery Barcelona. Videoinstallation.

2008

Poetic Politics. CaixaForum Barcelona. Retrospective of films and videoinstallations.

 

2005

Seville City. Comisioned by El Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC). Seville. Photographic exposition. 

2004

L'Avenir.  Videoinstallation. Comisioned by Base 10/18 and Lille European Capital of Culture.

 

2002

Girona i Girona i Girona, Assignment from Centre Cultural de la Mercè. Council of Girona. Videoinstallation.

Finestra de Magraners. Departamiento de Cultura del Ayuntamiento de Lérida. Videoinstallation.

2001

La democratie est-elle un art?  La Maison de Culture de Grenoble. France. Photo installation. 

2000

S’ubac. Assignment from XXI Festival Encontre Internacional de Compositors. Palma de Mallorca. ACA Institution. Sound installation.

1999

El Retablo de Secà de Sant Pere. Assignment from Departamento de Cultura – Ayuntamiento de Lleida. LLeida. Photo installation.


1996

Re/cuerdo. Galeria l'Angelot. Barcelona. Installation.
 

Before 1996 he was active in the music industry, working as a compositor and performer of contemporary music. 

Collective installations

2016

El Olivo. LOOP Festival, Barcelona. Videoinstallation.

Power no Power. LOOP Festival, Barcelona. Screening.

2012

2031/2111, Just like paradise and L’Avenir. Bienal of Art in Guatemala. Videoinstallations.

2031/2111, Just like paradise and L’Avenir. Ciudad de la Imaginación, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. Videoinstallations.

2011

L'Avenir. Kanvas Art Gallery, Tunis. Videoinstallation from the collective exhibition [“Odela”]

2010

El Olivo. Casa de la Merced, Cordoba. Videoinstallation. From the collective exhibition “Paradeisos”. Comissioned by La Diputación de Córdoba.

2009

After Violence. Rencontres Internationales d’Art Paris/Berlin/Madrid. Videoinstallation. Madrid Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo, Berlin Haus Der Kulturen der Welt.

2008

The Shifting City. Rencontres Internationales d’Art Paris/Berlin/Madrid. Videoprojections. Madrid Instituto Cervantes, Berlin Haus Der Kulturen der Welt, Paris Centre Pompidou.

Renacimiento. Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga (CAC). Videoinstallation and perdormance. Music by Diana Pérez.

Publications

Zulian, Claudio (2014). "Entusiasmo-La buena vida". Final debate at Salt about the project "Enthusiasm". With the collaboration of Assane Pathe Mane, Salima Abdessamie, Salomón Ferrer, Rosa Pera and Claudio Zulian.  [Video file] Recovered from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wmH368aTh0

(2013). "El Oriente de Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo (Granada, 1871 -- Venecia, 1949): Arte, ciencia y diseño". Tribute to Mariano Fortuny by Casa Árabe.  With the collaboration of Eduardo López Busquets, Guillermo de Osma, Elvira González Asenjo and Claudio Zulian. [Video file] Recovered from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9e4YVgqGsA8&t=1503s

Zulian, Claudio (2012) "Mi biblioteca multilingüe" in El Ciervo, revista de pensamiento y cultura. EC 731 February 2012

Zulian, Claudio (2010) "Shifting City" Publication of the script in poetry. Palma de Mallorca, Calima Ediciones.

Zulian, Claudio(2010). "Conversaciones: El giro educativo en el Estado Español." in Desacuerdos. Mesa redonda moderada por Carles Guerra. MACBA, 16 Septiembre 2010.  

Zulian, Claudio (2009) A través del Carmel. Palma de Mallorca. España:  Calima Territorios.

Claudio Zulian (2009) “A través del Carmel” Interview to Claudio Zulian(1). [Video file] Recovered from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giNutQCWeWo .

 

Claudio Zulian (2009) “A través del Carmel” Interview to Claudio Zulian(2). [Video file] Recovered from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlYgJRPaltM

Zulian, Claudio (2008) "L'avenir/Meurchin" in Le Sens de l'usine. Arts, publics, médiations. Creaphis(ed) Paris.

Zulian, Claudio (2008) "Visions du Carmel" in Le Sens de l'usine. Arts, publics, médiations. Creaphis(ed) Paris.

Zulian, Claudio (2008) "Espaces et lieux" in Le Sens de l'usine. Arts, publics, médiations. Creaphis(ed) Paris.

AA. V V.  (2005): Sevilla Ciudad. Claudio Zulian, Claudio Zulian(ed) Junta de Andalucia. Consejeria de Cultura(ed) Sevilla: Centro andaluz de Arte contemporáneo. 

​Zulian, Claudio (2004) "Arte y ciudad" in Art i Ciutat, d'Humanitats 16. Girona: Ajuntament de Girona.

Zulian, Claudio (2002). Horas de la ciudad. Palma de Mallorca. España:  Calima Territorios.

Zulian, Claudio (2001) "La démocratie est-elle un art?" in Chantier Public 1. Yolande Padilla(ed). Grenoble, France. 

Zulian, Claudio (1999) "Pensar la música del lloc" in Tranversal, revista de la cultura contemporània. Departamiento de Cultura del Ayuntamiento de Lérida(ed) Lérida. 

Zulian, Claudio (1999) "Redes encubiertas" in  Una cambra pròpia.  Museu d'art de Girona(ed). Gerona. 

Zulian, Claudio, Ed (1998) "Escenas del raval". Barcelona, España: CCCB. 

Zulian, Claudio y Ordinas,  Joan Josep (1981). Welcome to Amoriños (Vinilo). España, Umyu . 

Música contemporánea catalana Vol. 6-7. Asociación Catalana de Compositores.