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Born in Italy (Capodarsego, Padua) in 1962, he currently 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 specificity in each platform he works on. He has taught workshops and taken part in conferences in different universities along with cultural and artistic centers. He also writes regularly in magazines and newspapers.



Bulldozer. Short film by Anna Moreno, co-written and produced  by Claudio Zulian.


The Magic Mountain. Documentary feature film. Coproduced by Acteon and Jolefilm (Italy). 


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. 



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


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.


Fortuny and the magic latern. Documentary co-production with TVE and TVC, and collaboration of ICIC. Selected at AlJazeera International Documentary Film Festival 2012, and nominated for Best Documentary about Art at PriMED 2011.


After Violence. Experimental documentary in collaboration with Fundació ADSIS, Fundación Catalunya Segle XXI, Rencontres Internacionales d'Art, Fundación Obra Social "la Caiza" and the Departamento de Cultura de la Generalitat. Selected for the IBAFF Films Festival, Murcia 2011; Selected at the On-line Films Festival Rutger Hauer, 2010.


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



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.



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



Strange Looks. Short Film fiction. 

Awards: International Social Cinema Festival of Barcelona 2003.

Individual expositions


Lives. Retrospective of projects and video installations with social themes. A journey through various pieces made over the last twenty years.

Video installation located in the double space of CGAC, Galego Center of Contemporary Art.


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.



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.


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


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


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

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


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.


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. 


After Violence. H2O, Art Gallery Barcelona. Videoinstallation.


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



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


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



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.


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


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


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


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


El Olivo. LOOP Festival, Barcelona. Videoinstallation.

Power no Power. LOOP Festival, Barcelona. Screening.


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.


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


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


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


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.


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:

(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:

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: .


Claudio Zulian (2009) “A través del Carmel” Interview to Claudio Zulian(2). [Video file] Recovered from:

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.

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