Claudio Rasano

«My photographic work is about the relation between space and subject.»

Lives and works in Basel, Switzerland

  • 2001–2002 History of Photography, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • 2000 Paddington School of Photography, Sidney, Australia
  • 1997 Parsons School of Photography, New York, United States

1970 born in Basel, Switzerland

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Solo Exhibitions

2014

«I Might be in Love With You», Oslo8 Contemporary Photography, Basel, Switzerland


Group Exhibitions

2016

«The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize», National Portrait Gallery, London, England*

2015 

  • «Portrait Salon», Embassy Tea Gallery, London, England / Tokyo, Japan*
  • «N_10 - FOG: Excerpts», Bohai Galerie, Hannover, Germany
  • «Magazinpräsentation FOG Magazin», Berlin, Germany*
  • «Scarcity-Waste. Syngenta Photography Award», Somerset House, London, England / Centro Cultural de São Paulo, Brasil / Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte, Brasilien / Expo Milano, Milan, Italy*
  • «Curate Life Collection Competition», Museum of African Design, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • «Lens Culture Exposure Awards 15», Photo London, London, England*

2014

  • Oslo8 Contemporary Photography Basel, Photobastei, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Cheltenham Art Gallery, Gloucestershire, England
  • Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, Scottland

2013

  • «The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize», National Portrait Gallery, London, England*
  • «Going Places. Reise ins Anderswo», iaab Basement, Basel, Switzerland*

2011

  • «The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize», National Portrait Gallery, London, England*
  • Fotolabor Pascale Brügger, Kunstfreilager Dreispitz, Basel, Switzerland
  • «Photobook Days», Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany

2010

  • Gallery 1839, London, England
  • Australian Centre for Photography, Paddington, Australia

2009

  • «Portfoliowalk», Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
  • Obscura Gallery St. Kilda, Melbourne, Australia

2008

  • Photoforum Pasquart, Biel, Switzerland
  • Frontstore, Basel, Switzerland
  • PhotoEspaña, Madrid, Spain*
  • London Photographic Association, London, England

2007

  • «11. vfg Nachwuchsförderpreis», Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel, Switzerland
  • Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne, Stiftung Binz 39, Zurich, Switzerland
  • «Passages», iaab choices, M54, Basel, Switzerland
  • «Ernte 06», Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz, Switzerland

2006

  • «Regionale7», Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal, Switzerland
  • «Regionale7», Musée des Beaux-Arts de Mulhouse, France

Awards and Grants

2016

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, London, England

2012

Iaab Studio Residency in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa

2009

Iaab Studio Residency in Fremantle, Australia

2006

Iaab Studio Residency in Tiflis, Georgia 


Collections

  • Museum of African Design, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Christoph Merian Stiftung, Basel, Switzerland
  • London Photographic Association, England
  • kulturelles.bl, Kanton Basel Landschaft, Switzerland
  • Christoph Merian Stiftung, Basel, Switzerland
  • Private Collections

Publications


* with catalogue

Published Works (print and online)

2016

  • Guest Blog April, Der Greif – Magazine for Photography & Literature
  • iGNANT
  • Incandescent - A Color Film Zine
  • Steadfast Arte
  • GUP Magazine

2015

  • Prism Photo Magazine
  • Fotografia Magazine 
  • Dodho Magazine
  • doc! Photo Magazine #32
  • Witty Magazine
  • The South African
  • Der Greif 
  • Made in Shoreditch Magazine
  • L’Oeil de la Photographie
  • GUP Magazine
  • Wonderzine Magazine 
  • Click Magazine
  • GEO Russia Magazine

2014 

Kunstbulletin

2010

  • Photographer's Forum Magazine, Best of Photography 2010
  • The Photo Paper Photography Masters Cup Winners

2009

  • World Photographic Arts Magazine
  • American Photo
  • Photographer's Forum Magazine, Best of Photography 2009

Artist's website


Nominations

2015

  • Bieler Fototage
  • Leica Oskar Barnack Preis, Finalist
  • Photography Masters Cup, Portrait 

2014

Photography Masters Cup, Portrait

2013

  • Photography Masters Cup, Architecture
  • Photography Masters Cup, Portrait

2011

Hasselblad Masters, Portrait

2010

  • Photography Masters
  • International Photography Awards IPA
  • European Publishers Award for Photography
  • Photographer's Forum Magazine

2009

  • American Photo Images of the Year, Portraiture
  • PX3
  • Head On 2009
  • Photographer's Forum Magazine, Best of Photography 2009
  • Photography Masters Cup, Color Award

2008

  • American Photo Images of the Year
  • The 2008 International Aperture Awards
  • Photo España 2008, Descubrimientos PHE08
  • London Photographic Association, Bronze Series
  • PX3
  • International Photography awards IPA
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Serbia. From the series: “Escaping”, 2015/2016. © the artist.
Serbia. From the series: “Escaping”, 2015/2016. © the artist.
Thembinkosi Fanwell Ngwenya. From the series: “Similar Uniforms: We Refuse to Compare”, 2016. © the artist. Courtesy: the artist and National Portrait Gallery, London, England.
School girl. From the series: “Similar Uniforms: We Refuse to Compare”, 2016. © the artist.
Tree. Switzerland. From the series “Im Winter”, 2014. © the artist.
Switzerland. From the series “Im Winter”, 2014. © the artist.
From the series: “Do We Need Passports”, 2012. © the artist.
From the series: “Do We Need Passports”, 2012. © the artist.
From the series: “Do We Need Passports”, 2012. © the artist.
Southafrica. From the series: “I Might Be in Love With You”, 2012/2013. © the artist.
Southafrica. From the series: “I Might Be in Love With You”, 2012/2013. © the artist.
Southafrica. From the series: “I Might Be in Love With You”, 2012/2013. © the artist.
Southafrica. From the series: “I Might Be in Love With You”, 2012/2013. © the artist.
Andrew. From the series: “I Might Be in Love With You”, 2012/2013. © the artist.
Southafrica. From the series: “I Might Be in Love With You”, 2012/2013. © the artist.
Southafrica. From the series: “I Might Be in Love With You”, 2012/2013. © the artist.
Southafrica. From the series: “I Might Be in Love With You”, 2012/2013. © the artist.
Exhibition view “I Might Be in Love With You - Photographs from Southafrica” with Oslo 8 at Photobastei, Zurich, Switzerland, 2013. © the artist. Photo: König Büro.
Claudio Rasano.