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Claudio Zulian (Spain)

Born in Campodarsego, Padua (Italy), 1960. Claudio’s backround as a composer and his Doctorate in Aesthetics lead him directly towards the composition, creation and direction of a number of theatrical preformances (Varios efectos del Amor; Telediario; Macbeth, sempre; Fragor, Taxi, Fonia, Trenes de Marzo, Renacimiento.), all of these sharing one common characteristic: the application of new technologies in the service of the spoken word and expression. All of these performances were produced by Acteon and presented at national and international festivals.

Work in the audiovisual area as well as the search for new forms of using the technical means available led Claudio to create audiovisual installations which were intended to be situated in art, cultural and conceptual centres (Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (Sevilla), Centre de Cultura Contemporánea de Barcelona, Caixaforum (Barcelona) Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea (santiago de Compostela), Espai d’Art Contemporàni de Castelló, Le cargo (Grenoble), La Casona (Panamá), Lille 2004). The materials produced for these projects have been developed hand-in-hand with documentary filmaking both for cinema and for television.

In 2000 Claudio wrote his first complete film screeplay courtesy of a grant from the Ministry of Culture ICAA.

In 2004 he directed and produced Beatriz/Barcelona and the documentary L’Avenir (The Future) and began to receive international awards (Leipzig, Mar de Plata (Chile), Tampere, Vannes...). In 2006 he directed the full film A través del Carmel (The Shifting City) which was selected in many festivals like DOK Leipzig, Docudays Beirut, Sitges Film Festival,...

In 2002 he published his first book Horas de la Ciudad (City Hours, Ed. Calima). His theoretical activity includes lectures, courses, and publications in the course of which he has touched on such topics as the nature of art, the history of the performing arts and the means of communication in context. He is an invited Professor at Zurich University.


  • A travérs del Carmel/ The Shifting City
    92´, Spain, 2006
  • Beatriz Barcelona
    75´, Spain, 2004
  • L´Avenir/ The Future
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