Claudia Pajewski

June 23 > August 23, 2020

What does it mean for you to
inhabit a space during a residency period?

For me that means to start from the negative space of the image, getting inspired by the context and the surrounding environment. In other words, not only to create from a given space—as in my work I am often lead toward the opposite, to create an environment based on a subject—but also to enter in relationship with what the space has to offer, both in material and immaterial terms.


How would you define the space of your work and research? What will you investigate on this occasion?

Defining my job is an unnatural tiring exercise. I have been training for years in cross-genres and never bound myself to one. I insert myself transversally, intersectionally, queer-like, even in photographic forms. Therefore, on this occasion I would not like to investigate a single one, but rather to take care of my work by welcoming the unexpected.


Define "care" in three words

To slow down, to soften, to stay, to welcome.



Claudia Pajewski (L'Aquila, 1979) is a professional photographer specializing in portraits, street and stage photography. She collaborates with record cases, communication agencies, companies and cultural bodies between Rome and Milan. Her visual research focuses on themes such as gender identity, contemporary theater and urban transformations. In 2017 she published her first book, “Le mani della città” (DRAGO Publisher).