Christian Tagliavini

Christian Tagliavini

Christian Tagliavini (*1971 in Switzerland) studied graphic design and worked as an architect and graphic artist before he focused on photographic art in 2000. His artistic development shaped his complex relationship with the art form. His works are not only »pictures« but designed narratives for which Christian Tagliavini produces all visible components himself: ranging from the interior of the set to the clothing of the protagonists. He regards himself as »photographic craftsman« with these unique compositions. His highly praised series »1503« (2010), »Carte« (2012), »Voyages Extraordinaires« (2015), »1406« (2017), and »Circesque« (2019/20) have been part of numerous international exhibitions and art fairs. He ranks among the most influental contemporary photograhic artists in the field of staged photography. Christian Tagliavini’s works are part of leading international private, public, and corporate collections.

Christian Tagliavini works and lives in Switzerland.


2023 · CAMERA WORK Gallery (Berlin)
2022 · Vichy (Portraits Photo Festival)
2020 · CAMERA WORK Gallery (Berlin)
2018 · Museum Fotografiska (Stockholm)
2017 · CAMERA WORK Gallery (Berlin)
2017 · Museum Arnold Vander Haeghen (Ghent)
2016 · Clervaux (Luxemburg)
2015 · CAMERA WORK Gallery (Berlin)
2015 · Foto Museo Bogotá (Bogota)
2014 · Padova Photographia (Padova)
2013 · CWC GALLERY (Berlin)


Private art collections, corporate collections, and public collections in Germany, Great Britain, France, Sweden, Switzerland, Austriam Italy, Spain, Denmark, Luxemburg, Belgium, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, USA, and China

Press review

Süddeutsche Zeitung
»a perfect illusion«

Berliner Morgenpost
»like paintings of Old Masters«

»Christian Tagliavini is the Renaissance photographer«

Harper’s Bazaar
»the works are beautiful-surreal«

Neue Zürcher Zeitung am Sonntag
»like oil paintings of Old Masters«

»phantastical photographs«

Spiegel Online
»a space homage to the Renaissance«

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