Vladimir Clavijo-Telepnev was born in 1962 in Moscow. In 1986, he graduated from the Moscow Printing Academy with a degree in Graphic Arts.
Since 1986, he was worked as a photojournalist for a number of Italian, French and Spanish periodicals.
Simultaneously, he has taken part in painting and drawing exhibitions of Moscow artists.
Since 1993, he has been a member of the international Association of Graphic Artists.
Since 1996, he has been engaged in fashion and advertising photography.
1996 – Master’96 prize awarded by the advertising festival for the best ad project.
Since 1999 he has conducted own photographic projects (Belgrade anti-war project with seven famous Russian artists engaged).
1996, 1998 and 2000 – participation in the International Moscow Photo Biennale organized by the Moscow House of Photography.
Since 2000, he has been a member of the Union of Photographers of Russia.
Since 2000, he has been teaching photography at the Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University.
2001 – prize for the best youth magazine cover.
2001 – participation in the Fashion and Style in Photography International Festival organized by the Moscow House of Photography; recipient of the festival’s top award “Best photo project” or his work “Benedetta Barzini Portrait”.
2001 – Kodak Prize.
2001 – opening of the author’s photo school.
2001 – release of his first album “Imperfecto”.
In 2001, the Moscow House of Photography recognized him as a “classic of the Russian art photography”. In 2001, Kommersant’s ranking nominated Vladimir Clavijo-Telepnev as one of the two best photographers in Russia.
2002 – release of the second album “Impressions”.
2002 – the best photo project in the Exspo Beauty perfumery contest.
Since 2003, he has been teaching in the Design Academy.
2003 – the best photo project in the Exspo Beauty perfumery contest.
2003 – Post-Modernist Russian Nostalgia Exhibition (Kabakov, Nesterova, Bruskin, etc.), New York, USA.
2003 - exhibition at the LUMIERE Gallery, Moscow Russia.
2003 – exhibition at the State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia.
2003 - participation in the art project “40 Views on the image”, Comme de Garcon, Moscow, Russia.
2003 – exhibition at the Cervantes Institute Gallery. Moscow, Russia.
2004 - exhibition at the HAY HILL Gallery, London, UK.
2004 - exhibition at the Russian Culture Festival “Russian Evenings”, Art Hall of the Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, USA.
2004 - exhibition at the Benshaeb Art Gallery, Paris, France.
2004 - exhibition at the Novosibirsk Art Museum, Russia.
2004 - exhibition at the Krasnoyarsk Museum Centre, Russia.
2004 - exhibition at the Art-Service Center Gallery, Moscow, Russia.
2004 - exhibition at the LEAGUE Art Gallery, Kolomna, Russia.
2004 - exhibition at the STUDIO Gallery, Moscow, Russia.
2005 - release of the photo album “Cherry Orchard”
2005 - exhibition at the Tomsk House of Artists, Russia
2005 - exhibition at the Benshaeb Art Gallery, Paris, France.
2005 - exhibition at the Art Gallery of the University of Wisconsin, USA.
2005 - exhibition of the CHERRY ORCHARD project together with his student Yulia Bochkova at the JAMES Gallery, Moscow.
2005 - exhibition at the SHAZINA Gallery, Moscow,Russia.
2005 - exhibition at the Hayat Hotel Gallery, Dubai, Arab Emirates.
2005 – exhibition at the Grossman Gallery, Williams Visual Arts Building, Easton, Pennsylvania (Ilia Kabakov, Boris Mikhailov, Natalia Nesterova, etc.).
2005 - personal exhibition at the MILLIONAIRE FAIR, Moscow.
2005 – personal exhibition within the Russian Film Week in Paris “Paris-Art-Moscow”, Espace Cardin, Paris.
2006 - personal exhibition in Krasnodar, at the ESPECTRO Gallery.
2007 – The Moscow Fine Art Fair at the Manege.
2007 - personal exhibition at the MILLIONAIRE FAIR.
2008 - personal exhibition at WINZAVOD.
2008 - personal exhibition at the STUDIO 3 gallery at WINZAVOD.
2009 - personal exhibition at MERSEDES, Moscow, Russia.
2010 – PUSHKIN STATE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS opens the photography department with an exhibition featuring the only Russian photographer Vladimir Clavijo-Telepnev.
2011 – group exhibition at the ART MOSCOW FAIR.
2012 – the ZEPPELIN Gallery, personal exhibition, Moscow, Russia.
2012 - PUSHKIN STATE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, the Museum group exhibition, Photographer’s View to the 100th Anniversary of the Museum.
2012 – group exhibition of the best illustrators for Carroll’s Alice, Tea Party with Alice, The Story Museum, Oxford, UK.
2013 - group exhibition at the Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal.
2013 - personal exhibition at the ROZA AZORA Gallery, Moscow, Russia.
2014 group exhibition at Alexandre Gertsman Contemporary Art, New York, USA.
2015 group exhibition Greetings Venice Biennale at Alexandre Gertsman Contemporary Art New York, USA.
2016 His Grace Albert II Prince of Monaco opened a personal exhibition on Russian Independence day in Monaco.
2017 personal exhibition EL SILENCIO at the Bogolyubov Library, Moscow.
2018 group exhibition as part of the Photobiennale at the Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.
2018 personal exhibition in the halls of the Tsaritsino with the project “Kremlin”, Russia.
2018 personal exhibition in Florence, Italy.
2019 personal exhibition in Council of Federations, Russia.
2019 personal one-day exhibition in the Kremlin Palace of Congresses, Russia.
2019 – to june 2020 group traveling exhibition dedicated to “Alice in Wonderland” in the museums of seven cities in Japan (Kobe, Matsumoto, Yokohama, Fukuoka, Shizuoko, Nagoya, Niigata).
His works participated in the auction at the PHILLIPS de Pury in 2003 New York, in 2008 London and New York, in 2010 New York, at the Gene SHAPIRO in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 New York and the HERITAGE AUCTIONS in 2011 New York.
The author’s works are kept in the personal collections of Dmitry Medvedev, Nursultan Nazarbaev, Elton John, Princesses Michael and Marie-Christine of Kent and Peter Greenway.
Vladimir Clavijo-Telepnev is author of the unique Eglomise technique in Photography and the founder of the direct printing on wood technique. This technique is unique development of RosNano proposed Clavijo-Telepnev to create his own projects and improve this type of printing.