Fidel Sclavo was born in Tacuarembó, Uruguay, in 1960. He lived in Montevideo, Barcelona and New York, and he has been living and working in Buenos Aires for several years. He has studied drawing an painting since he was a child at the Conservatorio Municipal and in private studios, and he has also been trained in engraving and paper making at the Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales of Montevideo. Sclavo studied architecture, career that he dropped out shortly before ending.
He obtained a degree in communications science from the Universidad Católica del Uruguay.
After receiving many drawing prizes in Montevideo, he was awarded a grant to study in Paris. During the year of 1990 he attended the School of Visual Arts of New York, where he followed Milton Glaser’s lessons.
He participated in the Nada Art Fair (with Josee Bienveni Gallery, 2009, Miami), Pinta Art Fair (with Josee Bienvenu Gallery, 2009, New York), arteBA (with Galería Jorge Mara-La Ruche, 2007-2010, Buenos Aires), Art Basel Miami Beach (with Mara-La Ruche, 2010, Miami), ARCO (with Mara-La Ruche, 2011, Madrid), and Volta (with Josee Bienvenu Gallery, 2011, Basel) fairs, among others.