Claude Closky has taken pictures of euros : 500, 100, 50 or 20 euro notes, brought together for the duration of a shot. Lying on the floor, overlapping each other, they are photographed in high angle shots in groups of 5 to 20 notes. Each series is presented as a two-page spread, with mention made of the total amount of money shown.
Born 1963, Claude Closky lives in Paris. He works with different medias (video, photography, internet, painting...).
His work was presented at the Bass Museum, Miami (2005), the Busan MoMA, Busan (2005), the CCA, Glasgow (1996), the Centre Pompidou, Paris (2006), the GEM, The Hague (2005), Location One, New York (2003), the Ludwig Museum, Köln (2005), at the Madre, Napoli (2007), the Migros Museum
, Zürich (2002), the Miro Foundation, Barcelona (2004), the Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana (2000), the Musée d'art moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg (2006), the Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya (1997), Oca, Sao Paulo (2001), the Tate Liverpool (2003), the Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff (2006), etc.
He has participated to the Biennial in Lyon (1995), Rotterdam (photo 2003), Sharjah (2005), Sydney (1996), Taïwan (2000), Valence (2001), Venise (2001), etc.