Claude Closky has collected photographs, derived from advertisements referring to the father figure. Some of the visuals have handwritten annotations, either titles or short comments. The collection as a whole can be seen as tracing a possible/impossible biography.
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.