Claudio Moser, born in Aarau in 1959, studied film at the École Supérieure d’Art Visuel in Geneva with François Albera and Francis Reusser. In 1987 he received a fellowship at the Swiss Institute in Rome. From 1988 to 2004 he lived in Basel and participated in several artist residencies abroad: in 1993–94 at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, in 1995–96 at PS1 in New York, in 2001 with the support of the Zuger Kulturstiftung Landis & Gyr in London, and in 2003 at Gushul Studio in Blairmore, Canada. In 2004 he moved from Basel to Noisy-le- Grand in the suburbs of Paris. In 2006–07 he went to Berlin on a studio fellowship from the Aargauer Kuratorium. In 2007 he moved for a year to Le Rocheray in Vallée de Joux, an enclosed high-altitude valley in the Swiss Jura.
2011 stay in Tel Aviv. He currently lives and works in Geneva.
Claudio Moser, travels around his environment, drives and walks, looks up at the blunt, dark grey architecture that blocks the view, gazes into the distance and mexplores the horizon for deeper meanings. His urbanistic photography seeks out rhythms, cinematographic qualities, as if his camera were running non-stop.
Equally important, however, is the latent aspect, where nothing is ever fully formulated, clearly recognised or understood, as if he were feeling his way around in a grey, speechless zone, in a dense woodland maze that refuses to be disentangled. We come up against bars that obstruct the way, that divide the world into "inside" and "outside". Only a broken windowpane speaks of a deed, but it is over, and we do not know what happened. This latent recitation engenders a magnetic force; we are drawn into a tentative attempt to see, recognise and understand the world.