Claus Löser (born 1962 in Karl-Marx-Stadt). 1990 to 1995, studies at HFF Babelsberg. Since 1990, programme designer for the BrotfabrikKino in Berlin. Since 1992, freelance film critic. 1996 Foundation of the collection ex.oriente.lux – Experimental Film Archive East 1976 to 1989 and publication of the book Gegenbilder – Filmische Subversion in der DDR. In 2009, curator of the film series After Winter Comes Spring – Films Presaging the Fall of the Wall (Berlinale). 2009: documentary film Behauptung des Raums – Wege unabhängiger Ausstellungskultur in der DDR (with Jakobine Motz), 2011: Strategien der Verweigerung, 2015: documentary film Ornament & Verbrechen (with Jakobine Motz). Member of the juries for production funding at the FFA and the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, of the board of trustees of the DEFA Foundation and the advisory board of the VDFK.