Albert Serra

Born in Banyoles (Spain) in 1975.

In 2006, he writes, directs and produces Honor de cavalleria (Honour of the Knights), premiered at the Directors' Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival. He writes and directs El cant dels ocells (Birdsong), premiered at the Director's Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival 2008. Els Noms de Crist (The Names of Christ) is screened at the exhibition Esteu a punt per a la televisió? (Are you ready for the TV?, Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona, MACBA) and premiered at Festival del Film Locarno 2011. Then, he writes and directs El senyor ha fet en mi meravelles (Lord Worked Wonders in Me), for the exhibition “Correspondències” at the CCCB museum (Barcelona Centre of Contemporary Culture) and premiered at Festival del Film Locarno 2011.

He receives the prestigious LUMA Award, granted by the LUMA Foundation in the Rencontres d'Arles 2011. Prominent artists such as Kenneth Anger or Jonas Mekas were among the nominees, selected by a notorious comitee (Hans Ulrich Obrist, Philippe Parreno, Beatrix Ruf). In 2012, He takes part in dOCUMENTA (13) with the 101 hour long film Els tres porquets (The Three Little Pigs), especially conceived for the venue and shot in Kassel during three months. In 2013, his new project Història de la meva mort (Story of My Death) is premiered at Festival del film Locarno, awarded with the Golden Leopard for the Best Film at the same Festival.

In the same year, Centre Pompidou in Paris entrusts Albert Serra with a carte blanche. He organizes the screening of his whole filmography, a conversation about Salvador Dalí with Hans Ulrich-Obrist and a roundtable entitled Toros!, about the aesthetics of tauromachy, with Miquel Barceló, Luis Francisco Esplá and Francis Wolff, among other activities.

Later this year a reedition of the retrospective is held in Bozar Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels, where he organizes the screening of all his films, a conversation with Catherine Millet on the spirituality in Zurbaran's paintings and a selection of mystical and religious films shown in Brussels Cinematek.

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