Albert Serra, Personalien, film, 2019.
Albert Serra: Personalien is an exhibition by film-maker Albert Serra (Banyoles, Gerona, 1975), featuring his latest audiovisual work and framed inside the Fissures programme, set up to support contemporary artistic production.
Defined by critics as an unflinching artist who remains at a distance from the conventional circles of the genre, Serra has shown his work at major international festivals such as Cannes (2006 and 2008), Toronto (2016) and Locarno (2013), where his film Historia de la meva mort (The Story of My Death, 2013), set in the transition between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries through the literary figures of Casanova and Dracula, was voted Best Film. Serra also frequently works with museums, both in Spain and internationally; in 2010, in conjunction with the exhibition ¿Estáis listos para la televisión? (Are You Ready for TV?) held in MACBA, he presented a 14-episode series entitled Els noms de Crist (The Names of Christ, 2010), filmed in the museum’s galleries and based on the work The Names of Christ by Fray Luis de León (1586). A year later he made El Senyor ha fet en mi meravelles (The Lord Worked Wonders in Me) for the show The Complete Letters. Filmed Correspondence, in Barcelona’s CCCB, whereby Serra and his crew travelled to La Mancha in search of the landscapes in Quixote’s life that could be used for a film.