Albert Serra

Albert Serra (Banyoles, 1975) is a film director and producer. His first film, Crespià, the film not the village (2003), was not screened commercially. He later presented Honor de cavalleria (winner of the 2006 Barcelona Film Prize for Best New Director and for Best Film in Catalan) and El cant dels ocells (for which he won the 2009 Gaudí Prize for Best Film).

In 2009, he was chosen as the avant-garde cinema icon of the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs at the Cannes Film Festival.

In 2012, he was one of the artists selected to participate in dOCUMENTA in Kassel, where he screened his film Els tres porquets. The following year, he became the first Catalan director to win the Golden Leopard prize for best film for Història de la meva mort (2013) at the Locarno Film Festival.

He has recently been invited to show work at the Centre Pompidou in Paris (2013) and Bozar in Brussels (2014), where he was given carte blanche.

Chus Martínez

Chus Martínez (La Coruña, 1972) is currently Head of the Art Institute of the Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW) in Basel, Switzerland. She holds a BA in Philosophy and History of Art, awarded by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and has also done a master’s degree in curatorial studies at Bard College in New York. During her career, she has been Artistic Director at the Sala Rekalde in Bilbao (2002-2005), Director of the Frankfurter Kunstverein (2005-2008) and Chief Curator at the MACBA (2008-2011). More recently, she has worked at the Museo del Barrio in New York and was a member of the curatorial team for dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany.

In 2005, Martínez curated the National Pavilion of Cyprus for the 51st Venice Biennale, presenting a project by Panayiotis Michael and Konstantia Sofokleous. She was also a member of the advisory team for the Carnegie International exhibition in 2008 and participated as a guest curator in the 29th São Paulo Biennial in 2010. In addition, she has organised exhibitions around the world, has spoken at numerous seminars and conferences and has served as a member of juries for prestigious events. She publishes regularly in art journals.

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