Part-Time Assistant Professor
MA, New York University
Serra is an experimental filmmaker, curator, author, and the
Executive Director of Film-Makers' Cooperative, the world's oldest and largest
archive of independent media. In Fall 2010, Serra co-curated, Counter Culture, Counter Cinema: An Avant
Garde Film Festival, a seven program, three day event at the Pacific Design
Center with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. In 2007 - 2008, Serra
was the curator of a six-part experimental film series titled “Cinema of the Unusual” at P.S.1
Contemporary Art Center. In 2007, Serra curated and traveled with the
show “New York Experimental” in
Warsaw and Paznan, Poland. In December 2008, the Office of Contemporary
Art in Oslo, Norway, invited MM Serra to lecture at and curate a two hour program
titled “Art (core): Avant Garde and
the Cinematic Body”. Her
film work was included in the program of “New York Experimental,” a four part historical overview of
experimental film from 1946-2007.
Her film, Chop Off,premiered at the Sundance Film Festival
and was screened at the Tribeca Film Festival and the Museum of Modern Art’s
Documentary Fortnight Series in 2009.
Her chapter on the work of Carolee Schneemann, titled “Eye/Body: The Cinematic Paintings of Carolee
Schneemann”, was published in Anthology of Experimental Filmmakers
by Duke University Press in 2007, 2008.