Marc-Antoine Serra

France 1971

Photography, Video Art, Design, Drawing

Marc-Antoine Serra
Marc-Antoine Serra
March 9, 2015

Marc-Antoine Serra is a multidisciplinary French artist – graphic designer, art director, curator, photographer, filmmaker, and occasional painter.

Serra was born in 1971 in Arles in the south of France. He moved to Paris in 1990, where he worked as a graphic designer in an advertising agency. In this period, he was an assistant of Olivier Cadiot – a French writer, poet, dramatist and translator.

In the period from 2000 until 2004, Serra was an art director for Max magazine, and later, from 2004 till 2010 for Têtu magazine. He was also an artistic director of Bazar edition and La Gazette des Jockeys Camouflés.

Marc-Antoine specializes in photo prints on paper, drawings on paper and video. Serra’s life-long interest in drawings and contemporary literature enriches his integration of other materials and subjects into his diverse artworks. Main themes of his sensual black and white photography are male models, sometimes portrayed in their vulnerable state, in other occasions depicted bursting with strength and power.

Marc-Antoine collaborated with various artists and writers, such as Rachid Taha, Rodolphe Burger, Mike Jones, Lise Sarfati, Lukas Ionesco, Leslie Kaplan, Pierre et Gilles, creating rich body of work of videos and photos.

Based in Europe, Marc-Antoine Serra is currently working between Marseille, Paris and London.