Artist Talk with Pol Merchan
Organized by the studio Gender and Space
Pol Merchan (Lleida, Spain,1980) is an artist, filmmaker, writer and film programmer for the Xposed International Queer Film Festival Berlin. His audio-visual work explores visual semantics and film practices, deconstructing techniques of conventional filmmaking. Working across film, photography, and text, his art practice addresses transgenerational connections and the archiving of queer oral history. His film Pirate Boys was nominated for the LICHTER Art Award, at Lichter Filmfest Frankfurt International. Merchan's work has been exhibited internationally in art institutions and at numerous film festivals such as Museo Reina Sofía Madrid, Contemporary Culture Centre of Barcelona, Berlinische Galerie, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Ann Arbor Film Festival, and Anthology Film Archives New York. His work is distributed by Hamaca Media & Video Art and is part of the collection of Leandre Cristòfol Foundation and Museu d'Art Jaume Morera.