Andrew de Freitas

b. 1986

Andrew de Freitas is an artist filmmaker whose projects are directed towards identifying and extracting the peculiarities embedded in everyday experience. Filmmaking is at the center of a practice that integrates image production with writing and material construction - permitting the situations surrounding production to shape and direct the course of outcomes. He was educated in fine arts and philosophy in New Zealand, Canada, and Germany.

"Immediately you are drawn in by the mood of Andrew de Freitas’ films. It’s in the air so to speak; constructed through a musical score that compounds an orchestration of images sculpturally composed frame after frame. Taking from the vicissitudes of the everyday—incrementally shedding light on the complex relations of nature and culture—de Freitas’ films align with that old platitude that to get closer to reality, treat language as construction. Further, the mood his films project is by means of affiliating form with feeling."

- Laura Preston, On the system of atmospheric form: two films by Andrew de Freitas

CIRCUIT Resources

Essay by Erika Balsom (2018)
Essay by Laura Preston (2014)

CIRCUIT Projects

Truth or Consequences (2018)
The Bends (2016)

Selected Exhibitions

2018
Truth or Consequences, City Gallery Wellington, Christchurch Art Gallery, Ashburton Art Gallery, CIRCUIT Symposium, Auckland
Hello World: Revising a Collection, Hamburger Bahnhof, Saatliche Museen zu Berlin, Germany

2017 
Recent Acquisitions / Recent Developments, Si Shang Art Museum, Beijing, China 
Plazoleto, Skyline Plaza, Frankfurt, Germany


2016 
you can tell a lot about a man from the neck of his shirt, I:project space, Beijing 
15+ Hobby Ideas for Men and Women, Sau Paulo, Brazil 
Big Round Open Game, SCHAUT & Mal Seh’n Kino, Frankfurt am Main, Germany 
Rundgang 15, Staatliche Hochschule fur Bildende Künste Stapelschule, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

2015 
Speed Show, 1: Project Space, Beijing, China
OFFM Public Art Panels, Billboard project in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Nothing Anywhere, Auckland Festival of Photography
Open Frame Award, Film Festival GoEast, Museum Wiesbaden, Germany
Frankfurt New Internationals: Solid Signs, Frankfurter Kunstverein/Nassauischer Kunstverein Weisbaden, Germany

2014 
SUNdogs, Galerie Parisa Kind with Sweat No. 5, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
The Shelter, Slade School of Fine Art, London, England
Lichter Art Award finalists exhibition, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Rundgang 14, Staatliche Hochschule fur Bildende Künste Stadelschule, Frankfurt am Main, Germany