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.

He was educated in fine arts and philosophy in New Zealand and Canada, and is currently a student of Simon Starling and Peter Fischli at the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main.

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.

In 2013, he has screened and exhibited works in the Festival de Arte Contemporânea Sesc_Videobrasil in Sao Paulo; at the Goethe Institut, Hanoi and Galerie Quynh in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; District Kunst- und Kulturförderung Berlin; Solalanotte, Frankfurt am Main; Ygrec, École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris-Cergy; and was awarded the PRE Real Estate Germany Prize for achievement in the field of film / video.

Read On the system of atmospheric form: two films by Andrew de Freitas here

Selected Exhibitions
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)
OFFM Public Art Panels, Billboard project in Frankfurt am Main, (Germany)
Nothing Anywhere, Elam Projectspace Gallery, Auckland Festival of Photography
Open Frame Award, Film Festival GoEast, Museum Wiesbaden
Frankfurt New Internationals: Solid Signs, Frankfurter Kunstverein/Nassauischer Kunstverein Weisbaden

2014 
SUNdogs, Galerie Parisa Kind with Sweat No. 5, Frankfurt am Main
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)

2013 Videobrasil, 18th Festival Internacional de Arte Contemporanea, Sau Paulo, (Brazil)