Andres Melendez ( b. Bogotá, Colombia) is a Paris based artist whose work in video and photography is based on details observations and a mutual improvisation from strangers, usually mixing elements of comedy and tragedy in order to create intimate and complex portraits.
As a filmmaker and an educator, he often works with small communities teaching video production and video editing. He transforms the classrooms into experiments, always encouraging students to be creative, independent and risk takers. He has taught workshops and university courses, since 2000, in France, Germany, Colombia, Equator, Peru.
Melendez’s work has been exhibited internationally, including screenings at Festival Corsica Doc 2008. Ethnocineca Vienne 2009,
P’Silo Festival images contre nature, Marseille 2010,
World Film Festival Tartu Estonie 2009,
Le Comptoir du doc, Rennes 2011
Festival Sin Fronteras, Paris 2010
Les Rencontres du cinéma européen de Vannes 2010
Cinefiesta, San Juan, Puerto Rico 2009
Cinéma Itinéraires Bruxelles 2009