André Blas is an anthropologist, researcher, video-maker and editor focusing on experimental documentaries about artists, urban spaces and post-modernist culture. Innovation describes his point of view, contemporary art his interest, music his source of energy.
Residing between Los Angeles and Brazil, André is currently working on a project creating an online environment that functions as a bridge between the traditional political establishment and modernity, virtual and real social participation, expanding the concept and practice of citizenship favoring innovation, good intention and functionality.
André speaks English and Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, German and Hebrew.
He studied Liberal Arts at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and received his B.A. in Socio-cultural Anthropology at UCLA in1996. He completed his Master’s Degree in Public Art at the University of Southern California in 2002.
His diverse cultural experiences lend themselves to subjective and objective perspectives, which he applies to his biographical and anthropological experimental explorations. His videos have portrayed people and places, both poetically and objectively.
His professional experience stems from his work in both main-steam media conglomerates, non-profit cultural organizations and the public sphere. He is currently a board member of Freewaves, working as the Assistant Director of its biennial media arts festival, the largest in the US.