Andrés Baron

Video artist

May 2022

Artist Andres Baron with dark brown hair and navy t-shirt standing behind pink and purple background

Louise Desnos

  • Visual Arts
  • Cities
  • New York
"As I am interested in creating movies with structures other than verbal writing, I compose my films following schemes, drawings, and other systems of graphic representation."

I was born in Bogotá, Colombia. Having studied visual arts there, I decided to settle in Paris for a master’s degree at École des arts décoratifs (ENSAD). I started thinking about moving images through photography and, later, performance. I am interested in making films that don’t rely on verbal scripts. I use diagrams, drawings, and other forms of graphic depiction to produce films and ask my friends to play in them.


Film characters are not played by bodies alone, but also by objects and aspects of popular imagination, such as mirrors, printed images, and landscape backgrounds. These features have prompted me to consider the fleshy side of flatness, the non-perspective dimension of film—formal qualities that have helped me play with identity spontaneously and discover new approaches to video.


Having explored a few methods myself, I began revisiting often-unnoticed works and artists in art history, those the public rarely see. The idea of dealing with different cinematographic grammars emerged in my mind; I wanted to unearth plays that deserve to be revisited in regard to dialogue and plastic form.


Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Andrés Baron lives and works in Paris. His approach, which focuses on spaces of representation, deals with images that have been altered by screens and networks. He is an École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs (ENSAD) graduate, and his work in video, photography, and film has been shown in a range of places and exhibitions, including the International Film Festival Rotterdam (NL), the Edinburgh International Film Festival (UK), New York’s Anthology Films Archives, the LA Film Forum, the Toronto Images Festival, and Le Bal, in Paris.



In partnership with

Centre national des arts plastiques (Cnap)

The Centre national des arts plastiques (Cnap) is a public institution under the French Ministry of Culture. It manages over 105,000 works from France’s national contemporary art collection, the Fonds national d’art contemporain. It aims to support and promote artistic creation in France, and assists artists and art professionals with their projects.


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