Andrej Zdravič (1952, Ljubljana) is an independent filmmaker, sound and media artist. He was educated in Ljubljana, Algiers and Buffalo, taking his BA (1975) and MA Degrees (1980) in Media Study at State University of New York/Buffalo. He was awarded a special recognition for artistic achievement (Doctoral Degree equivalent) from the Ljubljana University in 2006.
He taught at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee and San Francisco State University and has been a Visiting Filmmaker at more than 30 others, including Stanford University, Royal College of Art, London, Malmö University, University College Falmouth in Cornwall and the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana.
He lived and worked in New York City in the years 1975-80 and in San Francisco during 1980-97. He was closely associated with the San Francisco Exploratorium, Museum of Science, Art & Human Perception, where he developed his video installation Water Waves-Time Horizon, a permanent exhibit since 1993.
Since his first film in 1973, inspired by music and nature, he has made over 27 independent films and soundtracks, and several Time Horizon installations focusing on the energies and spiritual aspects of natural phenomena, and has been commissioned to make a number of educational and scientific films (earth sciences, microsurgical transplantation).
His works have been screened in over 150 one-man shows and presentations across USA and Europe; in retrospectives at Anthology Film Archives (NYC), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Cankarjev dom Cultural Centre/Slovenian Cinematheque (Ljubljana); in over 120 group shows and festivals, among others, in the United Arab Emirates, India, Brazil and Argentina, and broadcast on ARTE, KCET/PBS Los Angeles, ZDF, RAISAT, TV Slovenia - they were seen by more than 3 million viewers. He represented Slovenia at the World EXPO’98 in Lisbon and the Venice Biennale 1999.
He is the recipient of several awards, among others, the Western States Media Arts Fellowship, the National Science Foundation award (USA), and the Prešeren Fund national art Award (Slovenia).
Since 1997 he mostly works in Slovenia and Europe. In recent years he has been especially involved in his extensive feature film project - The Forest.