a Rotterdam based but not location dependent practice of multidisciplinary consultancy and creative production composing of 1. art direction, 2. photography, 3. consultancy, 4. curation, 5. witty writing, and 6. occasional stints of sound narration, by Alexandre Furtado Melville. My main educational background is in international business administration at RSM Erasmus University. Not being defined by my studies and/or job titles and wanting to broaden my view of the world, I now work with many of them – it’s always a collaborative effort – in between art, commerce, design thinking, people-&-planet-first entrepreneurship, urban development and social engagement. All this whilst having a seat at the table with board of directors as well as engaging with real life, and trying to shift and fuse between rigid layers and connect different worlds and people by common sense. Capitalistic practices with communistic intentions. Sounds confusing? It is not. It’s a never ending research. Some call it being fluid or 21st-century-privileged-possible-realism.

Wu-Tang forever!

email:
alex@furtadomelville.com

telephone:
+31 6 23 155  952

studio & visiting address:

The Commune

Keilestraat 5A
3029 BP Rotterdam
Holland

EU VAT: NL225017441B01

Registered Dutch Chamber of Commerce under nr: 67920918

selected current projects:
DAMAGE PLAYGROUND – acting managing director, co-founder

VERS BETON – head of advertising

GEMAAL OP ZUID – curator

STUDIO NARRATIVE – strategic consultancy & creative production

CBK ROTTERDAM – committee member distribution R&D fund for the arts

SOUNDCLOUD – audio pieces

selected visual/personal work:

see on instagram

selected collaborators, people and organisations:

Mathijs Labadie, photographic collaborations

Alei Verspoor, art direction

Afrikaanderwijk Cooperatie, initiated library Leeszaal op Zuid, 2015

IMC Weekendschool Rotterdam-Zuid, guest lecture

Run Africa Ethiopia – photography & online production, 2018

Fang-Jui Chang, 2017 What’s the Point? expo

Jeanne van Heeswijk, workshop assistance

Christien Meindertsma, hosted book presentation Loes Veenstra & various photographic assistance with Mathijs Labadie

Metropolis Festival,

Erasmus University, School of History, Culture and Communication

Utrecht University, interview for Urban Divercities

Academie Artemis, guest lecture

Hogeschool Rotterdam, WdKA, exam committee Autonomous & guest lecture

Harvard University GSD, 2016 representation of GSD magazine publications during Countryside Explorations with OMA at Dé Dependance

Sculpture International, external advisory for Rotterdam Triennale

Ella Elisabeth,

Lorena van Bunningen,

Constança Saraiva / Conversas,

Wandschappen,

Het Nieuwe Instituut, Temporary Fashion Museum workshop

DE PLAYER, NoordZuidZuidNoord Festival

Jordy van den Nieuwendijk, 2013 – “Niet Hier” exhibition

Minsun KimTanja Busking, documentary Home for a Moment

Paloma Bentzen,

Teodora Kotseva,

Marijke Appelman,

Hagelunie,

Art Rotterdam,

Opperclaes,

Charlois Speciaal,

Paviljoen aan ‘t Water,

Amy Suo Wu,

Quinda Verheul,

and more (to come)

awards:

one and counting

2018, 1st prize – Most Pointless Movie Award during Pointless International Film Festival for “Sonata for Kap and Salon No.22 in G Minor”