Konstantinos Menelaou is a film artist with a strong professional background in art curation and creative production. In 2009 he completed his MA in Fine Art at Central Saint Martin’s College. Previous to CSM Menelaou had studied Media Arts at University of Westminster.

 

Menelaou's film and video work has been shown in festivals and galleries around the world including London BFI Flare, Queer Lisboa, Thessaloniki Film Festival, Barbican Gallery, Kunsthall Charlottenborg, Centre Pompidou, Pica Australia, NYC Mix, Exile Gallery and Reeling Chicago.

In 2018 he produced and directed his first feature film “He Loves Me”, a hybrid between traditional cinema and experimental art practice, which has been distributed worldwide by Salzgeber&Co, TLA and Optimale. It has been shown in festivals around the world and won the Best Cinematography Award at Qfest Texas.

As a curator and creative producer he has collaborated with leading names in art and film including Christian Marclay, Stuart Comer, Bruce La Bruce, Slava Mogutin, Antonio Da Silva, Paola Revenioti, Billy Miller, Kostis Fokas and together they have produced work for exhibitions in Miami , New York, London, Paris, Cannes, Berlin, Athens. 

Menelaou has worked as a researcher/editor for White Cube gallery in 2008-2009 and in 2010 he became the creative producer for Diane Pernet's ASVOFF festival at Centre Pompidou, Paris. In 2012 he took on the position of the art curator and creative producer for three editions of Fringe! Film and Arts Festival in London. His efforts for the festival were supported by The Arts Council of England.

In September 2013 he launched The Queer Archive, an arts platform that showcases the work of queer artists and filmmakers, as well as producing films, events, art exhibitions. In 2020 he joined forces with Onassis Cultural Centre and together they launched The Queer Archive festival, an annual celebration of queer arts based in Athens. In 2021 Menelaou launched The Queer Archive Artshop - an online art gallery celebrating queer creativity.

He is currently working on a Greek Film Centre funded documentary based on the life and work of Greek actress Aliki Vouyiouklaki, while he is developing a documentary on fashion icon Diane Pernet and a short narrative film on Vagelis Yiakoumakis.