Andrea Callard is an artist making both experimental narrative films and industrial videos. Her early Super 8mm films looked at nature in the city and its soundscape. Ideas about landscape, and how we live in a landscape continue to be a central preoccupation. These early works are being see again in screenings and symposia including Ambulante, The Museum of Modern Art, The Walker Art Center, DOXA 2013, The 10th and 7th Orphans Film Symposium, the Maysles Cinema and the 56th Oberhausen Short Film Festival. Since 2008, Callard had produced more than forty short videos documenting the work of Green Planet 21 in the western United States.
Alongside making films, Callard documents the visual process of change as the former landfill for New York City becomes Freshkills Park in Staten Island. She is a founding member of the XFR Collective, Inc. (pronounced transfer) a group digitizing obsolete video and audio formats by artists and activists. Artworks by Callard have been exhibited at PS 1/MoMA, Exit Art, Kentler International Drawing Space, White Columns and the Museum of Chinese in America. In 1980, Callard assembled the lobby of The Times Square Show, a seminal exhibition by Collaborative Projects, Inc. aka COLAB. She documented that show and her photographs have been widely published in museum publications and elsewhere.