Andreas Malecos was born in
the village of Zoopighi, Cyprus. He studied at the University
of Athens, Greece School of Philosophy and worked as a high-
school teacher in Cyprus.
He continued he studies in
London and received the Diploma in the Theory and Practice
in Audiovisual Aids in Education at the University of London
Institute of Education. This he followed with a course in
Educational Television at the BBC.
Initially he worked as a faculty
member and later he was appointed Head of the Department of
Educational Technology at the Pedagogical Institute ,Cyprus.
There he developed most of the audiovisual teaching materials
currently used at the Cyprus schools.
From 1994 Andreas Malecos served
as the Cultural Attaché of the Embassy of Cyprus in
Athens, Greece, directing " Spiti tis Kyprou" in the Greek
Andreas Malecos was from an
early age a keen photographer. He exhibited his work in joint
photographic exhibitions and held several personal shows both
in Cyprus and Greece. His work was also shown in the Cyprus
Pavilion at the EXPO 92 in Seville, Spain. He also edited
the books published by the "Popular Bank of Cyprus": "Cyprus
Memory and Love, as seen through the eyes of George Seferis",
Cyprus Copper ant the Sea", the photographic album of J.Foscolo,
the album of M.Richter. He contributed photographs to various
books about the history and archaeology of the island of Cyprus.
In 1997 he was awarded posthumously
the "Dimitris Mitropoulos" medal by the Greek Broadcasting
Corporation, for his contribution toward strengthening the
cultural ties between Greece and Cyprus.