Tungsten Projects founded in 1991, produces films and audiovisual installations as autonomous work or commissioned by museums, cultural institutions, government institutions and companies.
Tungsten Projects Originated from the world and mentality of modern art.
The artistic direction is in the hands of managing director Martin Grootenboer.
Grootenboer graduated cum laude in 1985 at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, since 1987 he’s a teacher at the same academy, for which he received the ‘Jos Houweling Award for Art Education’ in 2006. From 1987 to 1993 he worked in various positions at Dogtroep and VPRO. In 1996, his documentary Double You Street got nominated for the Joris Yvens Award at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.
The clientele of Tungsten consists out of a large number of prominent Dutch and foreign museums, including:
The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, The National Museum of Ethnology, The Royal Library, The National Archives in The Hague, The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, The Museum for Communication in The Hague, Space Expo (ESA), The institute for Sound and Vision Hilversum, The Multatuli Museum, The Maritime Museum, The National Museum Abu Dhabi / United Arab Emirates, The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, The Israel Museum, The Tropenmuseum Amsterdam, Arnhem Open Air Museum, Wold Expo 2010 Shanghai / China, The Municipal Museum The Hague (GEM) and a range of reputable companies such as Heineken, Telfort, Apple / iCentre, Dutch Fund, Brand Bier, ING International, SenterNovem (wind), Rabobank and the ministries of home affairs and Rijkswaterstaat (RSW).
In 2009 Tungsten received two Golden Herron’s*, one for the AV production ‘Timewarp’ in the science museum Continium in Kerkrade and one for the AV productions created for the Airborne museum in Arnhem.
In 2012 Tungsten received three Golden Herron’s* for the following AV productions: ‘The Dark Room’ (Dutch Photo museum), The Canal House, and ‘Voyage At Sea’ (The Maritime museum).
*The Dutch awards for Audio Visual production