Tungsten Studio, founded in 1991 produces films and audiovisual installations as autonomous work or commissioned by museums, cultural institutions, government institutions and companies. Tungsten Studio 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, The National Museum of Ethnology, The Royal Library and 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).