Bart Groenendaal (Amsterdam 1975) travelled through Africa for a year before studying Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam. He switched to the Rietveld Academy where he studied at the Audiovisual department, graduating in 2001 with the film Albino, shot in the Ivory Coast. A continuing anthropological interest made him move on to live in Berlin and Bruxells, working on several videoprojects and then to Yemen, where he worked on commissioned documentaries for the German Government. In 2008 he finished a two-year residency at the Rijksacademy in Amsterdam.
The work of Bart L.J. Groenendaal is concerned with cultural frameworks, locality and the sculptural qualities of video.