louis spoelstra - Amsterdam 1943
He completed his education at the Film Academy in Amsterdam and later studied History of Antiquity at the Vrije Universiteit. Since 1965 he has worked as a film editor and in other positions on many film and television programs, mostly for the VPRO and the VARA. With an important emphasis on documentaries and art programmes. From this experience, he became senior lecturer at the Film Academy from 1983 and later head of video design at the Royal Academy of Art. He has been making documentaries and collage animations for various clients on a limited scale for 20 years now. He also often collaborates with artists in installations and media projects.
1964 graduation in Camera and Editing at Dutch Film Academy Amsterdam
1965 -1985 free lance editor of numerous projects for Dutch television
1970 grant from the Ministry of Culture for short feature film 'De succesvolle soort'
1983 –1988 lecturer at Dutch Film and Television Academy
1983 –1988 lecturer video/photography School of Photography
1988 –1999 head video department Royal Academy of Fine Arts
1995 founding of Carthago Media & Art various animated film projects (a.o.Shell and Erasmus University)
1999 multimedia installation SAM-event
2000 web-art-project 'Lifeside'
2001 experimental film O for 'Ars Electronica', Wien
2002 exhibition 'Videoart from the Netherlands' San Francisco
2003 documentary film projects in China 'Going to Changma'
2004 documentary film project in India 'Breaking the future'
2004 web-art-project t 'DRMLNE'
2005 installation 'DroomZee' for Sea of Dreams, Den Helder
2006 installation/photoproject 'Kinship' - Universiteitsbibliotheek Utrecht
2007 documentary about orchestra Fanfare Amicitia - Den Hout 'Een vriend is als een tweede ik'
2008 videoinstallation 'Rot' for SPD-Deutschland (Kleve)
2009 videorecordings Knitting-project with Nell Berger
2011 travelphoto project Main Street USA
2012 participation 2e Ruhr Biennale Dortmund (photography)
2013 video-installation 'Die letzte Butterfahrt'- Venlo production and design expositioncatalogue
2013 documentary about education in India 'An elephant has come into the village'
2014 photoproject 'Urban Landscapes' Berlin
2014 participation Second International Art Competition Częstochowa - Polen
2015 video 'Maria' for exposition in Viersen (D)
2015 participation Art Fair - Bussum Cultureel
2016 photobook Main Street USA
2017 documentary 'Colors on the wind" - India
2018 documentary 'Beyond Boundaries' - Chinese artist in residence project vanTaifun - Düsseldorf