Art in the Picture is a joint effort between film makers Aldine Reinink and Sjors Swierstra. We share a love for art, and both are passionate about bringing the fascinating stories behind art works and artists to a broader audience. We have a long experience in the cultural sector in the Netherlands and Belgium. Musea, galleries and artists hire us to make all kinds of films, ranging from documentaries to promotional clips, from performance registrations to exhibition video’s. Our feature length documentaries have been broadcasted by the Dutch Public Television, released at national theatres, and screened at international film festivals. With Art in the Picture we unite the art of filmic storytelling with the best ways to share these stories with the world. This is how we create impact and reach.
Aldine develops, directs and produces documentaries. Her first long film ‘Reset’ had its premiere during the Dutch Film Festival, has been programmed at festivals worldwide and was bought and broadcasted by the Dutch Public Broadcast Service (AVRO/TROS). At this moment, Aldine is producing a long documentary on Herman Selleslags, a famous Belgian photographer, in cooperation with the Belgian Public Broadcasting Service (CANVAS).
For the Middelheim Museum in Antwerp, she has created several series of short films and performance videos. In collaboration with the platform Urban Africans, she has made portraits of contemporary artists in Kenya and Senegal. Renowned artists like Yutaka Sone, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Luc Tuymans have been featured in her work.
Aldine holds a Master’s degree in Romance Languages and Cultures from the University of Groningen. Before turning her attention to film making, she had an international career in advertising, marketing and PR.
Sjors is a documentary filmmaker. His first feature documentary ‘The world according to Monsieur Khiar’ premiered at IDFA in 2016 and screened at several festivals in Europe. The film has been nominated for a ‘Gouden Kalf’ and the ‘Prix Europa’ and was broadcasted by NTR/Het Uur van de Wolf. His short film ‘KBTR‘ screened at the Amsterdam Street Art Festival and was broadcasted on AVRO/Kunstuur. In 2018 his latest film ‘The incident, Armando and the myth’ premiered at Eye Amsterdam. After a national theater release and screenings at several European festivals the film was broadcasted by NTR/Het Uur van de Wolf.
Sjors has solid roots in the art world. He has worked as a curator for Noorderlicht Photo-festival, Armando Museum and Museum Oud Amelisweerd. As a director, he creates exhibitions videos for Museum TV. In collaboration with this platform he developed a television format in which Dutch citizens with a migrant background look at museum collections.
Sjors holds a Masters degree in Cultural History from the University of Groningen.