Aaike Stuart Aaike Stuart

is a Berlin-based videographer working in the fields of visual and participatory art.

Selected Projects Projects
One Seconds One Seconds
About About

Since 2006, Aaike Stuart (NL, 1982) has developed a diverse artistic practice with a focus on the moving image.

He was part of the artist collective Authentic Boys (together with Gregory Stauffer, Johannes Dullin and Boris van Hoof) between 2007 and 2018. They stumbled upon one another while hitchhiking, reflecting of the spirit of their collective work: intuitive, humorous and in tune with their surroundings. Uniting their respective artistic practices they created a diverse range of works, including short films (In Character, Bad Luck City, Threesome), performances (Chakra Gang Bang, Go Home, Natural Fiction Circus), and spatial video works (Happyland). Their extensive Rehearsing Revolution project made the phenomenon of revolution a personal subject for over 1000 youths from Rotterdam, Birmingham, and Nyon.

He has collaborated with numerous theater and performance groups as a videographer, most notably with the theater director and educator Uta Plate since 2020. Under the name Stuart+Plate, they work with groups of non-professionals as their artistic accomplices, exploring and unfolding individual life stories, fantasies or fears. Their participatory film projects are characterized by intense and touching personal encounters.

For each project, Aaike Stuart finds a fitting approach to the moving image—sometimes in the shape of documentary fiction, sometimes using the camera and projector in experimental and unconventional ways, but always with a musical heartbeat and a lighthearted tone.


Berlin, Universität der Künste, Art and Media. (2015-2018) 
Rotterdam, Willem de Kooning Academy, Audiovisual Arts (2003-2006) 
’s-Hertogenbosch, Academy of Art and Design, Fine Arts (2000-2002)

Collaborations & commissions

Kollektiv HIATUS, Berlin/Zürich × Staatsoper unter den Linden, Berlin × TanzZeit, Berlin × Offensive Tanz, Berlin × Kompanie Kopfstand, Berlin × Christoph Winkler Company, Berlin × Søgaard/Barthel/Glöckler, Berlin × Joachim Schloemer, Berlin/Basel × Theater Strahl, Berlin × FELD Theater für junges Publikum, Berlin × Panama Pictures, ’s-Hertogenbosch × Frühe Hilfen, Köln × Centre Francais, Berlin × Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bonn × Staatliche Geschäftsstelle "Luther 2017”, Lutherstadt Wittenberg × Le Cabinet des Curiosités, Geneva × Banality Dreams, Berlin/Oslo × Blinden und Behindertenzentrum, Bern × Public Works, Utrecht × Vidaråsen Landsby Camphill Village, Norway × Swiss Theater Schools in Zürich, Bern, Lausanne and Verscio

Selected screenings & exhibitions

Theater Bremen × Musiktheater im Revier, Gelsenkirchen × International Film Festival, Rotterdam × European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück × Kurzfilmtage Winterthur × Bâtiment d’art contemporain, Geneva × Arsenic (Centre d'art scénique contemporain), Lausanne × Stuttgarter Filmwinter × TENT, Rotterdam × Fotograf Galerie, Prague × Komplot, Brussels × Silent Green, Berlin × Exgirlfriend, Berlin × Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival × Nederlands Film Festival, Utrecht × Impakt Festival, Utrecht × Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest × Fierce Festival (Midlands Art Center), Birmingham × Internationell Konstfilm Utställning, Jönköping × Soma, Mexico City × Centre d’art contemporain, Besançon × Literarisches Colloquium, Berlin × Cinemateca Distrital, Bogota × KB, Bogota × Far Festival, Nyon × Regard Int. Short Film Festival, Saguenay × Galerie Ex-Machina, Geneva × Podium, Oslo × Cool Connections, Moskou × Motel Mozaïque, Rotterdam × Achtung Berlin × Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg × 2Annas, Riga × Video Dumbo, New York × Videomedeja, Novi Sad × Media Art Friesland × Flensburger Kurzfilmtage × The Boonies International, Warren × International Film Festival Aubagne

Teaching & talking

Utrecht School of Arts × TENT Rotterdam × Amsterdam School of the Arts × Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam × Stichting Arsis, Bergen op Zoom

Funding & stipends

Mondriaan Fonds, Amsterdam × Nederlands Film Fonds, Amsterdam × Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Rotterdam × Freundeskreis der UdK Berlin / Karl Hofer Gesellschaft e.V., Berlin × Fonds municipal d’art contemporain, Geneva × Fonds cantonal d’art contemporain, Geneva × RegioNyon x Loterie Romande, Geneva × Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Zug × Migros pour-cent culturel, Geneva × Stichting Bevordering van Volkskracht, Rotterdam