Bik Van der Pol
Site-specific art / Arte site-specific

Exhibitions and projects (selection)

  • 2019 CCA Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw; Take Part, 1st phase, project for Public Knowledge, with SFMOMA and Public Libraries network, San Francisco; Whole Life Academy, Researchproject, Dresden; Czigane – Not the whole story, at Exeter's Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM)
  • 2018 Mama, was ist eigentlich Natur? Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Krefeld; Headlands, research residency Kunstmuseen Krefeld; Verschwindende Vermächtnisse: Die Welt als Wald – Disappearing Legacies (The World as Forest), Hamburg, Berlin and Halle (group, 2017-2018); Public Knowledge, SFMOMA, San Francisco (research and production of new work, 2018-2020); 2018-2019/20: participant in Syndrome of the Present, initiated by Galit Eilat (group)
  • 2017: Greater Together, ACCA, Melbourne (group); OffShore, Ferens Art gallery, Hull (group); Young Academy (workshop and publication), Academie der Künste, Köln; Future Climates, Athens
  • 2016: WERE IT AS IF, Witte de With, Centre of Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (solo); SEMA, Media City Biennale, Seoul (group); 11th GwangJu Biennale, GwangJu (group); AirBerlinAlexanderplatz (residency and event), Berlin
  • 2015: The Power Plant, Toronto (group); PAMM (Perez Art Museum) Miami (solo); Jakarta Biennale (group); Mauritius Pavillion, Venice Bienal (group); Future Light, MAK, Vienna (group); Decolonized Skies, ADNPlatform, Barcelona (group)
  • 2014: Public art project, Ternitz (Austria, group), 31st Sao Paulo Bienale, Sao Paulo (group); Museum of Arte Util, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven (group); The Crime Was Almost Perfect*, Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (group); Apex Art ,Decolonised Skies, NYC (group); CAFA Art Museum, The Missing Stories, Beijng (group); The Part In The Story, Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (group); The Crime was almost Perfect, PAC Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea. Milano (group)
  • 2013: 25 years City Collections, Museum Boymans van Beuningen Rotterdam group); Biennale of Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brazil (group); Call of the Mall, Hoog Catarijne, Utrecht (group); CAPACETE entretenimentos ROAD/BOAT 3.1.8 at the school Xapomi, Amazonia, Brazil
  • 2012: You talking to me? 98weeks, Beirut, Lebanon (solo); The Future that Was, NASA, Amsterdam (group); MACRO Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome (group); Between a Rock and a Hard Place, project for Sudbury, Musagetes Foundation, Canada (solo); CAC VOX, Montreal (group)
  • 2011: Living As Form, Creative Time, New York (group); Accumulate, Collect, Show, Frieze Projects, Frieze Art Fair, London (group); CLAP, Hessel Museum of Art, CCS Bard College, NY (group)  
  • 2010: Are you really sure a floor can’t also be a ceiling? ENEL Award 2010, MACRO museum, Rome (solo); No soul for sale, A festival for Independents, Tate Modern, London (group); Speculation, Commonlands, Oslo (solo); Manufacturing Today, Trondheim (group); Portscapes, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (group); Learning from Vancouver, Western Front, Vancouver (group); Actors, Agents and Attendants: Speculations on the Cultural Organisation of Civility, SKOR, Amsterdam (group)
  • 2009: It isn’t what it used to be and will never be again, CCA Glasgow (solo); Xth Lyon Bienniale, Lyon (group); Wysing Art Centre, Cambridge (group); Public Arena, InContext3, Dublin (solo); One Day Sculpture, Auckland, New Zealand (group); Pumphouse gallery, London (group): Blind Chance & Possible Futures, Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem (group)
  • 2008: I’ve got something in my eye, Marie Louise Hessel Museum/CCS Bard College, Annondale-on-Hudson, NY (solo, curated); PLUG-IN 28, Pay Attention, Act2 and Act 3, van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven (solo); Questioning History, Nederlands Foto Museum, Rotterdam (group); Now Jump, Nam Jun Paik Art Center, GyeongGi, South Korea (group); Platform 21, Zuidas, Amsterdam (group); Letters From A Front, Action Field Kodra, Kalamaria, Thessaloniki (group); U-Turn, Copenhagen (group); For Reasons of State, ISP Whitney, New York (group); Utopia Transfer, Kiscelli Museum, Budapest (group); Becoming Dutch, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven (group)
  • 2007: Xth Istanbul Biennale (group); Fly Me To The Moon, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (solo); Temporary Measures, Associates, London; Differentiated Neighborhoods, Centre for Visual Culture, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade (group); 25 year later. Welcome To Art In General, Art In General at UBS, New York (group); Trans(cient) City, Luxemburg 2007 (group); Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Volksgarten (group); Trajectories, LCCA, Riga (group); Models for Tomorrow, Europeische Kunsthalle, Cologne (group); Monuments of our Discontent: Expiration of Place, 2nd Moscow Biennale (group)
  • 2006: Insa Art Space, Seoul (solo); Past Imperfect, Casco Issues 9, Utrecht (solo); Kunstraum, Muenchen, Munich (group); Naked Life, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Taipei (group); CAC, Vilnius (group); Interface, Belfast (group); CAPC, Bordeaux (group); Periferic 7, Biennale Iasi, Rumania (group)
  • 2005: Secession, Vienna (solo); Rec., Esther Schipper gallery Berlin (solo); Ford Boxes, Cork Caucus, Cork, Ireland (solo); Exposorium, Free University, Amsterdam (solo); On Mobility, Buro Friedrich, Berlin and De Appel, Amsterdam (group); Rotterdam Project, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (group); Magazijn van de Verbeelding, Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen (group); Life, once more, Forms of Reenactment in Contemporary Art, Witte de With, Rotterdam (group)

Curated (selection)

  • Mama, was ist eigentlich Natur? Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Krefeld (2018)
  • Deze sokken niet wit, Van Abbemuseum (2012)
  • Too late, too little, (and how) to fail gracefully, Kunstfort Asperen, (2011)
  • Neverodoreven, Piet Zwart institute in Rotterdam (2009)
  • Plug In #28, Act 1, 2, and 3: collection Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven (2007-2009)
  • I’ve got something in my eye, collection Marie Louise Hessel Museum/CCS Bard (2008)
  • Teasing Minds, Kunstverein Munich (2004)
  • Cordially Invited, BAK, Utrecht, participation with project curated for Nomads & Residents (2004)
  • Married By Powers, TENT/collection Frac Nord Pas Calais, Dunkerque (2002) 

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