Bik Van der Pol work collectively since 1995. They live and work in Rotterdam
Bik Van der Pol explore the potential of art to produce and transmit knowledge. Their working method is based on co-operation and research methods of how to activate situations as to create a platform for various kinds of communicative activities.
Recent solo shows and projects include:
Frieze projects, Frieze art fair, London (2011) Living as Form, Creative Time, New York (2011) Are you really sure a floor can’t also be a ceiling? ENEL Award 2010, MACRO museum, Rome (2010) It isn’t what it used to be and will never be again, CCA Glasgow (2009) I’ve got something in my eye, Marie Louise Hessel Museum/CCS Bard, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (2008) Plug In 28, Pay Attention, Act 1, 2, 3, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven (2008) Issuefighters, INSA Art Space, Seoul (2007). Workshopproject and publication (entitled +82, appeared feb.2007) Fly Me To The Moon, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (2007) Secession, Vienna (2005) Nomads in Residence/No.19, a mobile workspace for artists, Utrecht (2003, with Korteknie Stuhlmacher architects)
Group shows include:
We are Grammar, Pratt Institute, New York (2011) Clap, Marie Luise Hessel Museum, CCS Bard, Annandale-on-Hudson (2011) Learning from Vancouver, Western Front, Vancouver (2010) Portscapes, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2010) Making Ships in Bottles, CGP, London (2010) Impakt festival, Utrecht (2010) The Crude and the Rare, Cooper Union, New York (2010) Xth Lyon Bienniale, The Spectacle of the everyday, curated by Hou Hanru, Lyon (2009) Generosity is the new political, Wysing Art Centre, Cambridge (2009) One Day Sculpture, Auckland (2009) Pumphouse Gallery, London (2009); Becoming Dutch, Van AbbeMuseum, Eindhoven (2008) For Reasons of State, ISP Whitney, New York (2008) Utopia Transfer, Kiscelli Museum, Budapest (2008) Xth Istanbul Biennale (2007) Models For Tomorrow, European Kunsthalle, Cologne (2007) Moscow Biennale, Moskow (2007) Temporary Measures, Associates, London (2007) Naked Life, MOCA, Taipei (2006) Ford Boxes , Cork Caucus Cork (2005)
Forthcoming shows will be at:
Street of Sculptures, Bijlmer, Amsterdam (2012) A Retrospective Future, CAC VOX, Montreal (2012) Project, Musagetes Foundation, Sudbury (2012)
Part of their practice includes publishing books:
As Above, So Below (2011) Public Arena (2009) Catching Some Air (2002) With Love From The Kichen (2005) Past Imperfect (2005, 2007) Fly Me To The Moon (2006) The Lost Moment (2007)
Too late, too little, (and how) to fail gracefully, Kunstfort Asperen, ww.kunstfortasperen.nl (2011) Neverodoreven (2009) Piet Zwart institute in Rotterdam Plug In, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven (2007-2009) I’ve got something in my eye, Marie Louise Hessel Museum/CCS Bard (2008) Teasing Minds, Kunstverein Munich (2004) Married By Powers TENT/Frac Nord Pas Calais, Dunkerque (2002).
They were the co-initiators of Nomads&Residents (New York, from 2000) and Travelling Magazine Table (from 2000)
This residency was made possible through the support of Fonds Voor Beelende Kunsten Vormgeving En Bouwkunst.