Artists in Residence

Bik Van der Pol have been working 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 projects and exhibitions include I’ve got something in my eye, Marie Louise Hessel Museum/CCS Bard, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; Becoming Dutch, Van AbbeMuseum, Eindhoven; Plug In, Van AbbeMuseum, Eindhoven; For Reasons of State, ISP Whitney, New York; Utopia Transfer, Kiscelli Museum, Budapest (2008); Istanbul Biennale (curated by Hou Hanru); Models For Tomorrow, European Kunsthalle, Cologne; Moscow Biennale, Temporary Measures, Associates, London (2007); IAS, Issuefighters, INSA Art Space, Seoul. Workshopproject and publication (entitled +82, appeared feb.2007)*, Fly Me To The Moon, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; Naked Life, MOCA, Taipei (2006); Secession, Vienna; Ford Boxes, Cork Caucus Cork (2005); Nomads in Residence/No.19, a mobile workspace for artists, Utrecht (2003, with Korteknie Stuhlmacher architects).

Part of their practice includes publishing books, such as Catching Some Air (2002), With Love From The Kitchen (2005), the ongoing series Past Imperfect (2005, 2007), Fly Me To The Moon (2006) and The Lost Moment (2007).