Bik Van der Pol
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With Love From The Kitchen
jul. 13

NAI Publishers

Fly Me To The Moon
jul. 13

Published by Sternberg Press

Momentarily - Learning From Mega Events
jul. 13

What if the moon were just a jump away?
sep. 14

Publication of script based on research into the Participatory Budget. In collaboration with poet/editor Rachel O’Reilly and designer Dongyoung Lee for Labin publishing imprint at the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht.


Are you talking to me? Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, 29 April-2 August, 2015
apr. 15

may. 15

The Maldives Exodus Caravan Show, September 2014-March 2015
may. 15

School of Missing Studies website online
may. 15

Decolonized Skies, Apex Art (New York), and ADN Platform (Barcelona)
may. 15

Vienna Biennale, Ideas for Change, at MAK, Vienna, June 11-October 4, 2014
may. 15

Eminent Domain at Powerplant, Toronto, 20 June - 7 September, 2015
may. 15

Lodgers 4, School of Missing Studies at MUHKA and AIR, November 1, 2015 -January 17, 2016
may. 15

Jakarta Biennale 2015, 15 November 2015 – 17 Januari 2016
may. 15

Speechless (Working title) , Pérez Art Museum Miami, August 13, 2015 – February 21, 2016
jun. 15

Siegelaub / The Artist’s Reserved Rights Transfer And Sale Agreement
jul. 15

Abstract Habitats: Installations of Coexistence and Coevolution, by Sven Lütticken
jul. 15

Abstract Habitats: Installations of Coexistence and Coevolution,” includes discussions of aesthetic habitats for animals and humans (and the odd bacteria) in the work of Haacke, Höller & Trockel, Huyghe, Bik Van der Pol, Agency and others; Lütticken relates those works to theoretical and practical/activist interventions in the discourse on ecology, environment(s) and species.

Bik Van der Pol X Charlemagne Palestine, MetropolisM, Vol.3/2015
aug. 15

As Above So Below in Google maps
oct. 15

For Living as Form, organized by Creative Time, Bik Van der Pol made a work in 3 parts: a site-specific public text piece on the empty parking lots adjacent to the Essex Street Market to be incorporated in Google Earth, daily walking tours in collaboration with NY citizens open to visitors, and a publication.

The phrase of the text piece, As Above, So Below, points towards the contentious (re)valuation of space in the neighborhood, including vertical development and the issue of air rights, which apply to owning the space above plots of land and buildings. The text, read as abstractions from the ground, is completely legible from above. While looking into the void, one may realize that this empty space - now a parking lot - also allows us a glimpse of the future, to what will be. A look at the empty sky that at some point will crystallize and capitalize. In collaboration with Google Earth the text piece is now stored in Google's archive to immediately become part of history while this empty site will be developing in time.
Zoom in
on parking place between Norfolk, Delancey, Clinton, and Broome Street

Bik Van der Pol

Actually, my artistic knowledge is so tiny it could fit into the brain of an art critic.

Michael Kilian