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Bik van der Pol

Liesbeth Bik (b. Haarlem, Netherlands, 1959; lives and works in Rotterdam)
Jos van der Pol (b. Arnhem, Netherlands, 1961; lives and works in Rotterdam)
COMMISSIONED BY independent curator laura preston, in association with Artspace

 


Bik van der Pol, Loompanics, Naked Life, Moca, Taipei, 2006/2007

 

Liesbeth Bik and Jos van der Pol have worked collectively as Bik Van der Pol since 1995. In vastly differing formats – spanning installation, temporary public architecture, workshops, billboards, live collaborative events and publications – they explore the potential of art to produce and transmit knowledge. Proceeding from an engagement with place, their working methods are based on co-operation and research, often involving direct exchange with their audiences and/or institutional partners. By these means they seek to ‘activate situations’ and create platforms for various kinds of communicative activities.

 

Whether by replicating a fully functioning copy of the ICA bookshop in an alternative cultural institution (The Bookshop Piece, 1996/1998); the construction of sleeping capsules (Capsule Hotels for Information, Dreams, Brilliant Thoughts and Other Things, 1999); the hosting of presentations and discussions by artists, critics, curators and architects using existing and built spaces in cities internationally (Nomads and Residents, 2000-07) Bik van der Pol engage with functionality, temporality and the processes of communication and negotiation present in specific sites to facilitate conceptual attention and contribute to constructive debate on place.

 

Recent projects and exhibitions include Plug In #28, Van AbbeMuseum, Eindhoven (2007); Models For Tomorrow, European Kunsthalle, Cologne (2007); Moscow Biennale (2007); Fly Me To The Moon, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (2006); Naked Life, MOCA, Taipei (2006); Secession, Vienna; Cork Caucus Cork (2005); Nomads in Residence, a mobile workspace for artists, Utrecht (2003), with Korteknie and Stuhlmacher architects. Publications include 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).

 

Bik van der Pol live and work in Rotterdam.

www.bikvanderpol.net

 

 

One day sculpture project details to follow.

 
 
 

LIZ ALLAN

 

LARA ALMÁRCEGUI

 

BILLY APPLE

 

DOUGLAS BAGNALL

 

BIK VAN DER POL

 

BEKAH CARRAN

 

KAH BEE CHOW

 

THOMAS HIRSCHHORN

 

AMY HOWDEN-
CHAPMAN

 

ADAM HYDE

 

MADDIE LEACH

 

JAMES LUNA

 

IVAN AND
HEATHER MORISON

 

KATE NEWBY

 

OLAF NICOLAI

 

ROMAN ONDÁK

 

MICHAEL PAREKOWHAI

 

SANTIAGO SIERRA

 

JAVIER TÉLLEZ

 

WALKER & BROMWICH

 

BEDWYR WILLIAMS