Other activities

Bik Van der Pol are advisors at the Jan van Eijck Academy, Maastricht.
They are mentor for the Mondriaan Foundation.
Initiators and program leaders of the School of Missing Studies, as one of the temporary Master programs at Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, from 2013-2015.
Visiting lecturers at ACT (department of Art, Culture and Technology), M.I.T., Boston, Spring Semester 2016, Experimental Publishing and Archival Research, and Studio Seminar in Art and Public Sphere (with Gediminas Urbonas), 2016
They have been founding members of and actively involved in artist run space Duende in Rotterdam, which existed from 1984-2013.
Liesbeth Bik is a core tutor at Piet Zwart Institute, MFA Rotterdam.
She is a member of the Society of Arts, Academie van Kunsten (Academy of the Arts, Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW)
She was advisor at De Appel Curatorial Program, Amsterdam until end 2015.

2019
Naturaleza/s, Eremuak sessions, Bilbao (symposium)
Through the looking glass, [ workshop at UNIDEE-Citta del Arte, Biella]
The Point: Stories that must be told. Workshop at Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy
Jan van Eyck Academy, public talk
Whole Life Academy, Dresden, with Haus der Kulturen der Welt and Archiv der Avantgaen (AdA)
2018
What’s the offer? Exhibitioning is a verb! (thinking, making, reading: what do exhibitions do?), Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam. seminar project
HOW ON EARTH? - Replicating nature - a field trip with Bik Van der Pol, for Verschwindende Vermächtnisse: Die Welt als Wald
2017
Kunstkracht (on the public domain), with Mia You and Frans Willem Korsten, Spui25, Amsterdam
2016
DON'T ERASE TILL MONDAY by Experimental Publishing students of ACT-M.I.T. at CRC/Bookshop, Carpenter Center, Cambridge, 2016 info
Public Inquiries, Copenhagen, symposium
CalArts Paul Brach Visiting Artists Lecture Series: Bik Van Der Pol, lecture
Academy of Arts/KNAW, Amsterdam, lecture

Other activities

2013-2015
program leaders School of Missing Studies, Master program Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam
2013
Collecting the Performative: Performance and Activism, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, in collaboration with TATE Modern, London. Seminar
Scratching the Museumwalls, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, seminar project
2012
And And And, Documenta 13, Kassel
Everyone for themselves, Discussing the Ethics and Economics of Art: day-long symposium, workshop and a week of homework screenings i.c.w. Jan van de Pavert, De Unie and Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam Everyone for Themselves was part of And And And, Documenta 13, 2012
2011
Big Ideas in Art and Culture Lecture Series, Guelph, Canada

2010
Other Forms of Life, workshop in collaboration with Islington Mill Art Academy
Actors, Agents and Attendants, expertmeetimngs, project, symposium, SKOR, Amsterdam
Autonomy Project, summerschool, YourSpace/vanAbbemuseum, Eindhoven. Talk.
Musagetes Foundation, Sudbury (CA), talk
Not Our Cup of Tea: Raimundas Malasauskas and Gabriel Lester for Capacete, 29th Bienal de São Paulo, Teatro Arena, Sao Paulo
Former West, talk at symposium Russian Avant-garde Revisited, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven
DARE 5, Doing Dissemination, talk. MAHKU, Utrecht
Learning From Vancouver, symposium at Western Front, Vancouver
Coming Soon, Audain Gallery at SFU Woodward's, Vancouver. Public Symposium
2009
Perspectives: what isn't art, Glucksman Gallery, Cork. Talk
Creative Time Summit: Revolutions in Public Practice, New York
neveroddoreven, graduation show Piet Zwart Institute, MFA, Rotterdam, curated by Bik Van der Pol, TENT. Rotterdam
The Artists, symposium Witte de With, Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam
One day Sculpture, symposium Wellington, New Zealand
Monument for Free Speech, workshop Elam University, Auckland
Western Front, University of British Columbia, and Simon Fraser University Vancouver. Talks

Other activities

ELAM UNIVERSITY International artist-in-residence-program workshop on free speech as part of 1440 Minutes towards the development of a site, in collaboration with students of Elam University, Auckland, New Zealand
Time bank, eflux, design note
2008
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI),, talk
Insert, in Open magazine, published by SKOR
I've got something in my eye, Marie Louise Hessel Museum/CCS Bard College, Annondale-on-Hudson, NY, curatorial project by Bik Van der Pol with works of Bik Van der Pol, selection from the Marie Luise Hessel Collection, Bard CCS archive, and Van Abbe Museum
PLUG-IN 28, Pay Attention, part 1, 2 and 3. Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven
2007
des/IRE, symposium on urban developments, National Sculpture Factory, Cork, Ireland
Lindestede, Wolvega, landscape project in collaboration with Tijs van Hees landcape architect
selection of films from collection Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Be(com)ing Dutch, symposium, van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven
Cordially Invited Connecting Art and Anthropology (CAA), organised by Amanda Ravetz, Manchester Metropolitan University, workshop

2006
Jump into cold water: summer academy 2006, Shedhalle, Zurich
Archiving disappearance, symposium Nr.1: The introduction, Platform Garanti Contemporary Art, Istanbul, organised by Krist Gruijthuijsen, with guest speakers Bik van der Pol, Brian Holmes, Alexander Koch, Anders Kreuger, Raimundas Malasauskas, Bob Nickas, Seth Siegelaub
Hospitality, Space, TravelL, Translation, symposium, Olivetti Foundation, Rome
2005
Artist as contemporary witness and the limits of sociological vision, IKT congress, Cracow, Poland, in panel with Irit Rogoff, Roger Burgel, Adam Szymczyk and Anselm Franke
Nederland niet Nederland, van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, symposium
2004
Twist to Wild Life TWL, Workshop for SMS (School of Missing Studies), Halle School of Common Properties, Werkleitzbiennale, Halle (Germany)
Para Education Department, Tracer, TENT., Rotterdam, presentation Platforms + Presentation: art as discussion piece, project for Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam
Cordially Invited, concept and production of project by Bik Van der Pol for Nomads & Residents, BAK, Utrecht, in collaboration with Solvej Helweg Ovesen, see also Cordially Invited (eflux)

Other activities

Curators and Artists: Changing Relations and Perspectives, MJ Manifesta Jounal, CAC Vilnius, Vilnius
Kunstverein München, MünchenTeasing Minds, project for SMS (School of Missing Studies), concept Bik van der Pol, Maria Lind and Stealth Group
SMS, School of Missing Studies, Rotterdam, Munich, New York, Belgrade
One:One, Clear the line, I'm sending myself right now, curated by Bik van der Pol
2003
School of Missing Studies, initiated by Bik van der Pol, Sabine Von Fischer, Srdjan Janovic Weiss
Nomads & Residents, Traveling Magazine Table, CAC, Vilnius (2003), Art In General, New York (2004), M.I.T., Boston (2005), IASPIS, Stockholm, Kuturzone06/Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, INSA Art Space, Seoul (2006), Design Academy, Your Space, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven
Hypnose, Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers, Paris, filmprogram in collaboration with Jan Kopp
filmprogram for Rooseum Universal Studios, Part 1, Rooseum, Malmö
Development Datacloud 2.5 with Stealth Group and V2_Organisation, Rotterdam

2002
Interactive Normalisation, organized by Normal Group of Architects, Belgrade
sputniks, Kunstverein Munchen (until 2004)
2000
Nomads & Residents, New York, program of meetings initiated in collaboration with artists, curators, critics
1995 - 1999
REST, Rotterdam, initiated in collaboration with Jeanne van Heeswijk and Hans Snoek. Guests Arno van Roosmalen, Bartomeu Mari, Thijs Goldschmidt, Anna Harding
1984-2013
Duende, artist run space (artists studios, residencies, exhibitions, events) initiated and organised in collaboration with many Rotterdam-based artists