NO TO WAR! We at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht condemn the brutal military invasion of Ukraine, launched by Putin. We stand with all subjected to the inhumane conditions of this war. We also solidarize with the anti-war and pro-democracy movements in Russia and Belarus and with anti-imperialist struggles everywhere. Read more


Reading Group

23 June–24 July 2022

Open Call: In Between Seances

BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, launches an open call for participation in the weekly study group In Between Seances. This collective study is based on the groundbreaking work Dictee (1982) by artist and writer Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (1951–1982) and is developed by artist and BAK 2021/2022 Fellow Yen Noh.

    Award ceremony

    1 July 2022

    Keep an Eye Photography Stipends

    The award ceremony of the Keep an Eye photography stipends takes place on July 1, 2022, during the graduation festival Exposure. The stipends are awarded as a means to support and give financial incentive to graduates who work with the medium of photography immediately after graduating. This way, they contribute to the profiling as a creator or beginning artist, and makes it possible for the graduates to, with coaching, settle in a suitable field of practice.  


      29 June–03 July 2022


      UPSCALING/DOWNSIZING, the graduation exhibition of students on the Photography course at the University of the Arts, Utrecht, opens at BAK on 29 June 2022. The themes that broadly bind this group of young creators together are the digitalization of society and the role of technology in shaping identities, opinions, and memories.