Utrecht Basis

BAK is committed to being a base for collective explorations of the art institution as a site of assembly, of being together otherwise. We are working on a solidarity and membership scheme so that BAK’s venue can be used for and by multiple local publics of various kinds of resources. For more information, please contact info@bakonline.org.


14 July 2023, 12.44

BAK Vacancies

Join our Team! BAK, basis actuele kunst is hiring. The overview of multiple vacancies within our organization can be found here. This page will be continuously updated throughout the upcoming months, so be sure to refer to it for the latest news. 


14 June, 18.00–2 July, 18.00 2023

HKU Graduation Project 2023: Refractions

14 June — 2 July, 2023 Wed — Sun, 12.00—18.00 Opening: 14 June, 18:00—21:00 Events program and performance details: https://www.instagram.com/hkumafa/ More info on MA Fine Arts, HKU University of the Arts Utrecht: https://exposure.hku.nl/p/hkumafa HKU University of the Arts Utrecht in partnership with host, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst present Refractions, the graduation exhibition of the […]


27 May 2023, 23.59


Ultradependent Public School unfolds as the public negotiation of a curriculum to learn what we really need to enact the worlds we really want. Emphasizing study as a radically collective, public labor that lives in-between institutionalized hierarchies, UPS inhabits the edges between formal classrooms and everyday life.


23 May, 20.00–24 May, 21.30 2023

Landing on Feathers (SPRING Performing Arts Festival)

How do we care for each other? What does this do to ourselves, and our relationships with others? Jija Sohn, Aleksandra Lemm, and Julia Reist attempt to answer these questions in Landing on Feathers.

In this performance, three caregivers and artists – Jija Sohn, Aleksandra Lemm and Nica Roses – share their vision on body-oriented caregiving through dance. Care constitutes relations between individuals in society as a necessary element in building a community. Landing on Feathers is a performance for those who are in need of care, and those who are hired to care. It is a performance where the audience can also experience the first steps in making their approach to care more conscious and attentive, even to strangers.

Screening, Conversation

23 January 2019, 19.30-21.30

How Ideology Moved Our Collective Body?

Film Screening, Artist’s Talk, and Conversation

The Dutch premiere of the film Yugoslavia, How Ideology Moved Our Collective Body (2013) by artist and filmmaker Marta Popivoda. The event is organized by artTrace foundation and is a part of Eastern Neighbours Film Festival (ENFF) On Tour program.




4 November 2018, 16.00-17.15

Kerngroep Ring Utrecht presents: DAG WEG DAG

Protest in de stad Utrecht tegen de verbreding van de A27 en een oproep voor het kabinet om te investeren in duurzame mobiliteit. De afsluiting met rondetafelgesprek vindt plaats bij BAK, basis voor actuele kunst.



19-21 May 2018

SPRING presents: Urban Heat Closing Academy

The Closing Academy in Utrecht is the final event of the Urban Heat research programme. During the three days artists participating in the platform will present performances developed during the project and see each other’s work. The shows get contextualized by other art work at SPRING. 

Book Launch