Please note: the BAK building is temporarily closed, due to the current Covid-19 lockdown in the  Netherlands. In the meantime, BAK offers an online program, including the digital forum Prospections, and online gatherings as part of the project Fragments of Repair (17 April–1 August 2021).

BAK programming combines the artistic, experiential, theoretical, and political so as to imagine and enact transformative ways, with and through art, of being together otherwise. BAK’s current research trajectory Propositions for Non-Fascist Living (2017–2020) is prompted by the dramatic resurfacing and normalization of fascisms, historical and contemporary. BAK organizes exhibitions, lectures, publications, workshops, and composite performative conferences with exhibitionary, discursive, and performative elements.


Current & Upcoming


13 April–10 May 2021

Call for Proposals: BAK Fellowship for Situated Practice 2021/2022

The BAK post-academic research Fellowship for Situated Practice is now open for applications from Netherlands-based practitioners working at the intersections of art, theory, and social action. The deadline for applications is 9 May 2021, 24.00 hrs CEST.

    Multi-part Project

    Collective study program

    Public Program



    2 May 2021

    Fragments of Repair/Gathering II: The Body’s Legacies, Part 2: The Postcolonial Body (online)

    The second gathering of Fragments of Repair/Gatherings consists of a screening of artist Kader Attia’s work The Body’s Legacies, Part 2: The Postcolonial Body (video, 2018, 48 min.), followed by a conversation between Olivier Marboeuf (writer, critic, and curator, Paris) and Ruth Wilson Gilmore (abolitionist scholar and activist, Lisbon).

    Suggestions from the archive


    10 February–15 April 2018

    Matthijs de Bruijne: Compromiso Político

    Also featuring works by Jeremy Deller, Piero Gilardi, and Mierle Laderman Ukeles

    Exhibition with works by Matthijs de Bruijne as well as Jeremy Deller, Piero Gilardi, and Mierle Laderman Ukeles. A large part of the exhibition is dedicated to De Bruijne’s cooperation with the Union of Cleaners of the Netherlands Trade Union Confederation (FNV) (2011–ongoing), analyzing ways of bringing together art and social struggles.



    Education Program