• Sep '20 - BAK basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht

    BAK 2020 Fellowship program: exploring the possibilities of art as a public good and a site of public pedagogies

    The BAK 2020 Fellowship program is a three-month program, taking place in autumn 2020, organized in two parallel strands. Within the first strand, nine Fellowships are awarded to practitioners engaged with local communities and struggles for developing a focus on long lasting, mutual support with and through BAK as a public art institution. As former BAK Fellow I join this strand as BAK Associate to conceptually guide the research and work on forms of proximity and building connections. Within the second strand, six Fellowships are awarded to researchers within the network freethought for developing their research on “spectral infrastructures.”
  • Jun '20 -

    Qanat Cura

    The collective opening and first release of Qanat Cura is on air since yesterday!
    Dig more into our web launch, collective video opening and the upcoming project(s) via

    With contributions by: Abdellah M. Hassak, Amine Lahrach, Louisa Aarrass, Rim Naïr, George Bajalia, Jeanne Van Heeswijk, Sara Frikech, Francesca Masoero, Nassim Azarzar, Edouard Sors, Shayma Nader, Jerome Giller and many more soon to be announced
  • May '20 -

    A Call for New Organizational and Collective Forms After COVID19

    Join us May 1st (Europe: 20:00 / 2:00pm EST) for our Urban Front launch event and live webinar with
    David Harvey, colleague and member of #urbanfront

    Urban Front is a transnational consultancy focused on helping progressive public and social sectors achieve their goals as they address the critical urban problems of the 21st century.

    Worldwide, Urban Front works to make cities more equitable by connecting grassroots knowledge and infrastructures to our own committed areas of expertise, by being a bridge between progressive governments and organizations in charge of implementing public measures.
  • Oct '19 - Pauwstraat 13A, 3512 TG Utrecht

    Trainings for the Not-Yet (14 Sep 2019–12 Jan 2020) at BAKbasis

    Opening Trainings for the Not-Yet bij BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, 14/15 september 2019, foto: Tom Janssen
    Opening Trainings for the Not-Yet bij BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, 14/15 september 2019, foto: Tom Janssen
    Trainings for the Not-Yet
    An exhibition as a series of trainings for a future of being together otherwise, convened with a multitude of collaborators by Jeanne van Heeswijk and BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht

    Jeanne van Heeswijk, Laura Raicovich, Adelita Husni-Bey, Patricia Kaersenhout, Shumaila Anwar, Habiba Chrifi-Hammoudi, Joy Mariama Smith, Adrian Piper, Denise Valentine, Nancy Jouwe, Black Quantum Futurism, Chloë Bass, Beatrice Catanzaro, Kolar Aparna, Mehbratu Efrem Gebreab, Yasmine Eid-Sabbagh, Clara Balaguer, Gabriel Fontana, Fran Ilich, Jun Saturay, Ying Que, Bakudapan Food Study Group, Michael Rakowitz, Afrikaanderwijk Coöperatie, Superuse Studios, Freehouse, De Voorkamer, W.A.G.E, Philadelphia Assembled, Staci Bu Shea, Laced-Up Project, Whitney Stark, Carmen Papalia, Zein Nakhoda, Homebaked Community Land Trust (CLT), Homebaked Bakery, Homegrown Collective, Selçuk Balamir, Joska Ottjes, Irene Calabuch Mirón, Ethel Baraona Pohl, We Are Here, Elke Uitentuis, Abdulaal Hussein, Paul de Bruyne, New Women Connectors, Lieneke Dwars, Stranded FM, Welkom in Utrecht, Gabriel Erlach, Ultra-red, Mustapha Seray Bah, Goldsmith.Company, Extinction Rebellion Utrecht, Angel Bat Dawid, the Basic Activist Kitchen
  • Jun '19 -

    Trainings for the Not-Yet, An exhibition as a series of trainings for a future of being together otherwise

    BAK announcement: With great pride and excitement, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst in Utrecht announces Trainings for the Not-Yet, a project convened by artist Jeanne van Heeswijk. An exhibition that unfolds through a series of trainings in civic engagement, radical collectivity, and active empowerment, the project brings together collaborators from various fields and communities to create and practice alternative imaginings of being together in the face of the pressing emergencies that shape the world today.
  • Jun '19 - BAK basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht

    Propositions #8: I Wanna Be Adored (the Non-Fascist Remix)

    BAK, basis voor actuele kunst in Utrecht proudly presents Propositions #8: I Wanna Be Adored (the Non-Fascist Remix), an evening program of performance, music, installations, hosted space, dancing, bites, and celebration with the BAK 2018/2019 Research Fellows. The program is the culmination of the BAK 2018/2019 Fellowship Program, in which the Fellows individually and collectively developed their research dealing with the pressing issues of the contemporary. Propositions #8: I Wanna Be Adored (the Non-Fascist Remix) synthesizes the research and learning trajectory of the past ten months, and addresses it through a celebratory spatial experience of a party otherwise.