Bas van den Hurk

1965, The Netherlands

Started teaching in Visual Arts in 2006


Bas van den Hurk is an alumnus, having studied Fine Art at St. Joost School of Art & Design in Breda. He holds an MA in Philosophy of Aesthetics from the University of Amsterdam.  

Van den Hurk teaches contemporary theory and research module on Agency & Artist Initiatives. The main question being: how can we imagine other ways to perform? What is the field of collective agency? What workable forms of resistance can be devised? What could that imply and how would this contribute to artistic practices?



Discursive networks, modes and models of painting, manual (re)production and installation practice.
Exhibitions & Bibliography 

His work has been shown extensively: Wendy Cooper Gallery, Chicago, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Autocenter, Berlin, Liste Basel, Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam and Hopstreet, Brussels. Recent solo exhibitions include Rod Barton, London, RH Contemporary, New York, Jerome Pauchant, Paris, Halsey McKay, East Hampton and CCA, Andratx, Spain. Recent group shows include: Cell Project Space, London, Temporary Gallery, Cologne, De Vleeshal, Middelburg, The Neutra Museum, Los Angeles, Thierry Goldberg, New York, Lundgren Gallery, Palma and The Colombo Biennale, Sri Lanka. He is also the founder and director of Whatspace.nl and a longterm boardmember of the Leo XIII residency.