Marc Bijl


Netherlands - born1970 in Leerdam



Royal Academy of Art & Design 's-Hertogenbosch 1992-1997

Rennie Macintosh School of Art Glasgow 1996



Working Stipend Krull Stiftung Potsdam


Theo Wolvecamp Painting Prize


Charlotte Koehlerprize for young art

Solo Exhibitions


Blurry Conflicts, Buro Groningen, NL


Family Man, Kunstverein Heppenheim, Germany


Solo Booth Armory Show, New York under auspicien of Upstream Gallery Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Order of The Black Opaque, Plaatsmaken Arnhem, The Netherlands


Urban Gothic, Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands (cat.)

Light and Shadow, Gallery, Upstream Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Never trust a rebel, Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart, Germany

14 May 2010 . 24 July 2010.


 Galleria Six Milano


Restless Empathy, Aspen Art museum, Colorado


The Simple Complexity of it all, marc Bijl, Kunsthalle fridericianum, Kassel, Germany(solo


Arrested Development, Marc Bijl, Domus Artium, Salamanca, Spain(solo exhibition)

Double Dutch, Hudson Valley for Contemporary Art, New York


Art, Price and Value,, Centro di Cultura Contemporanea, Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence

Fundamentaly V, a public installation by Marc Bijl. Fundament Foundation, Tilburg

Existencias, works from the MUSAC Museo de arte Contemporaneo de Castillay Leon, Leon


Aggression, Kunsthalle Winterthur, Zurich

Destroy Athens, First Athens Biennial, Athens

Memorial to the Iraq War, ICA, London

Left Pop- Moscow Biennale

Brave New World, Cobra Museum Amstel


Breaking the Rules, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Dorothea von Stettenpreis, Kunstmuseum Bonn

Conflict, Swiss Institute, New York


Afterhours, GEM, museum of contemporary art, Amsterdam(solo exhibition)


Premieres, MOMA, New York


Beautiful Banners, curated by Marco Scotini, Prague Biennale, Prague


Manifesta 4.

14 May 2010 . 24 July 2010.


Selected Group Exhibitions



'The next big thing is not a thing', Buro Europe curated by Pauline Doutreluingne, Agata Jaworska, Yana Milev, Niels Schrader en Saskia van Stein

'How to do art with words' Musac Museum Léon, Spain,

curated by Manuel Olveira

Armoryshow New York with The Breeder Gallery


Transformer, Upstream Gallery Amsterdam

Black Bandits, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin curated by Marc Wellmann

Beyond Borders, Beaufort 2015, Knokke, Oostende Belgium curated by Lorenzo Benedetti, Patrick Ronse and Hilde Teerlinck

Dear Darkness, Gallerie Michael Fuchs, Berlin curated by Stephan Koehler

Política y Celebridad, M100 Santiago, Chile curated by Paco Baragan


Berlin Heist/Mediations Biennale, Poznan, Poland curated by Shaheen Merali and Kerimcan Güleryüz

Hausbesetzung, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Germany curated by Elke Gruhn and Dominik Fink

Traces, Upstream Gallery Amsterdam (NL)


ArtCologne, Marc Bijl, Joan Jonas, Alisa Margolis, Josephine Meckseper, Galerie Reinhard Hauff Cologne

This is not a love song, La Virreina Image Centre, Barcelona (Spain) curated by F. Javier Panera

Vision und Gewissheit, Franckeschen Stiftungen, Halle an der Saale curated by Peter Lang and Moritz Götze

Remap 4 KM -Idiopolis- dialectics between subject and society Frontviews Contemporary, curated by Stephan Koehler, Athens Greece

International Sculpture Park Art Zuid 2013, Apollolaan, Amsterdam The Netherlands

Manifesta 9, Bel Etage Project Genk, Belgium curated by Renata Kaminska

Faceless, Mediametic Amsterdam curated by Bogomir Doringer

Stand alone, by my side   - Conference 1- Autocenter Berlin, curated by Maik Schierloh and Joep van Liefland

The Legend of the Shelves, Autocenter Berlin curated by Maik Schierloh and Joep van Liefland

Colapso, Un ensayo sobre el fracaso y la ruptura, Salamanca, Spain curated by Alberto Martín and Augustín Pérez Rubio

Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Galleria Alessandro De March, Milan, Italy curated by Maria Chiara Valacchi

Linie, Fläche, Zeit. Ein Abstecher, curated by Peter Lang, Galerie im Ratskeller, Berlin, Germany

G#12 Galerie Fiebach & Minninger, Cologne, Germany

reKOLLEKT, curated by Jan Kage, Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

Death can dance, curated by Lori Hersberger, Townhouse, Zurich, Switzerland


I should learn to look at an empty sky and feel its total dark sublime, Bugada & Cargnel; Paris, France

My safe reduction to form, Exile, Berlin, Germany

To start with. lets remove the colour, curated by Paul McAree, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Strangers in a strange land, curated by Bart Keijsers Koning, LMAKprojects, New York (US)

This is not the end, curated by Andrea Linnenkohl Loyal Arts Club, Kassel, Germany

Down on Mainstream, De Garage, Cultuurcentrum Mechelen, Mechelen, Belgium


The Collectors Show, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands curated by Christiane Berndes and Charles Esche

Out of Storage, curated by Hilde Teerlinck and Guus Beumer. Collection of FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais in the renovated Timmerfabriek in Maastricht, The Netherlands

Halleluwah! Hommage a Can, curated by Christoph Tannert, Galerie AbtArt, Stuttgart, Germany

In our nature, curated by Renata Kaminska for Bel-Etage Projects at Salon Dahlman, Berlin

Backstage Rider, curated by Lotte Møller and Sebastiaan Schlicher, 5 years of Kunst Magazine, Berlin

Search and Destroy, Gallerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin, Germany

The forgotten years 2007 – 2011 Galerie im Regierungsviertel - 'Forgotten Bar’, Based in Berlin, Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany

A portrait of the artist as a young man, Gallery Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart Germany

De-phasing Patterns, Marc Bijl / Dan Shaw Town, curated by Maria Chiara Valacchi Spazio Cabinet, Milan, Italy

Nieuwe Aanwinsten/ New Aquisitions, Groninger Museum, The Netherlands

Apopcalyps Now, Hugo Brown Collection curated by Ken Pratt at Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

¡Patria o Libertad! - Country or Liberty. The Rethoric of Patriotism, curated by Paco Barragán, MOCCA-Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada

How to philosophize with a hammer, curated by Raul Zamudio, White Box, New York City, USA

What happened to God? curated by Frank Motz, ACC Galerie, Weimar, Germany

Neue Welt - View over Autocenter, curated by Joep van Liefland and Maik Schierloh, SALTS, Basel-Birsfelden, Switzerland

Too late, too little, curated by Nathalie Hartjes, Liesbeth Bik and Jos van der Pol, Kunstfort, Asperen, The Netherlands

Responsolidarity, Galerie Utopia / THE FORGOTTEN BAR PROJECT, curated by Tjorg Douglas Beer, ReMap3, Athens, Greece

Generation 9/11, curated by Teun Voeten and Timo de Rijk, Het Gemak, The Hague, The Netherlands

Dinner für Spinner, curated by Uwe - Karsten Günther, Laden für Nichts, Leipzig, Germany

I should have done that, curated by Eelco van der Lingen, NEST, The Hague, The Netherlands

10 Jahre Autocenter, curated by Joep van Liefland and Maik Schierloh, Autocenter, Berlin, The Netherlands


C´est ci n´est pas un casino, Villa Merkel, Esslingen, Germany

Tomorrowland, Tinderbox Hamburg, Germany

Mixtapes, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland, curated by Chris Clarke and Matt Packer

Tough Love, curated by Shaheen Merali, Plataforma Revólver Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

KRC/Chadha Art Collection, curated by Liesbeth Willems, Voorschoten, The Netherlands

The end of the world as we know it, curated by Bettina Steinbrügge, Kunsthalle Mulhouse, Frace

This is our time, Gallery Michael Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa

Restless Empathy, curated by Matthew Thompson and Heidi Zuckerman, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen/Colorado (USA)

C´est ci n´est pas un Casino, curated by Kevin Muhlen and Jo Kox, Casino Luxemburg, Luxemburg

Amsterdam-Berlijn, curated by Frank Ammerlaan, De Service Garage, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

You are free, Tape Club, Berlin, curated by Daniel Kingery and Julie McKim

The People United Will Never Be Defeated, TENT, Rotterdam (NL) curated by Mariette Dölle

Evolution ID, curated by Ileana Tounta, Contemporary Art Centre, Athens, Greece

La fuerza de la palabra, curated by Agustín Pérez Rubio and María Inés Rodríguez, Colección Musac - Abarrotera Mexicana, Guadalajara, Mexico

2208 Or how I missed the end of the world, curated by Roland Groenenboom and Gerben Willers, mama, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

High Drama: Works from the Collection of Hugo & Carla Brown, The Dutch Cultural Pop-Up Space, London, UK

¡Patria o Libertad! Country or Liberty. The Rethoric of Patriotism curated by Paco Barragán, Miami Dade College, Miami, USA

Police the police, The Young Artists’ Biennial, curated by Mica Gerghescu, Bucharest, Romania

Decadence now! Visions of Excess, curated by Otto M. Urban, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic

Coup de ville, Warp contemporary art platform, curated by Jan Hoet and Stef Bellingen, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium

Statics and the movement in between, curated by Stephan Koehler, frontviews gallery, Berlin, Germany

Chop shop, curated by Maik Schierloh and Joep van Liefland, Autocenter, Berlin. Germany

Tomorrowland, Tinderbox, Hamburg, Germany

Anti-Beeld, curated by Arjen Lancel / Anne Bruggenkamp, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

In standard time, Ana Cristea Gallery curated by Marc Strauss New York City, USA

Defending our values (Lightbox/The module)’ curated by Tjorg Douglas Beer, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria, CCA Andratx, Mallorca


Scratch, ADN galerìa, Barcelona, Spain

Burn, Baby Burn, Galerie Duve, Berlin, Germany

Zeigen. Eine Audiotour curated by Karin Sander, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin

Warehouse of Horrors, Embassy Gallery, curated by Benjamin Fallon, Glasgow (UK)

Double Dutch, Hudson Vallery Center for Contemporary Art, New York (USA)

Elevator to the gallows, Galerie im Regierungsviertel in New York

Narcotica, Galerie im Regierungsviertel in Basel

Remain in Light, W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Cargo / cargo manifest / cargo vision, curated by Anna-Catharina Gebbers, autocenter, Berlin, Germany

cargo manifest, curated by Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, Germany

Defending our values (Lightbox /The module)’, CCA, Andratx, Mallorca, Spain curated by Tjorg Douglas Beer.

Crop Rotation, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York curated by Clarissa Dalrymple

Youngblood, carpenters Workshop, London

Art, Price and Value, curated by Franziska Nori Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina, Florence, Italy

This is the gallery and the gallery is many things, curated by Gavin Wade, Eastside Projects, Birmingham (UK)

Quo Vadis, Autocenter, Berlin

Cobra to Contemporary, Collection of Hugo Brown, Artnews Projects, Berlin

Das Piraterie Problem, Brandenburger Kunstverein, Potsdam, curated by Astrid Mania und Gerrit Gohlke

Don't worry - Be Curious!, Casino Luxembourg, curated by Doothee Bienert, Kati Kivinen, Enrico Lunghi

Fundamentality V, a public installation, Fundament Foundation, Tilburg.

Metal Heart, PlanetArt Gallery, Amsterdam, curated by Arno Coenen

Existencias, works from the MUSAC collection, MUSAC Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon, Leon, Spain

Videozomer, Petersburg Project Space, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Aggression, Kunsthalle Winterthur, Zurich

Frieze Art Fair Sculpture Park, with The Breeder Athens

Green zone-Red Zone, Het Gemak, Den Haag

Destroy Athens, 1st Athens Biennial, Greece

Memorial to the Iraq war, ICA, London, UK curated by Mark Sladen

Left Pop (bringing it back home) Moscow Biennale – curated by Diane Baldon, Nicola Lees, Georgina Jackson

Berlin – NL, Niederländische Botschaft, Berlin, Germany

Brave New World, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, The Netherlands -

Tenderloin, The Breeder, Athens, Greece curated by Nadia Gerazouni

Ruby Sattelite, UCR/California Museum of Photography curated by Ciara Ennis

Theatre Mundi, Anne de Villepoix, Paris

Brave New World, CoBrA Museum Amstelveen

Ons feestje is niet leuk, Galerie Nouvelle Images, The Hague, NL

I Don't need power, I have to much, Ladaproject, Berlin

YouTubism - M.O.T. International, London, UK

Body politicx, curated by Florian Waldvogel and Thomas Edlinger, Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Contour/ Continuïteit, Prinsenhof Delft

Space Oddity, Bugada & Cargnel, Paris, France


Helter Helter, Gallerie Ann de Villepoix curated by Max Henry

Pictograms – The Loneliness of Signs, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart Foundation

curated by Dr. Marion Ackermann and Pirkko Rathgeber, Stuttgart

Breaking the Rules, curated by Gijs van Tuyl and Maarten Bertheux, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Dorothea von Stettenpreis, Die Ausstellung, Kunstmuseum Bonn nominated by Dr. Marion Ackermann

Only the paranoid survive, HVCCA, Hudson

I Love My Scene, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, curated by Jose Freire

Everything is wrong, Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal, Switzerland

Youth of today, curated by Matthias Ulrich, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany

DARK, Museum Boymans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam curated by Jan Grosfeld and Rein Wolfs

Low-Intensity Conflict, SWISS Institute, New York curated by Miriam Katzeff

The Image is Gone, Galerie Lisa Ruyter, Vienna

Ruby Sattelite, Hyde Park Artcenter, Chicago, curated by Ciara Ennis

Unlearn, Plug in, ICA Winnepeg, (Can) curated by Steven Matijcio

Black & White, Hellenic American Union, curated by Artemis Potamianou, Athens

Europart, aktuelle Kunst aus Europa in the public space, Vienna curated by Ursula Maria Probst, Walter Seidl.

Naked Life, curated by Manray Hsu, Maren Richter MOCA Taipei (Japan)

Sound & vision, curated by Luca Beatrice, Museo della Città, Perugia, Italy

Give(a)way, The 30th exhibition of visual art, e v a (open & invited) Limerick, Ireland, curated by Katerina Gregos


Superstars-Das Prinzip Prominenz, Von Warhol bis Madonna, curated by Ingried Brugger, Gerald Matt, Thomes Miessgang, Heike Eipeldauer and Florian Steininger, Kunsthalle Wien (Museumsquarters) and Bank Austria Forum, Vienna, Austria

First we take museums, KIASMA, Helsinki

Leaps of faith, UN Green zone, Nicosia Cyprus, curated by Katerina Gregos and Erden Kosova

Emergencies, MUSAC - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Léon curated by Agustín Pérez Rubio and Raphael Doctor Roncero

Populism, National Museum of Art, Oslo (NO), Vilnius (LT), Frankfurter Kunstverein(DE), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (NL) curated by Lars Bang Larsen, Cristina Ricupero, Nicolaus Schafhausen

On Patrol, De Appel, Amsterdam (NL) curated by Saskia Bos and Theo Tegelaers

Prix de Rome 2005, de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Black & White, curated by Artemis Potamianou, Hellenic American Union Gallery, Athens, Greece

Urbane Realitäten: Fokus Istanbul, Martin Gropius Bau Berlin curated by Christoph Tannert

Festival of Dreams (part 2), curated by James Fuentes, Lombard Freid Fine Arts, New York (VS)


Premieres, screening of 'Good Things' 1st and 27 of december, MOMA Theatre, New York

The Dutch Show: Contemporary Dutch Artists in Greek Collections, curated by Denys Zacharopoulos, The Netherlands Institute of Athens, Athens (EL)

Morgen hier, Heute dort, Kunsthalle Münster, Münster (DE) curated by Marcus Lütkemeyer

Detox Crossover Jam Culture, curated by Peter Andersson & Ståle Stenslie, Sørlandets Art Museum, Kristiansand

Die Zehn Gebote/ The ten commandments, curated by Klaus Biesenbach, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden (DE)

Channel Zero, curated by Katerina Gregos, Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst Montevideo, Amsterdam (NL)

Hit & Run, Platform Garanti, Istanbul (TR) curated by Vasif Kortun, Una Henry and Thomas Peutz

20/20 Vision, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam curated by Leontine Coelewij

Laocoon Devoured, Art and Political Violence, ARTIUM, Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, Vitoria-Gasteiz (ES)

PanicRoom, curated by Marcus Lütkemeyer, Schloß Ringenberg, Hamminkeln, Germany

Better Bet on That ..., curated by Boris Ondreicka, Tranzit, Bratislava, Slovakia

Der Funfte Gewalt, curated by Anton Lederer, Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria

The Black Album, Curated by Luca Beatrice Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy


The Space Between Us, curated by Una Henry and Thomas Peutz, Vane, Newcastle (UK)

Beautiful Banners, curated by Marco Scotini at Prague Biennale 1, Prague (CZ)

Into the Breach, SMART Project Space, Amsterdam (NL) curated by Una Henry and Thomas Peutz

Nation, curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt (DE)

Not Now! Kunstraum B2, Leipzig, Germany curated by Maik Schlüter

Rendez-vous curated by Dirk Snauwaert, Lyon, France

M_ARS - Kunst und Krieg, curated by Peter Weibel and Günther Holler-Schuster, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz (AT)

The world won't listen, Bergmann Design Store Frankfurt curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen


Manifesta 4 Frankfurt, curated by Iara Boubnova, Nuria Enguita Mayo, Stéphanie Moisdon Trembley, Frankfurt, Germany

Commitment, curated by Edwin Janssen, Las Palmas, Rotterdam,The Netherlands; organised by Mondriaan Fonds voor beeldende kunsten, vormgeving en bouwkunst

Married by Powers, curated by Bik & van de Pol, TENT Rotterdam

Microjam influenza, curated by Jeroen Jongeleen for The Appel, Amsterdam

Jeune Creation, Grande-Halle de la Villette, Paris, France


Neighbours/Buren, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum curated by Frank Lubbers, Eindhoven(NL)




Rabobank, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Groningen Museum, MUSAC, Leon, FRAC Calais, Private collectors in Holland, Germany, Greece, Italy, USA, Japan. Collection HVCCA, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, New York - Collection Gemeentemuseum, The Hague - Chadha Art Collection, The Netherlands - Collection APT - KPN Collection, The Netherlands





'Hard Edge' 48 pages & poster 450 x 600 mm Design: Anja Lutz // Book Design, The Green Box 

ISBN 978-3-941644-49-6


'In case you didn’t feel like showing up’, Catalogue (NAI publishers/ DA2)


Marc Bijl, In Times Like These 2006. - 63p. ; 25x17cm. published on the occasion 

of Marc Bijl's exhibition, Indy Structures at The Breeder, Athens

Text: Jan Verwoert

ISBN 960-6654-26-5, ISBN-13 978-960-6654-26-8 


Black Planet, M4 Disjecta Publication by Magazin4 , Vorarlberger Kunstverein


‘Forever’ (Flash Art Faksimile), edited by Marc Bijl, Catalogue (ISBN 3-932754-28-X), published

by Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Vice Versa Verlag) Berlin, Germany