Marc Bijl

Marc Bijl (1970)

Lives in Berlin. Works in Berlin.

Dutch artist Marc Bijl (1970) is a highly versatile artist who switches as effortlessly between political activity and street culture as he does between the media of image, text and music. In his early work Marc Bijl reacted to global themes and to popular fascination with symbols of political power, globalization of the economy and nationalism. This resulted in interventions that underscored or undermined world views. Whether addressing politics, religion, globalization and its backlash, or the art scene. Bijl endeavours to expose superficialities and myths via his work. To do this he employs visual elements borrowed from punk and Gothic subcultures and from anarchism. These elements can also be discerned in his later work: the philosophical quotes in graffiti on walls, flags in various renderings and with various texts, and the black sculptures of dark knights on horseback, eagles and Lara Croft. His most recent work is more abstract and minimalistic, exemplifying a shift in approach, by which he pares down different perspectives and methodologies to a new essence. The crux is no longer the 'symbolism', but what that symbolism represents and signifies.

Upstream Gallery
Amsterdam - Nederland
Marc Bijl in Hollandse Meesters, directed by Ditteke Mensink
Interview with Marc Bijl about his work 'PORN', by the Groninger Museum
Interview with Marc Bijl on the occassion of the exhibition "Ceci n’est pas un Casino" at Casino Luxembourg
Marc Bijl in Kunst is Lang, by Mister Motley
Marc Bijl in Hollandse Meesters, directed by Ditteke Mensink

About

Het Parool about soloshow 'Zeitgeist'
“The work of Marc Bijl has undergone a transformation. Before, the tone was set by black and white, by punk and goth, by good and evil. Now Bijl has found a new direction. […] In a world full of images, Bijl immerses the spectator in a cloud of vagueness. Behind the imposed cheerfulness of Bijl’s colors lies an inky world view, in which the truth is eroded by fake news.”
Kees Keijer
Review by ArtPulse
Dutch artist Marc Bijl (1970, Leerdam) is currently presenting a big mid-career retrospective at the Groninger Museum in The Netherlands consisting of a selection of his iconic paintings, sculptures and interventions. Elements such as Modernism, graffiti and nationalism get a conceptual twist in order to portray works that linger between the melancholic, utopian and anarchistic. His mix of high art and popular culture in the manner of a «Bourriaudian» post-producer doesn’t leave anyone indifferent.
Paco Barragán
Review by NRC about his soloshow 'Zeitgeist'
The labels and sweet colors serve as a smokescreen in a world full of disinformation. That regularly produces visually strong results. For example in the video Blurry Conflicts (2017), which shows a high-resolution foggy color cloud behind which video images of conflict areas are hidden. The result is reminiscent of the fresh start-up screen of some smartphones. Attractive, and in this case also frightening. Mistiness is the subject of the work that Marc Bijl made for his exhibition Zeitgeist. With his art, he wants to show that news in hyper-slick image quality can also be diffuse or even misleading and how we sometimes look away from facts.
Thomas van Huut

CV Marc Bijl

CV Marc Bijl Education Royal Academy of Art & Design, ’s Hertogenbosch (grad. 1997) Rennie Mackintosh School of Art, Glasgow (grad. 1996) Solo Exhibitions 2017 Zeitgeist, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam 2016 Idiopolis, frontviews, State of Concept, Athens #tags, Spinello Projects, Miami, USA Blurry Conflicts, Buro Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands 2015 Family Man, Kunstverein Heppenheim, Germany 2014 Armory Show with Upstream Gallery, New York City The Order of The Black Opaque, Plaatsmaken Arnhem, The Netherlands 2012 Urban Gothic, Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands (cat.) Light and Shadow, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam
 Never trust a rebel, Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart, Germany 2010 9/11 666 777, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam
 Bite The Beef, Kunstverein Artitude, Berlin 2009 ArtBaselMiami under auspicien of The Breeder Athens, Miami, USA
 The simple complexity of it all, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
 Towards our new constructtion, Rental Gallery, Cologne, Germany
 Arrested Development, DA2 Salamanca, Spain (cat.) 2008 New sites for personal structures, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam 2006 Indy Structures, The Breeder, Athens (cat.) Afterhours, Cosmic Gallery, Paris
 2005 Afterhours, curated by Roel Arkesteijn Gem Museum, The Hague, The Netherlands Get the balance right, Upstream gallery, Amsterdam 2004 A passion play, curated by Anouk van Heesch , Museum Valkhof, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
 Chesed / Dien, The Breeder, Athens In times like these, Grafisch Atelier, Utrecht, The Netherlands
 Marc Bijl, Giorgio De Chirico Art Center, Volos, Greece 2003 The nation had been flirting with forms of götterdämmerung, with extremes of vocabulary and behavior and an appetite for violent resolutions, Casco, Utrecht, The Netherlands The world won't listen, Bergman Designstore/gallery Frankfurt, Germany, curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen 
 Black Planet, Magazin 4, Bregenz, Austria, curated by Judith Reichart
 Defender, curated by Marco Scotini, Galleria Artra, Milan, Italy 2002 Such as I was, you are and such as I am you will be. Wealth, Honour and Power are of no value in the hour of your death, Galerie Kapinos, Berlin PORN, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin Make them doubt, Projektraum K&S, Berlin 2000 Temporary liquorstore in cooperation with Nachbar, Mama Gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 1999 Dutchbed, CBK Nijmegen, The Netherlands L'artiste pour l'artiste Filmstad, The Hague, The Netherlands 1998 Keep on shooting in the artworld, Overslag, Eindhoven, The Netherlands Group Exhibitions 2018 PLAY, City Festival Kortrijk, Belgium Neue Heimat, Willem Twee, Den Bosch, the Netherlands Haus der Sinnsuche. Gutes Leben Durch Kultur, Kunstsaele Berlin, Berlin From ZERO to 2018, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam PUNK + DANS + KUNST, Schunck, Heerlen, the Netherlands 2017 Bye Bye de Stijl, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, the Netherlands Apocalyps, Art Chapel, Amsterdam Konglomerat, Josef Filipe Galerie, Leipzig, Germany Human/Digital: A Symbiotic Love Affair, Kunsthal Rotterdam, the Netherlands Verspijkerd en Verzaagd, Noordbrabants Museum, Den Bosch, the Netherlands Modern Sculpture, Galería Casado Santapau, Madrid 2016 The Dark Side of the Moon, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland, curated by Konrad Bitterli and Matthias Wohlgemuth
 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 Oliveira The Armory Show 2016, New York with the Breeder Gallery 2015 Politics & Celebrity, m100, Santiago de Chile, curated by Paco Baragan Transformer, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam Beyond Borders, Beaufort 2015, Knokke, Oostende, Belgium curated by Lorenzo Benedetti, Patrick Ronse and Hilde Teerlinck Black Bandits, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin curated by Marc Wellmann Dear Darkness, Gallerie Michael Fuchs, Berlin curated by Stephan Koehler I Don't Care, Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart Trinkets for the Rich, Nationalmuseum, Berlin Spring Performance Festival, Amsterdam 2014 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
 2013 Art Cologne, Marc Bijl, Joan Jonas, Alisa Margolis, Josephine Meckseper, Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Cologne, Germany
 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
 Utopia, Artitude Kunstverein SenatsReserveSpeicher, Berlin, curated by Tjorg Douglas Beer
 Remap 4 KM, Athens, Greece 
 »Idiopolis« dialectics between subject and society, Frontviews Contemporary, curated by Stephan Koehler International Sculpture Park Art Zuid 2013, curated by Henk van Os and Cintha van Heeswijck, Artzuid, Apollolaan, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
 Manifesta 9, Bel Etage Project Genk, Belgium curated by Renata Kaminska Dark Matters, Tent. Rotterdam, The Netherlands curated by Mariette Dölle Faceless, Mediametic Amsterdam curated by Bogomir Doringer Stand alone, by my side  -  Conference 1, Autocenter, Berlin The Legend of the Shelves, Autocenter Berlin, curated by Maik Schierloh and Joep van Liefland Invert: Gewissheit.Vision, Autocenter Berlin, curated by Moritz Götze und Peter Lang 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 Yo! Bum! Rush the show!’ at Atelierhof Kreuzberg e.V., Berlin, Germany Linie, Fläche, Zeit. Ein Abstecher, curated by Peter Lang, Galerie im Ratskeller, Berlin, Germany Love Illumination, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Faceless, Museum Quartier21, Vienna, Austria curated by Bogomir Doringer The Glorious Rise and Fall...(and so on), KW14, Den Bosch, The Netherlands, curated by Marjan Teeuwen Vision vs. Confrontation, Mondriaanhuis, Amersfoort, The Netherlands curated by Alied Ottevanger Twente Biennale: Identifying Europe, RijksMuseum Twente, The Netherlands, curated by Kees de Groot G#12 Galerie Fiebach & Minninger, Cologne, Germany Donatello parmi les fauves, Galerie Olivier Robert, Paris, France reKOLLEKT, curated by Jan Kage, Schau Fenster, Berlin, Germany reKOLLEKT, curated by Jan Kage, Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Berlin, Germany Raumkontrolle, Maxim Gorki Theater, videoscreenings curated by Lutz Henke und Viktor Neumann Death can dance, curated by Lori Hersberger, Townhouse, Zurich, Switzerland Alptraum! curated by Marcus Sendlinger, Goethe-Institut Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa 2012 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 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
 2011 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 Pop Hits, curated by Manfred Peckl, Based in Berlin, Autocenter on location Atelierhaus im Monbijoupark, Berlin
 Search and Destroy, Gallerie Mikael Andersen, curated by Phillip Grözinger and Sebastiaan Schlicher, 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, Groninger Museum, The Netherlands
 Apopcalyps Now, Hugo Brown Collection curated by Ken Pratt at Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam ¡Patria o Libertad! Country or Liberty. The Rethoric of Patriotism, curated by Paco Barragán, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, The Netherlands I Like the art world and the art world likes me' curated by Eric Doeringer, EFA Project Space, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Art, New York City, USA Mapping the horizon, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Trentatre, Artra Galleria, Milan, Italy Marc Bijl, Iris van Dongen and Martin Skauen, Mihai Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, USA ¡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 Alptraum! curated by Marcus Sendlinger, Artists’ project Washington, London, Berlin, Los Angeles, Cape Town, Cell Project Space, London, UK 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 E-flux Pawnshop, Art Basel 2011, Switzerland curated by Anton Vidokle Laws and sausage, nationalmuseum, Berlin, Germany Dr Amen, The B-Men, Tinderbox, Hamburg, 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 2010 C´est ci n´est pas un casino, Villa Merkel, Esslingen, 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/Colorad, 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 (D) The People United Will Never Be Defeated, TENT, Rotterdam (NL) curated by Mar 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, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Home run, curated Marcus Sendlinger, Architekturmuseum der TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany Expodium Orbits #2 MIND THE BOLLOCKS! Expodium, platform for new art, Utrecht, The Netherlands In standard time, Ana Cristea Gallery , New York City, USA Defending our values (Lightbox/The module)’ curated by Tjorg Douglas Beer, Kunstraum Innsbruck,Austria 2009 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 Double Dutch, Hudson Vallery Center for Contemporary Art, New York (USA)
 Elevator to the gallows, Galerie im Regierungsviertel, New York Central Nervous System, Galerie im Regierungsviertel @ Art Cologne
 Narcotica, Galerie im Regierungsviertel, 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 Tjorgm and Douglas Beer Collatoral Damage, Meet Factory Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic 2008 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 Forgotten Bar Project 'Tabularasa', Berlin 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 Videozomer, Petersburg Project Space, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2007 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 Agression, Kunsthalle Winterthur, Zurich, Switzerland Tenderloin, The Breeder, Athens, Greece curated by Nadia Gerazouni Existencias, works from the MUSAC collection, MUSAC Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon, Leon, Spain 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 Alice Day - Brussels, Belgium 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 No Futuro, by Organización Nelson Garrido - ONG, Caracas, Venezuela Marc Bijl-Gerard Byrne-Valérie Jouve- video & photography, Aliceday, Brussels, Belgium 2006 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, NY 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 Urban Explorers Festival, curated by Manon Bovenkerk CBK, Dordrecht, Netherlands Black & White, Hellenic American Union, curated by Artemis Potamianou, Athens Europart, aktuelle Kunst aus Europa in the public space, Vienna curated y Ursula Maria Probst, Walter Seidl. Naked Life, curated by Manray Hsu, Maren Richter MOCA Taipei (Japan) Sociètè des nations, Circuit, Lausanne, Switzerland 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 2005 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) curated by Lars Bang Larsen, Cristina Ricupero, Nicolaus Schafhausen Populism, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (LT) curated by Lars Bang Larsen, Cristina Ricupero, Nicolaus Schafhausen Populism, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt (DE) curated by Lars Bang Larsen, Cristina Ricupero, Nicolaus Schafhausen Populism, 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 (US) Grants/ Awards 2014 Working Stipend Krull Stiftung, Potsdam 2008 Theo Wolvecamp Painting Prize 2004 Charlotte Koehlerprize for Young Art Bibliography 2012 'Hard Edge' 48 pages & poster 450 x 600 mm Design: Anja Lutz // Book Design, The Green Box ISBN 978-3-941644-49-6 2009 'In case you didn’t feel like showing up’, Catalogue (NAI publishers/ DA2) 2006 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  2003 Black Planet, M4 Disjecta Publication by Magazin4 , Vorarlberger Kunstverein 2002 ‘Forever’ (Flash Art Faksimile), edited by Marc Bijl, Catalogue (ISBN 3-932754-28-X), published by Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Vice Versa Verlag) Berlin, Germany