Thomas Bakker will speak about the importance of a mental and physical place like artist-run initiative Club Solo (former Lokaal 01) in Breda, related to the topic of Critical Regionalism, during the plenum 'Whose Global, Whose Local?'.

Thomas Bakker earned his Bachelor’s degree from AKV|St.Joost in Breda and his MFA in 2002 from the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, where he majored in sculpture and new media. Bakker’s work has been shown at the Post CS, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam; Centraal Museum, Utrecht. LOOP Video Art, Barcelona (Spain); Neue Galerie, München (Germany) and at several art initiatives and residency programs in and outside the Netherlands. Current positions are founding member art initiative Club Solo, Breda (2014 -), tutor video-film & 3d tactility, Design Academy, Eindhoven (2014-), tutor M.F.A. Program, Kunstacademie AKVI St. Joost, Den Bosch (2007-), tutor bachelor program Kunstacademie AKVI St. Joost, Den Bosch (2003-).