ABOUT

Polly Pollet (*1993) is more than just an artist. She’s a ballpoint-ninja: Some paper and a ballpoint pen are all the Belgian talent needs to create unique and mesmerising drawings dealing with subjects such as sexuality, social media and the state of society. Each of her artworks is a passionate and candid response to the world we live in, inspired by her own experiences and impressions – the good, the bad and everything in between. The result is an already impressive body of work best described as “positively provocative”, challenging the audience in a bold and playful way to think about the complex and often uncomfortable issues of today.

 

Lives and works in Brussels/Hoogstraten, Belgium

WORK

2016 - Today

Artist - Polly Pollet
Resident at La Vallée, Brussels

2018 - 2019

Creative, Havas International,  Brussels

2016 - 2018

Digital Creative, Shortcut Advertising, Brussels

EDUCATION

2014 - 2016

Arteveldehogeschool, Ghent  Teacher education program 

2012 - 2014

Arteveldehogeschool, Ghent, Bachelor Grafic and digital media 

2011 - 2012

Universidad EAFIT, Medellin, Spanish classes 

2011 - 2012

Rotary Youth Exchange, Medellin, Colombia

2006 - 2011

Heilig Graf, Turnhout, Free Liberal Arts

2004 - 2011

Academy: Diciton and Drama

AWARDS

2017

Nantes Creative Generation Award, Nantes

EXHIBITIONS 

SOLO

2019

2019

Polly Pollet, Foorumi, Knokke-Le-Zoute, Belgium

Bruxsel Project with The Skateroom x Polly Pollet, Brussels, Belgium

ART RESIDENCIES

2019

Artist in residence at the Cultural Centre 'De Steiger', Menen

GROUP

2019

2019

2019

New Horizon, Foorumi, Knokke-Le-Zoute, Belgium

Desolation Nation - As They Grow Roots, Destelheide, Belgium

Erotica, Felippo Ioco Gallery, Barcelona, Spain

2019

European Custom Board Collective Show #2, Bordeaux, France

2019

GEBROED!, Cultural Centre 'De Steiger', Menen, Belgium

2019

'BE...' - Querencia Studio, Brooklyn, USA 

2018

'Handen', Het Hofke, Turnhout, Belgium

2018

Loes Koster Gallery, Groningen, The Netherlands

2018

'Neon Butthole Tattoo Parlor' in collaboration with Porous Walker and team in the studio of Tom Sachs, New York, USA

2018

'This is not a ... ', Ghost Gallery, Brooklyn, USA

2017

'Room With A View' at FOORUMI #129, Knokke, Belgium

2017

MAGMA, Berlin, Germany

2017

No name, collaboration with Porous Walker, One Grant Gallery, Portland, USA

2017

Life Drawing at the European Commision, Brussels, Belgium

2016

'Sorry, not sorry' Street art festival, Ghent, Belgium

2016

Campo Victoria, Ghent, Belgium

PRESS

2019

2019

2019

Interview with a Ballpointninja, House of Theodora, Australia

2019

2018

Cover page, Cult.opvrijdag, De Morgen, Belgium

2017

Polly Pollet, The Ballpointninja, Azucar Magazine, Berlin, Germany

2017

Polly Pollet and the message of love, Hay Dia Magazine, Colombia

2017

2016

Dr. Martens, Knack Weekend, Belgium

2016

Mary Jane, Knack Weekend, Belgium

 © 2019, created by Polly Pollet

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