The Ponies is a research and design collective.

Their basic strategy is research through making, with every exploration taking material form. These forms occupy or are brought back to the places under study.

What is returned may not be immediately recognizable to the members of those communities – their work thus gives back what was never possessed in the first place, with research becoming an occasion for generous and eccentric exchange.

  • 30 meters
  • Caihong
  • Cornucopia
  • De Kapitein
  • Drawing on Farnsworth
  • Final Fantasy
  • Flipside
  • Freedom
  • Galvanize
  • Golden Rock
  • Goldmine
  • Greater Detroit
  • Islands in the stream (that is what we are)
  • Malatang
  • Mining
  • Nature’s Hobos
  • Nature’s playlist
  • Okina kutsu
  • Podzemka
  • Silver darlings
  • Sporting in Public Space
  • Spuiten of Hakken (Giving back to Rome)
  • Steam
  • Sterk Water
  • Supernatural
  • The Still Life of Hot Memes
  • Trainspotters
  • Unda George ta?
  • Van Zwart naar Groen
  • Vijf voor Twee
  • Waar is Willemstad?
  • Window washing

We work at the crossroads of research, design and society. Our projects are realized both in The Netherlands, and internationally, on locations where there is palpable friction between citizens and government. By making installations in public space our work creates a shift in perspective – thus reevaluating complex social issues.

Our oeuvre includes numerous self-initiated projects; often in cooperation with diverse organizations including The Dutch Ministry of the Interior, Amnesty International, Paradiso and a scala of local partners.

Projects from our collective have been published, and exhibited widely, including at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Kwaku festival – and in public spaces all over the globe. The Ponies regularly teach and lecture at art academies and universities.

  • Urk 2018-2021
  • Scotland 2019
  • Texel 2018-2021
  • Beijing 2019-2020
  • Curaçao 2015-2016
  • Nanjing 2016
  • Sint Eustatius 2013-2015
  • Sint Petersburg 2012-2014
  • Tokyo 2013
  • Nijmegen 2013-2020
  • Amsterdam 2010 -
  • Heerlen 2011-2012
  • Detroit 2010
Cecilia Hendrikx
Tara Karpinski
Annemarie van den Berg

Tugelaweg 85
1091 VN
tel: 0642129946/0614264141