Keith Ball

Lives and works in London.


Exhibitions :


2017   (Jan - Feb) Year Of The Rooster. Q Park - Leicester Square, london.UK.


2016    (December 1-10) Big Deal 7. Q Park - Leicester Square, london.UK

2016    (October) Unschedulled Events. Indo bar. Whitechapel, London, UK.

2016    (April) Point Of Order.  Indo bar, Whitechapel, London, UK.


2015    Silent Movies. Q Park - Oxford Circus, Cavendish Square, London, UK.


2012    Edge Condition.  Spitalfields, BDC. London UK.


2010    East End Promise.  London Newcastle, London UK.


2008    Art Is Fayre. Jago, London UK


2006    Peace Camp. Brick Lane Gallery, London UK

2006    No Place Like Home.  Hackney Empire, London UK

2006    Something To Do.  Indo, Whitechapel, London UK


2005    Visions Of Utopia.  William Morris Gallery, London UK

2005    Free Radicals 4. (StudioBall) The Hubb, Sleeford, Lincs UK


2003    Free Radicals 3. (StudioBall) James Hockey Gallery,

             Surrey Institute Of Art & Design, University College, Surrey UK.


2002    Free Radicals 2. (StudioBall) Art & Design Gallery,

             University Of Hertfordshire, UK


2001    Out Moded. Sotheby’s Contemporary, London UK

2001    Specific. new installation commissioned for

             Edsvik Konst Och Kulture, Sollentuna, Sweeden.

2001    Free Radicals. (StudioBall - with Ralph Ball) Konstfack, Stockholm,

             Sweeden. (part of British Council Season)


2000    Sonic Youth Collaborations, an installation featuring  the ROOT

             project, Printed Matter, New York, USA.

2000    The Ballroom. (StudioBall - with Ralph Ball) Earls Court, London UK.

2000    eight weeks.  The Paper Bag Factory, London, UK.


1999    Scale.  Kingsgate Gallery, London, UK.

1999    Lord Rodney’s Head.  Lord Rodney’s Head, Whitechapel, London, UK

1999    Re-Form.  Moving Houses, London, UK

1999    Spitalfields. Clerks House Gallery, London, UK


1998    Root. Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK.

1998    20/20 Vision.  Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, UK.

1998    Passengers.  for Sun-trap, Fabrica Gallery, Brighton, UK.

1997    20/20 Vision.  Kingsgate Gallery, London UK.

1997    WheNever.  Commercial Too, London, UK

1997    Going Down East. Commercial Gallery, London, UK.

1997    Renovate.  Shoreditch Town Hall, London, UK.


1996    NicePace.  Commercial Too, London, UK.

1996    Ampersand 5. City Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland.


1995    Natural Settings. Chelsea Physic Garden, London UK.

1995    Quiddity. 98 Marylebone, London, UK.

1995    In An Ideal World. 98 Marylebone, London, UK.

1995    On The Shelf.  Kingsgate Gallery, London, UK.

1995    '4'  Maidstone Library Gallery, Maidstone, Kent, UK.

1995     Where Are They Now ? Concourse Gallery .Byam Shaw, London, UK.

1995

1994    The Curator’s Egg. Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK.

1994    Celebration.  Benjamin Rhodes Gallery, London, UK.

1994    Olympian Arts @ The Fine Art Society, London, UK.

1994    Fakes, Raw Gallery, London, UK.


1993    Do You Speak English ?. International Artists Centre, Poznan,

             Poland.


1993    Olympian Arts at Centre Point. Centre Point, London, UK.

1993    Work In Place, The Stables, Orleans House Gallery, London, UK.

1992    Ball / DeMorrand / Williams. BBC Television Centre, White City,

             London, UK.


1992   19x12x181. Centre 181 Gallery, London, UK.


1990    Three London Sculptors. House of Sculpture, Moscow, Russia.

1990    Before Sculpture (sculptor’s drawings) New York Studio School,

             New York, USA.

1990     Artists with a Camera. Centre 181 Gallery, London, UK.


1989    Selection. Riverside Studios, London, UK.

1989    Nine Artists. Cahill & Grebler Gallery, London, UK.


1988    RAG-USSR. MUA Exhibition Halls, Moscow, Russia.

1988    Riverside Open. Riverside Studios, London, UK.


1987    Tales From The City. (solo) Centre 181 Gallery, London, UK.

1987    Realities. Small Mansion Arts Centre, London. UK.


1986    Five Artists. London College Of Furniture, Aldgate, London, UK.

Media :


Dec 1998     Guest List. Vol 3 issue 10. ROOT video short & editorial.

Nov 1998     BBC Arena TV. interview for ROOT exhibition.

Nov 1998     Guest List Vol 3 issue 9. ROOT editorial.

Aug 1998     Big Issue. 'Passengers'  for 'Sun-trap' Brighton.

Aug 1998     Scene Magazine. 'Passengers'  for 'Sun-trap' Brighton.

Nov 1997     London Art Report. Interview for Ringworld Co, Japanese TV.

May 1996     Whats On. Review by John Slyce. Going Down East.

May 1996     GLR Interview for Going Down East & WheNever.

July 1996     London Evening Standard. Interview for 96 Whitechapel Open.

July 1996     Time Out Review  for C/ Gallery 96 Whitechapel Open.

July 1996     Time Out Review  for C/TOO 96 Whitechapel Open.

April 1996     Time Out . Review by Mark Currah for NicePace.

Nov 1995     Big Issue. No 158 interview by Marcus Field.

Aug 1995     Time Out review for Natural Settings.

Aug 1995     The Independent. Review for Natural Settings.

Aug 1995     The Times. Review for Natural Settings.

Mar 1993     Everything London. feature for 'Do You Speak English ?'

Feb 1993     Poznan Tonight. interview for Polish TV / Radio.

Feb 1993     Article for Poznan Evening TV News.

Sep 1990     Moscow Artist. Article for 'Three London Artists'

May 1989     CV Art Journal. Interview and profile for USSR exhibition.

Sep 1988     Moscow Tonight. Coverage for RAG USSR exhibition Moscow TV.

Aug 1988     Soviet Weekly. (Aug 20) article on RAG USSR exhibition.

Exhibition Publications :


2012     La Petite Muerte.

2010     East End Promise. a story of cultural migrants.

1999     ReForm.  Published by Moving Houses.  ISBN 0 9535767 0 1

1998     Root - Thurston Moore  Published by Lo Recordings / C(Too). ISBN:

1997     20 / 20. Published by Kingsgate Workshop Trust. ISBN 0 9533372 0 0

1993     Do youSpeak English, International Artists Centre Poznan, Poland.

1993     British Council / IAC  

1990     Before Sculpture. New York Studio School. British Council /

1990     Depot  Press

1990     Ball, Hargreves, Williams.  P MUA Moscow.  ISBN 5-269-00611-1

1989     Selection. Published by Riverside Studios.  ISBN 1 870172 75 2

1988     RAG USSR. Published by Riverside Artists.  ISBN 0 9513879 0 1


Parallel Activity :


2000     Founded StudioBall  with Ralph Ball / Maxine Naylor.  

              (Keith Ball has since been removed)

1992     Founded artist run magazine ‘everything - london’ with Steve Rushton.

1995     Founded "The Commercial Gallery", an artist run space in Spitalfields.

1996     Selector for Whitechapel Open with Richard Wentworth & Alison Wilding.


The following interviews / texts by Keith Ball can be found at:


Yellow’  interview with Robin Klassnk.

‘Green’ interview with Jaroslow Kozslowski.

‘Intimate Architecture’ interview with Antony Gormley. (This interview is part of the 'required readings' for The European Graduate School. Gormley Lectures / Workshops / Seminars Media Art : Theory, Aesthetics and Philosophy.

'Flat Pack Utopia In Never Weather Land'  text for News From Nowhere Exhibition.

short clip by Mel Geffaney from East End Promise;

Awards :

1995     The Pollock Krasner Foundation  New York.

1993     British Council Travel Award, Poland.

1992     British Council Travel Award, Moscow.