Ronald Bal graduated as a visual artist at ArtEZ Zwolle (the Netherlands) and was awarded with the ‘Best of graduates 2010’ exhibition at Gallery Ron Mandos in Amsterdam. His work is shown at diverse museums and project spaces, including museum CODA in Apeldoorn (2104-2015) 21 Rozendaal in Enschede (2010), National Palace of Culture in Sofia (2016), the Grimmuseum in Berlin (2013) and European Culture Centre Palazzo Mora in Venice (2017). In addition, Ronald Bal participated in various festivals and academic conferences, such as PAO 2015 in Oslo, Creature Live Art in Kaunas (2014), Venice International Performance Art Week in Venice (2016) and the academic conference ‘The politics of Performance and Play. Feminist Matters (Leiden University, 2016). From 2010 – 2016 Gallery Zerp in Rotterdam represented his work and showed his work in various exhibitions and art fairs. Ronald Bal also taught performance art at Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam and during PAS 2014 (Performance Art Studies) in Kaunas, Lithuania.
Characteristic for Ronald Bal is a multidisciplinary practice that integrates visual- and performance art through various methods of translation, such as choreography, sculpture, video and storytelling. In doing so he explores the language of movement, creates spaces to expose and elude systems of representation and mechanisms of subjectification, and aims to reformulate the relationship between the object and the subject.
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