Ronald Bal is a Rotterdam based visual artist mainly focusing on live art, storytelling, installation and lens-based media. His work deals with danger and fragility in intimate systems and natural events. Inspired by social exchange, cyborgs, history and ecology in the field of anthropology, he is currently focusing on the organic body and a digital text. Simulating the physical and the virtual by re-animating personal data combined with live events, on the border of theatre and visual art. His work often leads to installations in which repetitions of images and body movements are combined to support their narrative structure.

Ronald Bal graduated as a visual artist at ArtEZ Zwolle (the Netherlands) and was awarded with the ‘Best of graduates’ exhibition at Gallery Ron Mandos in Amsterdam. His work is shown at diverse museums and project spaces, including museum CODA in Apeldoorn, 21 Rozendaal in Enschede, National Palace of Culture in Sofia, the Grimmuseum in Berlin and European Culture Centre Palazzo Mora in Venice. In addition, Ronald Bal participated in various festivals and academic conferences, such as Dhaka Live Art Biennale in Dhaka, PAO in Oslo, Creature Live Art in Kaunas, Venice International Performance Art Week in Venice and the academic conference ‘The politics of Performance and Play. Feminist Matters in Leiden University. 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 (Performance Art Studies) in Kaunas and at Faculty of Fine Arts Dhaka University in Dhaka.

Supported by: CBK Rotterdam (Centre for Visual Arts Rotterdam)

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