Press and criticism

New Welsh Review
Winter 2016

Review by Claire Pickard of solo exhibition at Aberystwyth Arts Centre Dave Ball: Searching for the Welsh Landscape in New Welsh Review, issue 113, Winter 2006.


Ceredigion Herald
25 Nov 2016

Article by Jon Coles on Searching for the Welsh Landscape exhibition at Aberystwyth Arts Centre in Ceredigion Herald, 25 Nov 2016.


Aberystwyth Arts Centre interview
Nov 2016

Interview about solo exhibition Searching for the Welsh Landscape at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales with curator Steffan Jones-Hughes.


Fabriquer l’improbable / To Make the Improbable
Sep 2016

Catalogue published in Montreal in conjunction with 2013 residency and exhibition at Est-Nord-Est in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec, Canada. Features documentation of The Museum of Uninteresting Experience, and essays by Dominique Allard and Véronique Leblanc.


Travelogue interview
7 Sep 2016

Interview by Matteo Bittanti, Dave Ball: The Most Boring Game in the World, about absurdity, humour, and the video I've Always Wanted to Travel Across America, which was included in the exhibition Travelogue at Palazzo Ducali, Mantua, Italy.


Galerie Art Claims Impulse feature
2015

Feature by Maria Brudasca, A to Z Letter “C”: Work in Progress, on ongoing project A to Z, written for Galerie Art Claims Impulse, Berlin.


Le Devoir
18 Apr 2015

Dinner Party project featured in review, Parler de toutes les voix, of Polyphoniques exhibition at Optica, Montreal by Jérôme Delgado (in French).


g39 Gallery interview
2013

Interview with Mel Brimfield and Anthony Shapland in It Was Never Going to be Straightforward, published by g39 Gallery, Cardiff, Wales.



Est-Nord-Est interview
2013

Interview about residency project The Museum of Uninteresting Experience in Quebec, Canada, conducted by curators Dominique Allard and Véronique Leblanc in collaboration with le Musée de la mémoire vivante, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli.


Le Devoir
30 Aug 2013

Quebec residency project The Museum of Uninteresting Experience featured in a review of exhibition Making the Improbable by Jérôme Delgado.


Le Soleil
3 Aug 2013

Quebec residency project previewed in a feature, Fabriquer l’improbable à Est-Nord-Est: Inventions Parallèles by Josianne Desloges (in French; Google-translated English version here).


Berlin Art Parasites
2013

Feature on A to Z project by Sofia Martinelli, A is for Artist: Drawing by the Book, published in Berlin Artparasites to coincide with solo exhibition at Galerie Art Claims Impulse, Berlin.


Robert Eckstein essay
Jun 2013

Essay by Robert Eckstein, A to Z: From Aardvark to Axle von Dave Ball, on solo exhibition at Galerie Art Claims Impulse, Berlin in 2013 (in German).


BBC Wales Arts
30 Nov 2011

Ha Ha Road exhibition previewed by Laura Chamberlain.


The Guardian
13 Aug 2011

Ha Ha Road exhibition preview by Robert Clarke.


The Observer
7 Aug 2011

Ha Ha Road exhibition preview by Imogen Carter.


Derzeit
7 Jul 2011

On the Attempt to Divide Body and Mind, feature by Sonja Stössel about Dinner Party project, Derzeit magazine, vol. 5, issue 2, 2011.


Tagesspiegel
5 Jul 2011

Dinner Party project discussed in review by Elke Linda Buchholz of Making Mirrors: of Body and Gaze at NGBK, Berlin.


Kunstforum International
Aug-Sep 2011

Dinner Party project discussed in review by Michael Hauffen of Making Mirrors: of Body and Gaze at NGBK, Berlin in Kunstforum International, vol. 210, 2011.


Goethe Institute
Aug 2011

Dinner Party project discussed in Life is Liveness!, a report by Peter Zorn on new tendencies in live media art, published online at goethe.de.


The Dump Recycling of Thoughts review
6 Dec 2010

The Table Tennis Player and the World discussed in review by Olga Milogrodzka, The Recycling of Ideas is Inevitable Anyway, about the exhibition The Dump: Recycling of Thoughts at Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland.


a-n Magazine
Mar 2010

Being Somewhere discussed in review by Eleonora Schinella of Artsway Open 09 at Artsway, Sway, UK.


Oriel Davies film
2009

Several works featured in a film by Chris Keenan about the exhibition Extraordinary Days at Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Wales in 2009.


Galerie Art Claims Impulse catalogue
2008

Exhibition catalogue Dave Ball: How to Live published by Galerie Art Claims Impulse to accompany residency and solo exhibition.


Anna-Sophie Springer essay
2008

Essay by Anna-Sophie Springer, Acts of Freedom or How to Waste Time? in response to How to Live project, published in exhibition catalogue Dave Ball: How to Live, by Galerie Art Claims Impulse, Berlin.


Galerie Art Claims Impulse interview
2008

Interview by Melanie Zagrean & Pierre Wolter about residency project How to Live, in exhibition catalogue Dave Ball: How to Live, published by Galerie Art Claims Impulse, Berlin.



liverpool.com Magazine
2008

Video work If I Found One I’d Have to Call It Bob discussed in article, Arts Outsiders: Vauxhall Motors Comes in from the Cold, about exhibition Navigator at Royal Standard Gallery, Liverpool, UK.



a-n Magazine
Apr 2006

Performance work National Express discussed in report about NAN-NANA artists’ networking event in Nottingham, UK.



Axisweb
2006

Practice nominated by Anthony Shapland for Open Frequency, an annual survey of new developments in contemporary art.



Carmarthen Journal
23 Jul 2003

Front-page report Dave’s Tickled Pink! on installation Pink Wafer Equivalent VIII, shown at exhibition The Joy of Kitsch at Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen, UK.



BBC News
23 Jul 2003

Artist Swaps Bricks for Biscuits, report on installation Pink Wafer Equivalent VIII, shown at exhibition The Joy of Kitsch at Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen, UK.