Adam Ball


Current Exhibition:
Clarks: Rebooted, touring Shanghai, Milan, New York and London
March-October 2015
Design Shanghai, 27-30th March 2015

"Clarks: Rebooted gathers the talent of 14 leading UK-based artists and designers from a broad range of creative disciplines to work outside their usual media and to create a one-off artwork freely re-interpreting the iconic Desert Boot, as well as design a limited edition (250) Desert Boot, to be sold at retail from Spring 2015 to support The HALO Trust.
The exhibition, including prototypes of each limited-edition shoe and the unique artwork from each artist, will tour key art and design events around the world. The exhibition will launch at Design Shanghai (March 2015), then Salone del Mobile, Milan (April 2015), Frieze New York (May 2015) and finally London (September /October) during London Fashion Week, London Design Festival and Frieze. The tour culminates with an auction in October 2015, with proceeds being donated to The HALO Trust.
For press release see PRESS section

Previous Solo Exhibition:
The Space Between, The Goss-Michael Foundation, US
4th September - 4th October 2014

'Curated by The Future Tense, The Space Between will see the debut of a series of new and highly anticipated works across a range of different mediums and on a large scale.

"Whilst researching this body of work I was struck both by the way many of the building blocks of life – be they natural or man made – could be distilled to simple motifs, and how many of them could conceivably be interchangeable. By choosing with how to layer, combine and modify these technically incompatible images, and by working predominately in charcoal and on a large scale, I found I could respond almost instinctively, blurring the boundaries between laboratory, studio and gallery."

A 46 page catalogue will also accompany the exhibition
For press release see PRESS section

New edition available:
To mark the opening of this exhibition, The Living Other was published – a photopolymer gravure etching in a signed edition of 20 plus 6 APs, measuring 95 x 110cm, produced by Pete Kosowicz of Thumbprint Editions.

Recent Exhibitions:
Redefine, Dallas Contemporary Museum, US
22nd March - 5th April 2014

A self-portrait DNA mural was installed directly on the gallery walls, alongside a paper cutout on white gold leaf, and auctioned to benefit the MTV Staying Alive Foundation and Dallas Contemporary.

"Adam Ball is offering one collector the chance to work closely with him to create ‘the ultimate portrait’. Inspired by his latest body of work – which features aspects of his own microbiology – the winning bidder will provide a DNA sample that the artist will then have photographed before using it to create a unique large-scale mural at a chosen location. "Artistically speaking there is an established idea of what a portrait should be, whereas in this work I hope to reflect the very blueprint of an individual, working from the inside out."
The installation of the finished work as a mural is an artistic expression of the boldness and vivacity of life, whilst also reflecting its inevitable impermanence."
See link below for more information.


Goss-Michael Foundation
The Space Between Catalogue
Gagosian Gallery installation video
US Channel 8 news clip
Nakid Magazine interview
Galerie Laurent Mueller
MTV Redefine Dallas Contemporary