Alison Ballard


Alison Ballard

Alison Ballard explores the ambiguity between fiction and reality, the real and unreal, and the known and the imagined, through temporal works of film, installation, audio, performance, and geo-locative technologies.

Derived from everyday experiences and observations, coupled with an interest in the dislocated relationship of image and sound, and phenomenology, she seeks to produce cross-disciplinary artworks that question our relationships with people, places, and objects and assist audiences to engage with their environment, or to consider their interactions with the world around them, in new ways.

Alison's work has exhibited at numerous venues and events including the Whitechapel Gallery (London), IMT Gallery (London), Ashmolean Museum (Oxford), Barbican (London), Tenderpixel (London), Bloc Projects (Sheffield)), Silent Barn (New York), SOMArts Cultural Centre (San Francisco) NURTUREart (New York) and HTMlles 11 (Montreal).

She regularly collaborates with other artists and, in 2015, she won the Main Prize at The Nottingham Castle Open for Wasted Labour, her work with Martin Lewis. Pod, a collaborative project with artist and technologist Mike Blow, is now on show at the Science Museum's new interactive gallery, Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery and their latest piece Colony is currently touring the UK with Hogarth Productions.

Alongside her practice, Alison is Associate Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University and a freelance producer in London and Nottingham. 

© Alison Ballard 2012