Iwan Bala is an artist, writer, lecturer and activist who has exhibited widely in the UK and outside, including a recent touring exhibition of China visiting the Three Gorges Museum, Chongqing; Wall Gallery, Beijing; River South Arts Centre, Shanghai; Hexi Gallery, Guangzhou.
Iwan Bala was born in north Wales and has been a practicing artist based in Cardiff since 1984. In 1990 he was artist in residence at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe and he completed an M.A. in Fine Art at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff in 1993. He was a Founder member of The Artists’ Project, an artist led international group that participated in/organized site-specific art events in New York, Poland, Spain, Israel and Wales.
Publications include, Certain Welsh Artists, Custodial Aesthetics in Contemporary Welsh Art (Seren), 1999, Here + Now (Seren) 2005, Groundbreaking, The Artist in the Changing Landscape (Seren) 2005 and Hon, Ynys y Galon (Gomer) 2007. He lectures widely on contemporary art in Wales, and presents television art documentaries for S4/C, the most recent Bilbao, Belfast and Bala investigating public art in relation to community and identity.
For more biographical information visit www.iwanbala.com