David Ward works in a range of media that includes painting, photography, performance and sound. He is also known for his collaborations with choreographers, artists and composers. He has made numerous permanent and temporary works in the public realm. His work is held in public collections in the UK and abroad and he has been awarded artists’ residencies at King’s College Cambridge and Harvard University.He has taught extensively, including at Goldsmith’s College (1987 – 2004) and the Architectural Association, London (1997 – 2006) and continues to be involved in art education, writing and curating.
Recent exhibitions in 2015 and 2016 include: wavespeech – Edmund de Waal and David Ward at Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney; Something out there where – Samuel Beckett at King’s College, Cambridge; David Ward: In a Landscape – Wolverhampton Art Gallery in Wolverhampton and Make Shift – Black Barn, Cockley Cley, Norfolk, curated by Jo Melvin. David Ward also co-curated (with Jonathan Parsons) the major exhibition Seeing Round Corners for Turner Contemporary, Margate in 2016.
David Ward was born Wolverhampton 1951 and attended the Wolverhampton College of Art (1968-69) and then the Winchester School of Art (1969-73).