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Nationality British
Born b. 1974

Shezad Dawood

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Shezad Dawood was trained at Central St Martin’s and the Royal College of Art before undertaking a PhD at Leeds Metropolitan University. He works across film, painting and sculpture to juxtapose discrete systems of image, language, site and multiple narratives, using the editing process as a method to explore meanings and forms between film and painting. Dawood’s work has been exhibited internationally, including the Rubin Museum of Art, New York; Palazzina Canonica and Fortuny Factory Venice, Italy; the Si Shang Art Museum, Beijing; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Taipei Biennial, Taiwan; Marrakech Biennial, Morocco; MACBA; Tate Britain, London; and the 53rd Venice Biennale, Italy (2009), among others.

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Shezad Dawood
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    New Art Exchange, Nottingham, United Kingdom

    Shezad Dawood – Leviathan: The Paljassaare Chapter
    Kai Art Center, Tallinn, Estonia

    Shezad Dawood – Leviathan: Sueños del Futuro Pasado
    The RYDER, Madrid, Spain

    The Bluecoat, Liverpool, United Kingdom

    Kunstverein Munich, Munich, Germany

    Encroachments in Leaving the Echo Chamber
    Sharjah Biennial 14, Sarjah, United Arab Emirates

    MOSTYN, Llandudno, Wales, United Kingdom

    Leviathan: On Sunspots and Whales
    Barakat Contemporary, Seoul, Korea

    A Lost Future: Shezad Dawood
    Rubin Museum of Art, New York, New York

    Leviathan: Memories of the Future Pt. 2
    HE.RO, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    A Tale of a Tub, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

    The Atlantic Project and Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth, United Kingdom

    Shezad Dawood. Leviathan Cycle, Episode 1: Ben
    New Adelphi Exhibition Gallery, University of Salford, Manchester, United Kingdom

    Palazzina Canonica and Fortuny Factory, Venice, Italy

    Shezad Dawood: Why depend on Space and Time
    Galerist, Istanbul, Turkey

    Shezad Dawood: Kalimpong
    Timothy Taylor, London, United Kingdom

    Jane Lombard Gallery, New York, New York

    It was a time that was a time
    Pioneer Works, New York, New York

    The Room, Fig-2
    ICA, London, United Kingdom

    The Double Life of Arthur Schnitzler
    Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Towards The Possible Film
    John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, United Kingdom

    Towards The Possible Film
    Parasol Unit, London, United Kingdom

    Towards the Possible Film
    Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds, United Kingdom

    The Anthropology of Chance
    OCAT, Xi’an, China

    Towards The Centre. Once More, Sadler’s Wells & Tate Visual Art Commission
    Sadler’s Wells, London, United Kingdom

    Wolf Panel
    Paradise Row, London, United Kingdom

    Piercing Brightness
    KINOKINO, Sandnes, Norway

    Art in General, New York, New York

    Parasolstice—Winter Light, including a special performance of Shezad Dawood
    Parasol Unit, London, United Kingdom

    Project II with experimental music duo Praed
    Parasol Unit, London, United Kingdom

    Piercing Brightness
    Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange, Penzance, Cornwall, United Kingdom

    Piercing Brightness
    Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

    Cosmic Beach
    Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    New Dream Machine Project
    L’Appartement22, Rabat, Morocco

    Piercing Brightness
    Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston, United Kingdom

    A Mystery Play
    Plug in ICA, Winnipeg, Canada

    The Jewels of Aptor
    Paradise Row, London, United Kingdom

    Cities of the Future
    Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, India

    Intensive Surfaces
    Arhus Kunstbygning, Arhus, Denmark

    I Knew I Should Have Taken that Right Turn at Albuquerque
    Washington Garcia, Glasgow, United Kingdom

    Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Feature: Architecture
    East Side Projects, Birmingham, United Kingdom

    Journey to the End of the Night
    Galleria Riccardo Crespi, Milano, Italy

    Until the End of the World
    The Third Line, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    If I Should Fall From Grace With God
    Paradise Row, London, United Kingdom

    The End of Civilisation
    Axel Lapp Projects, Berlin, Germany

    Shezad Dawood & Friends
    Artists’ Studio, London, United Kingdom

    Sharjah Biennale 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber
    Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

    Leviathan: The Cod Trap
    Toronto Biennale of Art, Toronto, Canada

    University of NonDualism
    Frieze LIVE, London, United Kingdom

    The Aerodrome—An exhibition dedicated to the memory of Michael Stanley
    Ikon, Birmingham, United Kingdom

    A Tale of a Tub, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

    Gwangju Biennale 2018
    Asia Culture Center, Gwanju, South Korea

    Rendez-vous with Frans Hals
    Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, The Netherlands

    Lahore Biennale 01
    Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan

    HE.RO by Maurits Hertzberger and Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Delfina in SongEun: Power play
    SongEun ArtSpace, Seoul, Korea

    HUMAN/DIGITAL: a symbiotic love affair Digital, Post Internet and Virtual Reality from the Brown Family Collection
    Kunsthal, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

    I Want! I Want!: Art & Technology
    Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham, United Kingdom

    Recent Acquisitions – Recent Developments
    Si Shang Art Museum, Beijing, China

    Drawing Biennial 2017
    Drawing Room, London, United Kingdom

    Mementos: Artists’ Souvenirs, Artefacts, and other Curiosities
    Art Brussels, Tour & Taxis, Brussels, Belgium

    Thinking Tantra
    Peninsula Arts, Plymouth, United Kingdom

    Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    A Rotation of Six Video Works by Six International Artists from Collection (Anonymous)
    Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, Colorado

    The Universe and Art
    Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

    Neon: The Charged Line
    Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, United Kingdom

    Vienna Biennale, Future Light, curated by Maria Lind
    Angewandte Kunst (MAK) and Kunsthalle, Wien, Vienna

    Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art
    Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, Hawaii

    Untitled, 7th Moscow Biennale
    Own Land/Foreign Territory, Manege, Moscow, Russia

    Blow up
    Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria

    Blow up
    C/O Berlin, Berlin, Germany

    Sous nos yeux
    MACBA, Barcelona, Spain

    Where are we now?
    Marrakech Biennale 5, Marrakech, Morocco

    Eastwing Biennial. INTERACT: Deconstructing Spectatorship
    Courtauld Institute, London, United Kingdom

    MMKA, Arnhem Museum, The Netherlands

    Moving Images
    Art Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    The Great Acceleration – Taipei Biennial 2014
    Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

    Photo Museum, Winterthur, Germany

    Conflict and Compassion, 3rd Asia Triennial Manchester
    IWM North, Manchester, United Kingdom

    Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

    Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape and Islamic Art, Touring Exhibition
    Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida

    The World Turned Inside Out
    Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

    Kedleston Hall, Derby, United Kingdom

    I Appear Missing
    Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Black Sun
    Devi Art Foundation, Delhi, India

    I Look to You and I See Nothing
    Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

    Sous nos yeux
    La Kunsthalle, Mulhouse, France

    Open Heart Surgery
    The Moving Museum, London, United Kingdom

    Speak Nearby
    Whitstable, Biennale, United Kingdom

    Lost in Paradise: Du spiritual dans l’art actuel
    Loft Sévigné, Paris, France

    Videonale 13 on tour
    IZOLYATSIA Art Centre, Donetsk, Ukraine

    Paradise Row, London, United Kingdom

    Videonale: Dialogue in Contemporary Video Art
    National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

    How I Learned To Stop Fearing and Love the Exotic Art
    Art Life Lounge, JAMM Foundation, No city, Kuwait

    Generation in Transition
    Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland

    Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn & BWA Contemporary Art Gallery, Bonn, Germany

    Katowice The Pavement and the Beach, Paradise Row, London, United Kingdom

    AS THE WORLD TURNS: New Art From London
    Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney, Australia

    Illuminations (After Arthur Rimbaud)
    Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery, New York, New York

    Living in Evolution
    Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea

    Rude Britannia: British Comic Art
    Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom

    Grand National
    Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen, Norway

    John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

    Wonderland: New Art from London
    Assab One, Milan, Italy

    The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today
    Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom

    Disorientation II
    Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    AiM International Biennale 3rd Edition, Marrakech, Morocco

    The Artist’s Studio
    Compton Verney, Warwickshire, United Kingdom

    Making Worlds
    The 53rd Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

    Natural Wonders: New Art from London
    Baibakov Art Projects, Moscow, Russia

    Altermodern: Tate Triennial
    Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom

    Untold: The Rise of Schisms (Indian Popular Culture and Beyond)
    Sala de Exposiciones Alcala 31, Madrid, Spain

    Indian Highway, in collaboration with Mukul Deora
    Serpentine Gallery, London, United Kingdom

    Lightness of Being
    Initial Access, The Frank Cohen Collection, London, United Kingdom

    HKW, Berlin, Germany

    Arndt & Partner, Zurich, Switzerland

    Bubble & Squeak
    PM Gallery, Toronto, Canada

    East Wing Collection
    Courtauld Institute, London, United Kingdom

    Yabba Dabba Do
    Cell Project Space, with Hilary Koob-Sassen, London, United Kingdom

    London in Six Easy Steps
    ICA, London, United Kingdom

    Go Between
    Kunstverein, Bregenz, Austria

    We Have Met the Enemy & He Is Us
    Redux, London, United Kingdom

    Indians & Cowboys
    Gallery 4a, Sydney, Australia

    Site + Sight, Earl-Lu Gallery, Singapore
    Ausgang, Studio Voltaire, London, UK

    Century City, Tate Modern, London, UK
    Selbst | porträt, Schloss Agathenburg, Agathenburg, Germany

    Through A Glass Darkly, Kunstlerhaus Mösentürm, Frankfurt, Germany

    000zerozerozero, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK

  • 2008
    Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, England
    PhD Fine Art

    Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom
    MPhil Fine Art- Photography

    Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom
    MA Fine Art-Photography

    Central St. Martin’s College of Art & Design, London, United Kingdom
    BA Critical Fine Art Practice

  • Abraaj Capital Art, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington

    The British Museum, London, United Kingdom

    Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon, India

    Harris Museum
    , Preston, United Kingdom

    LACMA, Los Angeles, California

    National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada

    Si Shang Art Museum
    , Beijing, China

    Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom

    UBS Art Gallery, New York, New York

  • 2015
    Winner, Best Artist Film Award, Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York, England

    Shortlisted, Jarman Award, London, United Kingdom

    Winner, Abraaj Capital Art Prize, ArteEast, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Winner, LAFVA Award, Film London, London, United Kingdom