Shezad Dawood short bio.
Shezad Dawood works across film, painting, neon, sculpture and most recently virtual reality to deconstruct systems of image, language, site and narrative. Using the editing process as a method to explore both meaning and form, across diverse media, his practice often involves collaboration and knowledge exchange. He often works with groups and individuals to map far-reaching lines of enquiry across different geographic locations, disciplines and communities. His works are particularly concerned with acts of translation and restaging.
Dawood’s work has been exhibited internationally, including the Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2018), Lahore Biennale, Pakistan (2018), Si Shang Art Museum, Beijing (2017); Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2016); the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2015); Taipei Biennial, Taiwan (2014); Marrakech Biennial, Morocco (2014); MACBA, Barcelona (2014); Witte de With, Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (2013); Busan Biennale, South Korea (2010); Tate Britain, London (2009); and the 53rd Venice Biennale, Italy (2009).
Most recently, Dawood has held solo exhibitions at MOSTYN, Wales (2018); the Rubin Museum of Art, New York, USA (2018); Palazzina Canonica and Fortuny Factory Venice, Italy (2017-18); Timothy Taylor, London (2016); Pioneer Works, New York (2015); Parasol Unit, London (2014); OCAT Xi’an, China (2014) and Modern Art Oxford (2012).
Shezad Dawood was born in London in 1974 and trained at Central St Martin’s and the Royal College of Art before undertaking a PhD at Leeds Metropolitan University. Dawood is a Senior Research Fellow in Experimental.