Lot 96 - Shezad Dawood - Overcast but Beautiful
Lot 96 - Shezad Dawood - Overcast but Beautiful

Lot 96 - Shezad Dawood - Overcast but Beautiful

Watercolour on Paper

Shezad Dawood works across the disciplines of painting, film, neon, sculpture, performance, virtual reality and other digital media to ask key questions of narrative, history and embodiment. Using the editing process as a method to explore both meanings and forms, his practice often involves collaboration and knowledge exchange, mapping across multiple audiences and communities. Through a fascination with the esoteric, otherness, the environment and architectures both material and virtual, Dawood interweaves stories, realities and symbolism to create richly layered artworks.Shezad Dawood was born in London in 1974 and trained at Central St Martin’s and the Royal College of Art before completing his PhD at Leeds Metropolitan University. Dawood is a Senior Research Fellow in Experimental Media at the University of Westminster. He lives and works in London. 
2004 – 2008 
Leeds Metropolitan University PhD (Fine Art) 
2000 – 2003 
Royal College of Art, London MPhil Fine Art (Photography) 
1998 – 2000 
Royal College of Art, London MA Fine Art (Photography) 
Unit B1, Ink Court 419 Wick Lane London E3 2PW Phone: 0208 880 7690 studio@shezaddawood.com www.shezaddawood.com 
1994 – 1997 
Central St Martin's College of Art & Design, London BA (Hons) Critical Fine Art Practice (First Class)Recent solo exhibitions include: Timothy Taylor, London (2020-21), Kai Art Center, Tallinn (2020), New Art Exchange, Nottingham (2020), The Bluecoat Liverpool (2019); MOCA Toronto (2019); FriezeLIVE, London (2019); Kunstverein, Munich (2019); A Lost Future: Rubin Museum of Art, New York 
(2018); Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice (2017); Timothy Taylor, London (2016); Galerist, Istanbul (2016); Pioneer Works, Brooklyn (2015); Fig.2 at the ICA studio, London (2015); Parasol Unit, London (2014); Leeds Art Gallery and OCAT Xi’an, China (both 2014), Modern Art Oxford (2012). 
Group exhibitions include: Guggenheim, New York (2021), Southbank Centre, London (2020-21) Boghossian Foundation – Villa Empain (2020), WIELS Bruxelles (2020), Manifesta 13 (2020), Lahore Biennial (2020), Dhaka Art Summit (2020), Sharjah Biennial 14, UAE (2019) – Jury Prize for Encroachments; Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea (2018); Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2016); Taipei Biennial (2014), Marrakech Biennial (2014), MACBA Barcelona (2014), Witte de With (2013), Busan Biennale (2010), Tate Triennial: Altermodern (2009), and the Venice Biennale (2009). Selected collections include Tate; UBS; LACMA, Los Angeles; National Gallery of Canada; Government Art Collection, UK; US Government Art Collection; The British Museum, London; Sharjah Art Foundation; Kiran Nadar, Delhi; Rubin Museum of Art, New York; and Mathaf, Doha. 
His film works have been screened internationally, including at the ICA, London; MoMA, New York and at various film festivals including CPH:DOX, Oberhausen, Aesthetica (winner of Artist’s Film Prize 2015); his 2013 Feature Film, Piercing Brightness, was released theatrically and on Blu-Ray/DVD by Soda Pictures.Timothy Taylor, London; Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai; Barakat Contemporary, Seoul; The RYDER, Madrid. Continuing a series of pencil and watercolour studies drawing on my time spent on Fogo Island in Newfoundland in 2018 and 2019, exploring a convergence of textile traditions, esoterica and the sea.