Shezad Dawood (born in 1974, London) is an artist and film-maker, received MA from the Royal College of Art in 2000.
Selected solo exhibitions: The Room, Fig-2, ICA, London (2015); Towards The Possible Film, Parasol Unit, London (2014); Anthropology of Chance, OCAT Xi’an, (2014); Sadler’s Wells & Tate Visual Art Commission, 2014, Sadler’s Wells London (2014); Wolf Panel, Paradise Row, London (2013); Piercing Brightness, KINOKINO, Sandnes (2013); Trailer, Art in General, New York (2013); Parasolstice – Winter Light, including a special performance of Shezad Dawood: New Dream Machine (2012); Project II, with experimental music duo Praed, Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London (2012); Piercing Brightness, Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange, Penzance, Cornwall (2012); Piercing Brightness, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford (2012); Cosmic Beach, Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam (2012); New Dream Ma- chine Project, L’appartement 22, Rabat (2011); Piercing Brightness, Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston (2011); A Mystery Play, Plug In ICA, Winnipeg (2010); The Jewels of Aptor, Paradise Row, London (2010); Cities of the Future, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai (2010); Intensive Surfaces, Århus Kunstbygning, Århus (2010).
Shezad Dawood has participated in more than 60 group exhibitions all over the world, including such exhibition spaces as Albertina Museum, Vienna; MACBA, Barcelona; Marrakech Biennale 5; Whitstable Biennale; National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts; Saatchi Gallery, London; Heller Gallery, New York.
Prizes and awards: Jarman Award Shortlisted (2012); Abraaj Capital Art Prize (2011); Commissions East (2008); Film London, LAFVA Award (2007); Live Art Development Agency One to One Bursary (2005); Artsadmin Bursary (2003).
He lives and works in London.