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b. 1974, United Kingdom

Shezad Dawood Related Press

What to look for at Frieze London Related Press What to look for at Frieze London 2 October 2019, The Guardian

Modernist architecture is still a big focus for artists – as long as its Eurocentric and male-dominated history can be rewritten while its buildings are celebrated. Frieze Live is one of the fair's main curated sections, and this year it features British artist Shezad Dawood's performance piece. Dawood's work draws on the work of Bangladeshi...

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Shezad Dawood launches his ten-part film cycle during the 57th Venice Biennale Related Press Shezad Dawood launches his ten-part film cycle during the 57th Venice Biennale 27 June 2017, Art Radar Journal

To coincide with the 57 th Venice Biennale, London-based artist Shezad Dawood launches his new body of work from 7 May to 24 September 2017. The work Leviathan is a ten-part film cycle that will unfold over the next three years across a number of international venues, concluding in a presentation of all ten episodes in 2020.

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I've created a monster! Shezad Dawood on his oceanic epic Leviathan Related Press I've created a monster! Shezad Dawood on his oceanic epic Leviathan 7 May 2017, The Guardian

The giant squid, democracy, mental health, migration—big beasts, one and all. And each plays a role in Leviathan, a cycle of 10 films by artist Shezad Dawood that traces links from human activity to marine ecology and back again. The fates of crayfish, phytoplankton and spots on the sun are intertwined with that of the desperate souls...

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Preview: Art Brussels Related Press Preview: Art Brussels 19 April 2017, Elephant

'Art Brussels believes in galleries that support their artists throughout their evolution... We are definitely not interested in showing work in a supermarket-like style.' We speak with Anne Vierstraete, Managing Director of Art Brussels, as the fair nears its thirty-fifth edition.

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Defining Post-Internet Art Related Press Defining Post-Internet Art 8 January 2017, Aesthetica Magazine

Since the introduction of the computer, many new styles have evolved, and the creative industries have seen an increase in digital artwork and image manipulation. Digital art dates back to the 1970s, with cyberspace playing an important role in the existence of this revolutionary movement. The presence of the internet has increased the number of...

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Shezad Dawood’s ten-part film Leviathan to launch in Venice in May Related Press Shezad Dawood’s ten-part film Leviathan to launch in Venice in May 13 December 2016, The Art Newspaper

The London-based artist Shezad Dawood will unveil the first three episodes of an epic ten-part film cycle called  Leviathan  in Venice next May. The narrative—focusing on issues such as migration, marine conservation and mental health—will unfurl over the next three years, with the remaining episodes unveiled at various...

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Shezad Dawood at Timothy Taylor, London Related Press Shezad Dawood at Timothy Taylor, London 10 October 2016, Frieze

Kalimpong, the Indian city that is the subject – and title – of Shezad Dawood’s first show with Timothy Taylor, is a real place rich with fantastical histories. Located in West Bengal in the Himalayas between Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and Bangladesh, the site was a meeting ground throughout the 20th century for spies and government...

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