Shezad Dawood


Shezad Dawood (b. 1974) is an artist based in London, United Kingdom, where he is Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow in Experimental Media at the University of Westminster. He was trained at Central St Martin’s and the Royal College of Art before undertaking a PhD at Leeds Metropolitan University. Dawood works across various media and much of his practice involves collaboration, frequently working with other artists to create unique networks around a given project or site. These networks span across different geographic locations and communities and are particularly concerned with acts of translation and restaging. Dawood is one of the winners of the 2011 Abraaj Capital Art Prize. His work has been exhibited internationally, including as part of ‘Altermodern’ at Tate Britain (London), the 53rd Biennale de Venezia (Venice), and the Busan Biennale (Busan). His other exhibitions include interventions in cities such as Tangiers, Mumbai, Karachi, Hamburg, and Singapore. Projects include a solo touring exhibition opening at Modern Art Oxford and a solo exhibition at Parasol Unit, London.