Fine Art Research Unit (FARU) Talk 3 - Shezad Dawood

Events — Public Talk Microsoft Teams
10 November 2021, 14:00

Artist and filmmaker Shezad Dawood works across the disciplines of painting, film, neon, sculpture, performance, and digital media. Dawood's practice often involves collaboration and knowledge exchange, mapping across multiple audiences and communities to ask key questions of narrative, history and embodiment.

Dawood will be giving a presentation about his new commission for Homerton College Cambridge entitled Golden Apples of the Sun. The new works range from a wall based ceramic work and an experimental film to subtle interventions into the facade of the college's new dining hall. Aside from discussing the concepts behind this new work, Dawood will also talk about how the various disciplines and subject matter interconnect with other areas of his wider practice.

Dawood’s work has been acquired for international collections including Tate (London); LACMA (Los Angeles); National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa); the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (Seattle); UK Government Art Collection (UK); Government Art Collection (US); UBS; and The British Museum (London). His work has been shown at institutions including Tate, MoMA, Pioneer Works, Venice Biennale, Gwangju Biennale, Taipei Biennale, Sharjah Biennial, Manifesta, Wiels.

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 Media at the University of Westminster.

He lives and works in London.

Shezad Dawood, Golden Apples of the Sun, 2021, Super 8 transferred to HD. Commissioned by Homerton College, Cambridge. With musical score by Teresa Winter. 4:26 secs
Shezad Dawood, Golden Apples of the Sun, 2021, Super 8 transferred to HD. Commissioned by Homerton College, Cambridge. With musical score by Teresa Winter. 4:26 secs

Event contact: veronique.chance@aru.ac.uk

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