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Shezad Dawood

British, b. 1974

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Shezad Dawood

British, b. 1974

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Using film, sculpture, and two-dimensional media, Shezad Dawood orchestrates moments of coalescence between disparate systems of knowledge, culture, tradition, and values. His British and Pakistani roots are reflected in his work, which appropriates many ideas from modern European and American aesthetics. A series of sculptures, The Bestower, The Protector, The Judge, and The Majestic (all 2007), incorporating neon, tumbleweed, and aluminum plinths, references both Islam and the American frontier. Dawood was a recipient of the Abraaj Capital Art Award in 2011.

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Represented by industry leading galleries.
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Group show at a major institution
Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), and 2 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
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Included in a major biennial
Tate Triennial, and 2 more
Biography

Using film, sculpture, and two-dimensional media, Shezad Dawood orchestrates moments of coalescence between disparate systems of knowledge, culture, tradition, and values. His British and Pakistani roots are reflected in his work, which appropriates many ideas from modern European and American aesthetics. A series of sculptures, The Bestower, The Protector, The Judge, and The Majestic (all 2007), incorporating neon, tumbleweed, and aluminum plinths, references both Islam and the American frontier. Dawood was a recipient of the Abraaj Capital Art Award in 2011.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), and 2 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Tate Triennial, and 2 more
Shows Featuring Shezad Dawood
Articles Featuring Shezad Dawood
10 Artists Who Made Masterpieces with Neon
Dec 10th, 2018
10 Artists Who Made Masterpieces with Neon
Inside the Weird and Magical Collections of Artists
Jun 2nd, 2017
Inside the Weird and Magical Collections of Artists
Art Basel in Miami Beach Roundtable: Leo Gabin, Rashaad Newsome, and Shezad Dawood on Films
Nov 29th, 2013
Art Basel in Miami Beach Roundtable: Leo Gabin, Rashaad Newsome, and Shezad Dawood on Films
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