Past Exhibitions - Solo


Leviathan. An episodic narrative by Shezad Dawood, Palazzina Canonica and Fortuny Factory, Venice, Italy

7 May - 24 September 2017


Gianmaria De Luca©


Kalimpong, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London

16 September – 22 October, 2016



Why Depend on Space and Time, Galerist, Istanbul, Turkey

28 January - 1 March 2016




The Double Life of Arthur Schnitzler, Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2 October - 14 November 2015


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It was a time that was a time, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, New York, USA

11 September - 1 November 2015


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Towards The Possible Film, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton

18 July - 5 September 2015

fig-2 13/50, The RoomICA Studio, London
30 March - 5 April 2015


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The Anthropology of Chance, OCAT, Xi'an, China

1 November 2014 – 26 February 2015


Towards The Centre. Once More - Sadler’s Wells & Tate Visual Art Commission, 2014, Sadler’s Wells, London, UK

9 October 2014 - 26 April 2015




Towards the Possible Film, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds, UK

3 October 2014 – 11 January 2015

3. Shezad Dawood Towards the Possible Film. Installation image. Photo Stephen White


Towards the Possible Film, Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London, UK

4 April – 25 May 2014



Wolf Panel, Paradise Row, London, UK
13 December 2013 – 1 February 2014

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Piercing Brightness, KINOKINO, Sandnes, Norway

Trailer, Art in General, New York, US


2012_Parasoltice_Parasol Unit 2012_Simon White 3 low


Special project Saturday 2 February 2013, Shezad Dawood: ‘New Dream Machine Project’ with PRAED.

Parasolstice, Parasol Unit, London, UK

Cosmic Beach, Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2012_Piercing Brightness_MAO 2012 Stuart Whipps VII low


Piercing Brightness, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK

2012_Piercing Brightness_Exchange 2012 Steve Tanner I low


Piercing Brightness, Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange, Penzance, Cornwall, UK


2011_Piercing Brightness_Harris Museum 2011 Simon Critchley 1 low


Piercing Brightness, Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston, UK

New Dream Machine Project, L’Appartement22, Rabat, Morocco


Intensive Surfaces, Århus Kunstbygning, Århus, Denmark

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Cities of the Future, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, India



The Jewels of Aptor, Paradise Row, London, UK

A Mystery Play, Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, Canada


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Montana, Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam, Netherlands

I Knew I Should Have Taken that Right Turn at Albuquerque, Washington Garcia, Glasgow, UK




Until the End of the World, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE

Journey to the End of the Night, Galleria Riccardo Crespi, Milan, Italy

Feature: Architecture, East Side Projects, Birmingham, UK


The End of Civilisation, Axel Lapp Projects, Berlin, Germany

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If I Should Fall From Grace With God, Paradise Row, London, UK


Shezad Dawood & Friends, Artists’ Studio, London, UK

Past Exhibitions - Group


Leviathan Cycle: Episode 1: Ben will be exhibited by A Tale of a Tub in Projections at Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

8 - 11 February 2018


Screen City Biennial, Stavanger, Norway

12 - 15 October 2017

I Want! I Want! - Art and Technology, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, UK

1 April - 1 October 2017

Drawing Biennial 2017, Drawing Room, London, UK

2 March – 26 April 2017

HUMAN/DIGITAL: a symbiotic love affair Digital, Post Internet and Virtual Reality from the Brown Family Collection, Kunsthal Rotterdam, The Netherlands

9 February - 2 April 2017


THEATRE DE L'ABSURDE, Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam

25 November 2016 - 14 January 2017


Thinking Tantra, Drawing Room, London, UK

24 November 2016 – 19 February 2017

Neon: The Charged Line, The Grundy Gallery, Blackpool

2 September – 23 December, 2016


Ville Urbaine 2010 low

The Universe and Art, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

30 July – 18 October, 2016

Thinking Tantra, Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai, India

23 Janaury – 19 March 2016




Own Land/Foreign Territory, 7th Moscow Biennale, Manege, Moscow, Russia

15 September - 26 October 2015

Vienna Biennale, Future Light, Museum Angewandte Kunst (MAK) and Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna

11 June-4 October 2015. Curated by Maria Lind




Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic ArtHonolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu

12 February - 7 June 2015



Blow-UpC/O Berlin, Germany

12 December 2014 – 5 April 2015


Conflict and Compassion - 3rd Asia Triennial Manchester, IWM North, Manchester, UK

27 September 2014 - 23 November 2014


The Great Acceleration - Taipei Biennial 2014, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

13 September 2014 - 4 January 2015


2014_Taipei Biennial_1 © Taipei Fine Arts Museum


Blow up, Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria
30 April – 17 August 2014

Art Dubai, UAE
19 – 22 March 2014

Threads, MMKA - Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Netherlands

14 March - 17 August 2014




Marrakech Biennale 5

26 February – 31 March 2014

Sous nos yeuxMACBA, Barcelona, Spain

24 January – 18 May 2014


INTERACT: Deconstructing Spectatorship - Eastwing Biennial, Courtauld Institute, London

January 2014 - June 2014


Tate BritainLondon, UK
25 November 2013 – March 2014

Black Sun, Devi Art Foundation, Delhi, India
9 November 2013 – 27 April 2014
Curated Exhibition

Sous nos yeux, La Kunsthalle Mulhouse, France
19 September – 17 November 2013

Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape and Islamic Art, the Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, US
29 August 2013 – 5 January 2014

Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape and Islamic Art, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, US

Shakti, Kedleston Hall, Derby, UK
21 June – 3 November 2013

The World Turned Inside Out, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands




Lost in Paradise: Du spiritual dans l'art actuel, Loft Sévigné, Paris, France



Speak Nearby, Whitstable Biennale, UK

Videonale 13, IZOLYATSIA Art Centre, Donetsk, Ukraine

Drawings, Paradise Row, London, UK


Videonale: Dialogue in Contemporary Video Art, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan

How I Learned To Stop Fearing and Love the Exotic Art, Art Life Lounge, JAMM Foundation, Kuwait

Generation in Transition, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw

Videonale, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany & BWA Contemporary Art Gallery, Katowice, Poland

The Pavement and the Beach, Paradise Row, London, UK

AS THE WORLD TURNS: New Art From London, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney, Australia


Illuminations (After Arthur Rimbaud), Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery, New York, US

Living in Evolution, Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea

Rude Britannia: British Comic Art, Tate Britain, London, UK

Grand National, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen, Norway

Dawnbreakers, John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

Wonderland: New Art from London, Assab One, Milan, Italy

The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK


Disorientation II, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Untold: The Rise of Schisms (Indian Popular Culture and Beyond), Sala de Exposiciones Alcala 31, Madrid, Spain

AiM International Biennale 3rd Edition, Marrakech, Morocco

The Artist’s Studio, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, UK

Making Worlds, The 53rd Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

Natural Wonders: New Art from London, Baibakov Art Projects, Moscow, Russia

Altermodern: Tate Triennial, Tate Britain, London, UK


Indian Highway, (in collaboration with Mukul Deora), Serpentine Gallery, London, UK

Lightness of Being, Initial Access, The Frank Cohen Collection, UK

ReAsia, HKW, Berlin, Germany


Hobbyhorse, Arndt & Partner, Zurich, Switzerland


Bubble & Squeak, PM Gallery, Toronto, Canada

East Wing Collection, Courtauld Institute, London, UK


Yabba Dabba Do, Cell Project Space, London, UK

London in Six Easy Steps, ICA, London, UK

Go Between, Kunstverein, Bregenz, Austria

We Have Met the Enemy & He Is Us, Redux, London, UK


Indians & Cowboys, Gallery 4a, Sydney, Australia


Site + Sight, Earl-Lu Gallery, Singapore

Ausgang, Studio Voltaire, London, UK


Century City, Tate Modern, London, UK


000zerozerozero, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK

Through A Glass Darkly, Kunstlerhaus Mösentürm, Frankfurt, Germany

Selbst  | porträt, Schloss Agathenburg, Agathenburg, Germany