Shezad Dawood United Kingdom, b. 1974


        Shezad Dawood works across disciplines film, painting, neon, sculpture and more recently virtual reality to deconstruct systems of image, language, site and narrative. Using the editing process as a method to explore both meanings and forms, his practice often involves collaboration and knowledge exchange, mapping across geographic borders and communities. Through a fascination with the esoteric, otherness and science-fiction, Dawood interweaves histories, realities and sym-bolism to create richly layered artworks.

        Shezad Dawood was born in London in 1974 and trained at Central St Martin’s and the Royal Col-lege of Art before undertaking a PhD at Leeds Metropolitan University. Dawood is a Research Fel-low in Experimental Media at the University of Westminster.