Shezad Dawood

2022 Exhibition Artist

Shezad Dawood (born in 1974, London, UK; lives in London, UK) works across multiple formats and digital media to ask key questions about narrative, history and embodiment. Using the editing process as a method to explore both meanings and forms, his practice often involves collaboration, knowledge exchange and mapping across multiple audiences and communities. Through a fascination with the esoteric, otherness, the environment and architectures both material and virtual, Shezad interweaves stories, realities and symbolism to create richly layered artworks.

Exhibit #37

Shezad Dawood at 72 Perth

In both 2019 and 2022, the Toronto Biennial commissioned and presented two episodes of the ten-part film series at the heart of Shezad Dawood’s major long-term multimedia project Leviathan (2017–ongoing), which considers the intersections of both human and non-human ecologies in relation to climate change, migration, and mental health. Episode 5: Ismael (2019) and Episode […]

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Leviathan – Human & Marine Ecology