New Dream Machine Project, 2011

Shezad Dawood
New Dream Machine Project, 2011
Installation, light sculpture, brushed steel, fluorescent lights, electronic motor
Dimensions variable
Installation view
Photo by Alfredo Rubio


Shezad Dawood trained at Central St Martins and the Royal College of Art before undertaking a PhD at Leeds Metropolitan University. He works across various media, and much of his practice involves collaboration, frequently working with unique networks around a given project or site. These networks map across different geographic locations and communities, and are particularly concerned with acts of translation and restaging.

Dawood’s work has been shown in exhibitions internationally, including Altermodern, Tate, London, UK (2009); the Venice Biennale (2009) and the Busan Biennale, South Korea (2010).

Recent projects include a solo touring exhibition that opened at Modern Art Oxford, UK in April 2012, and an upcoming solo exhibition at Parasol Unit, London (2014). He currently lives and works in London, where he is Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow in Experimental Media at the University of Westminster.