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Martine Aballéa


Charlotte Ginsborg

Cyril Lepetit


Goshka Macuga

Shezad Dawood

Shezad Dawood (England)
Meditations in the Space
(2006) 60 min

Meditations in the Space' builds on an earlier series of works which I entitled 'non-actions', exploring the idea of performance as a passive-aggressive space. These involved me meditating in a public place (the idea of public being analysed by setting these in locations as far afield as central Amsterdam, or the desert in Pakistan), for the duration of a DV tape (60 minutes).

His work will be presented in the forthcoming exhibition ‘The End of Civilisation’ Port Eliot Lit Fest (July 2006). Zoo Art fair, with T1+2 Artspace (October 2006). 13 Satellites of Lahore, Pakistan (April 2007). He will have a solo show touring Castlefield Gallery, Manchester & Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury (2007), and ‘FEATURE’ a large-scale film/performance/event at Wysing Arts (2007).

Recent solo shows include:  (2006) Shezad Dawood & Friends, Artists’ Studio, London SW1, (2005) Paradise Row, London E2 curated by Chris Hammond, text by Lisa Le Feuvre (2003) ‘Shrine’ – 1,000,000 mph,  Old Bethnal Green Road, London E2 (2002) ‘Multiplicity’ - Osterwalder's Art Office, Hamburg. Shez 360 ‘ - Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham (2001) ‘Karma Cola’ - Osterwalder's Art Office, Hamburg, & Tablet, Tabernacle, London W11.

Recent group shows include: (2006) ‘territories of Duration’,Karsi Sanat, Istanbul (curated by Gulsen Bal & supported by the British Council); ‘Lila/Play’, Span Gallery, Melbourne. ‘Very Funny: Humour in Video Art’, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai. ‘East Wing Collection’, Courtauld Institute, London. (2005) ‘Yabba Dabba Do’,Cell Project Space, with Hilary Koob-Sassen. ‘London in Six Easy Steps’, ICA, London curated by B+B. ‘Go Between’, Kunstverein, Bregenz, Austria (, catalogue published by Revolver Books; Belluard Bollwerk International, Fribourg Switzerland; ‘The Condition of England’ – Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland; ‘We Have Met the Enemy & He Is Us’, Redux, 116 Commercial Street London E1  (conceived and curated by Shezad Dawood - go to;‘Gigolo’, Trailer, Trafalgar Hilton, London SW1, curated by Juan Bolivar. ‘Showcase’, City Art Centre, Edinburgh; ‘Sci-Fi’, MOT, Regent’s Studios, Andrews Rd, London E8.

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