Shezad Dawood (b.1974, London) works across various media and draws on multiple references including Sufism, pop culture, literature and structural filmmaking. Dawood was one of the winners of the 2011 Abraaj Capital Art Prize. His previous solo exhibitions include: Piercing Brightness, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK (2012), New Dream Machine Project, L’Appartement22, Rabat, Morocco (2011); Piercing Brightness, Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston, UK (2011); Intensive Surfaces, Århus Kunstbygning, Århus (2010), Feature:Architecture, Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2008); Journey to the End of the Night, Riccardo Crespi Gallery, Milan (2008); Until the End of the World, Third Line, Dubai (2008), and If I Should Fall From Grace With God, Paradise Row, London (2007). He has also participated in group shows including: Generation in Transition, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw (2011); Altermodern: Tate Triennial Tate Britain, London (2009); and Indian Highway, Serpentine Gallery, London (2008). Dawood completed both his MA and MPhil in Fine Art (Photography) at the Royal College of Art.