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Shaun Gladwell

Sep 2010 to Dec 2010
1972 lives and works in Sydney, Australia.

Shaun Gladwell links personal experience with contemporary culture and historical references in a critical and poetical way through performance, video, painting, photography and sculpture. His works engage these concerns through forms of urban expression such as skateboarding, hip-hop, graffiti, BMX bike riding, break-dancing and most recently, extreme sports. 

Gladwell completed Associate Research at Goldsmiths College, University of London, in 2001 and since then has undertaken international residencies and commissions in Europe, North and South America, and the Asia Pacific Region. In September 2006 he was the recipient of the Australia Council for the Arts prestigious Visual Arts Fellowship.

Gladwell’s work has been exhibited in major national and international exhibitions, including solo-exhibitions (selection): Riding with Death Redux, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney, Australia, 2011; Perpetual 360° Sessions, SCHUNCK* Heerlen, The Netherlands, 2011; Shaun Gladwell: Matrix 162, Matrix Exhibition Series, Wadsworth Atheneum, Connecticut, USA, 2011; Portrait of a man: alive and spinning/Dead as a skeleton dressed as a Mountie, Georgia Sherman Projects, Toronto, Canada Art Feature, Art 41 Basel, Switzerland, 2010; SevenYear Linework, Spacex, United Kingdom, 2009; MADDESTMAXIMVS: Planet & Stars Sequence, Australian Pavilion, 53rd Venice Biennale, Italy, 2009. Group exhibitions (selection): Passing Time, Cecil and Ezra Cilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, USA, 2012; Show Time: Choreography in Contemporary Art, Kunsthal GI Holtegaard, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2012; Curator's Egg Altera Pars, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK, 2012; The Power of Doubt, curated by Hou Hanru, Guandong Times Museum, China; Meditation, Trance, Mendes Wood, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2011

Recent publications include MADDESTMAXIMVS: Planet & Stars Sequence, 2009, Schwartz City, published to coincide with the Venice Biennale exhibition; a monograph, Shaun Gladwell: Videowork, Blair French, ed., Artspace, 2007; and the documenta12 issue of Multitudes (Issue #30), a journal of French philosophy.

Shaun Gladwell is represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery.