Shezad Dawood in conversation with Asli Çiçek
Van Volxemlaan 354, 1190 Vorst, België
ONLINE ONLY: the link will be forwarded one hour before the event
Artist Shezad Dawood talks about his new commission included in Risquons-Tout, his self-confessed obsession with architecture and his focus on the legacies of non-western Modernism. He speaks with Asli Çiçek, an architect and architectural critic with a practice of designing exhibitions, exploring how research can be transformed into art.
This conversation will take place online, moderated by WIELS senior curator Zoë Gray.
Shezad Dawood (°1974, London) lives and works in London. His recent exhibitions were hosted at Bluecoat, Liverpool (2019); MOCA, Toronto (2019); Kunstverein, Munich (2019); Rubin Museum of Art, New York (2018); and Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice (2017). His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions including at the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2016); Taipei Biennial (2014); Marrakech Biennial (2014); MACBA, Barcelona (2014); Witte de With, Rotterdam (2013); Busan Biennale (2010) and the Tate Triennial: Altermodern (2009), among others. Several books have been published about his works, such as Making New Time by Omar Kholeif (2019) and Kalimpong - Shezad Dawood by Camilla Palestra (2016).
Aslı Çiçek (°1978, Istanbul,) lives and works in Brussels. She obtained her Masters degree from architecture and design department from the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich in 2004. During and after her studies she worked for architectural offices in Germany, Austria, and the Netherlands before settling in Belgium to work as project architect for Gigantes Zenghelis Architects (2005-2007) and for Robbrecht en Daem architecten (2007-2014). She founded her own practice in 2014, focusing on exhibition architecture. Since 2009 she has been a tutor in several design ateliers at KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture, in the campuses Sint Lucas, Brussels and Ghent. Currently she is guest professor at University of Hasselt, Faculty of Architecture and Arts. She has published various articles on architecture and art, was the co-editor of the 11th Flemish Architectural Review and is a member of the editorial board of OASE Journal for Architecture.