Shezad Dawood

Shezad Dawood is a London-based multi-media artist of Pakistani and Indian descent and winner of the 2011 edition of the Abraaj Group Art Prize.

He works across film, painting and sculpture, and his practice often involves collaboration with different groups and individuals. His latest major body of work is his ten-part film cycle Leviathan, in which he explores notions of marine welfare, migration, mental health and their possible interconnections. The film was conceived in dialogue with a wide range of marine biologists, oceanographers, political scientists, neurologists and trauma specialists.

The music featured in this video was sound designed by Seth Ayyaz from his score for Leviathan.


The Art Dubai Portraits are produced in collaboration with Forward James Filmmakers.