Shaan Syed

lives and works in London

Biography

1975
born in Toronto, Canada
1998
Concordia University, Montreal, BFA Programm
2000
Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, AOCAD Honours
2006
Goldsmiths College, London, MFA Programm

lives and works in London


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014
One Minus One. Ana Cristea Gallery, New York

2013
Wishful Thinking. Vous Etes Ici Gallery, Amsterdam
Shaan Tariq Hassan-Syed. Birch Libralato, Toronto

2011
Hole. Vous Etes Ici Gallery, Amsterdam

2009
Please Play by the Rules.
Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin

2008
Birch Libralato, Toronto

2007
Arena. Brown, London

2006
It Used To Be The Future But Now It‘s Not. Birch Libralato, Toronto
Crowds and Constellations. Plugin ICA, Winnipeg MB, The Art Gallery of Windsor (Travelling exhibition)

2005
Two Dogs Fucking. Mercer Union (Peephole), Toronto

2004
Galerie Brigitte Weiss, Zurich

2003
People Systems. Robert Birch Gallery, Toronto


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013
Emergency 6 Biennial. Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, UK
New Century Abstracts. Art Gallery of Peterborough, Canada
Synesthesium. with Benjamin Brett, and Stuart Cumberland, Ana Cristea Gallery, New York
Lasso. (with Stuart Cumberland, Andrea Medejsi-Jones, Peter Lamb, Mike Stubbs, Shaan Syed), 
Laurent Delaye, London

2012
Paper does not blush
. Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin  

2011
The Multiple Show #2. Vous Etes Ici, Amsterdam
Colour your Wall. (with Michael Biber, Christof John and Martijn Schuppers), Vous etes ici, Amsterdam

2010
fade away.
Transition Gallery, London
ADDENDUM. (curated by Caroline Sayez-Petithomme). Les Salles de bains espace d'art contemporain, Lyon, France
Jerwood Contemporary Painters.
(selected by Paul Huxley, Callum Innes and Vanessa Jackson.)
Jerwood Space London, and traveling nationally in UK
Sophisticated Boom Boom (in b&w).
Domo Baal, London

2009
Baker's Dozen. Curated by Clare Goodwin (K3 Project Space, Zurich), CGP, London
Supersurface. (curated By Michael Stubbs), Laurent Delaye, London
Nikos‘ Rear Entrance. (curated by Nikos Pantazis) Brunswick Triennale, Brunswick
Replyall, online collaborative project. (curated by SAVAC and Art Metropole) www.artmetropole.com/replyall

2008
Art Futures. Bloomberg Art Space, London
Foreground, Background. Elementa Modern and Contemporary Art, Dubai

2007
Foreign Body(ies). (curated by Gerard Hemsworth), White Box, New York NY
The Best of Transmedia. Federation Square, Melbourne
Where Something Becomes Nothing. S1 Artspace, Sheffield
Sovereign European Art Prize Exhibition. Rochelle School, London
Distinction. (curated by Gerard Hemsworth), Galerie Michael Janssen, Cologne

2006
Celeste Art Prize UK. The Well, Old Truman Brewery, London

2005
wearetheartists.
International Biennale of Contemporary Art Prague, Prague
Toronto Maple ‘Leaves’. Andreas Koch Temporary, Berlin
Preview VI. Galerie Brigitte Weiss, Zurich

2004
RBC 5th Annual New Canadian Painting Competition (Travelling exhibition)
Under Fives. Space 39, London

2003
Journal-Journey.
Grunt Gallery, Vancouver
Preview IV. Galerie Brigitte Weiss, Zurich

2002
RBC 3rd Annual New Canadian Painting Competition (Travelling exhibition)
Expect Relevance. K3 Project Space, Zurich

2001
In-Between.
Aspace, Toronto


AWARDS

2013
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

2012
The Elephant Trust

2010
Arts Council England/National Lottery UK
Jerwood Contemporary Painters UK 2010

2009
Canada Council for the Arts Project Grant

2007
Shortlist, Sovereign European Art Prize

2006
Goldsmiths College Purchase Prize
Celeste Art Prize UK, Student Section
Canada Council for the Arts, Career Development Grant

2004
Regional Shortlist (Ontario), Sobey Art Award 2004
Canada Council for the Arts, Emerging Artist Grant, Travel Grant

2002
Canada Council for the Arts, Emerging Artist Grant, Travel Grant
Toronto Arts Council, Emerging Artist Grant
Ontario Arts Council, Emerging Artist Grant


RESIDENCIES

2002
Stiftung Kunstlerhaus Boswil, Switzerland
Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff Alberta, Canada
Millay Colony for the Arts, upstate New York NY


PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Bank of America, Oklahoma OK
Bloomingdales, New York NY
Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto, Toronto
Goldsmiths College, University of London
Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto
Scai the Bathhouse, Tokyo
Stiftung Kunstlerhaus Boswil, Switzerland
UBS Art Collection, London