Dryden Goodwin

Dryden Goodwin (b. 971 Bournemouth, UK) lives and works in London. He studied at the Slade School of Fine Art (1992-96) and the Städelschule, Frankfurt, Germany (1995). Goodwin’s practice is interdisciplinary, incorporating drawing, photography, filmmaking, etchings, works on-line, projects in public space and soundtracks. His solo exhibitions include the Photographer’s Gallery, London; Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg, Sweden; Chisenhale Gallery, London; Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester; New Art Gallery, Walsall; Art Now at Tate Britain, London. Group exhibitions include Tate Modern; Tate Liverpool; Total Museum, Seoul, South Korea; ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany; Venice Biennale, Italy; Baltic, Gateshead. 

International festival screenings of his 2015 feature film ’Unseen: The Lives of Looking’ include a nomination in the ‘Documentary Feature Competition’ 24th edition of Camerimage, Bydgoszcz, Poland (2016); a nomination in the ‘Dox:Award’, CPH:DOX, Copenhagen, Denmark (2015) and International Film Festival Rotterdam (2016). Recent solo exhibitions include ’Unseen: The Lives of Looking’, Queen’s House, Royal Museum’s Greenwich, London (2015); ’Skill’, MIMA, Middlesbrough (2015); ’Poised’, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull (2014). Recent group exhibitions include, ’Precarious Nature’, CoCA, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch, New Zealand (2016-17); ’Stories in the Dark’, The Whitstable Biennale (2016); ’Work, Rest and Play: British Photography from the 1960s until Today’, curated by The Photographers’ Gallery, London, touring China (2015-16). 

Recent works in public space include ’Wander’, Cambridge (2014); ’Breathe’, commissioned by Invisible Dust, sited on St Thomas’ Hospital opposite the Houses of Parliament (2012); ’Linear’ commissioned by Art on the Underground (2010-12). His work is represented in public collections including The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Tate Collection, The National Portrait Gallery, London and The Science Museum, London. He is a Reader at the Slade School of Fine Art.

Last updated: 28.02.2017


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