Dryden Goodwin

Dryden Goodwin (b. 1971 Bournemouth, UK) lives and works in London. Studied at the Slade School of Fine Art (1992-96) and the Städelschule, Frankfurt, Germany (1999). He is a Reader at the Slade School of Fine Art. Goodwin’s practice is interdisciplinary, incorporating drawing, photography, filmmaking, etchings, works on-line, projects in public space and soundtracks. His feature film Unseen: The Lives of Looking (2015) received numerous nominations including the 'Documentary Feature Competition', 24th edition of Camerimage, Bydgoszcz, Poland (2016); a nomination in the ‘Dox:Award’, CPH:DOX, Copenhagen, Denmark (2015); and the International Film Festival, Rotterdam (2016). Goodwin has exhibited solo work at the Photographer’s Gallery, London; Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg, Sweden; Chisenhale Gallery, London; Art Now, Tate Britain, London; Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester; and New Art Gallery, Walsall. Select 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). He has also exhibited work in group exhibitions at Tate Modern; Tate Liverpool; Total Museum, Seoul, South Korea; ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany; Venice Biennale, Italy; and Baltic, Gateshead.  Select group exhibitions include Precarious Nature, CoCA, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch, New Zealand (2016-17); Stories in the Dark, The Whitstable Biennale (2016); and Work, Rest and Play: British Photography from the 1960s until Today, curated by The Photographers’ Gallery, London, touring China (2015-16).  Select works in public space include Wander, Cambridge (2014); Breathe, commissioned by Invisible Dust, sited on St Thomas’ Hospital opposite the Houses of Parliament (2012); and Linear commissioned by Art on the Underground (2010-12). His work is held in public collections including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Tate Collection; The National Portrait Gallery, London; and The Science Museum, London. 

Last updated: 22.02.2017

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