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). 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.
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). Select solo exhibitions include Unseen: The Lives of Looking, Queen’s House, Royal Museum’s Greenwich, London (2015); Skill, MIMA, Middlesbrough (2015); and Poised, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull (2014); 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. Select 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); Tate Modern; Tate Liverpool; Total Museum, Seoul, South Korea; ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany; Venice Biennale, Italy; Baltic, Gateshead. 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 in New York; The Tate Collection; The National Portrait Gallery, London; and The Science Museum, London.
Last updated: 30.03.2017