Mike Chavez-Dawson

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A Collaborative Portrait of Artist Curator Mike Chavez-Dawson at his Atelier - Rogue Artists Studios, Manchester, UK, 2014.
Mike Chavez-Dawson
Born Mike Dawson
(1974-04-14) 14 April 1974 (age 40)
Maidstone, Kent, England
Nationality British

Mike Chavez-Dawson (born 1974 in Maidstone) is an English artist and curator.

Life and career[edit]

Chavez-Dawson graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University, Interactive Arts BA (Hons) in 1997 and MA (Art as Environment) in 1999. He is attaining a PhD (by practice) research fellow at MIRIAD under the supervision of Prof. Jim Aulich and Prof. John Hyatt. He was the Visual Arts Editor for FLUX[1] and founding curator for Flux Space.

Chavez-Dawson's work covers a number of disciplines including fine art & design, performance, music, curating and publishing.[2] Collaborating with artist Len Horsey, he has devised a variety of performance and multi-part works titled 'Artours' as live texts for numerous group exhibitions, projects and events.[3]

The Guardian complimented the "imaginative flair" of Chavez-Dawson's curatorial work for David Shrigley.[4] This exhibition supported Shrigley's nomination for the Turner Prize 2013.[5]

Chavez-Dawson judged the neo:artprize 2013.[6]

Works[edit]

  • 2013-2014 'The Dark Would: Language Art Exhibition' (Group Show), Summerhall, Edinburgh[7]
  • 2013 'Duchamps Ring by Mike Chavez-Dawson, 2013' Louisa Guinness Gallery, Miami, USA[8]
  • 2013 'The Specter of Derrida' Islington Mill, Salford[9]
  • 2012 'Re-Carrying the Frame / Part 1. LDP Associates' Manchester[10]
  • 2012 'Paraphrase' (group show), Contemporary Six, Manchester[11]
  • 2011 'Notational Portrait(s) Performance Fig.1 Billy Childish, 18032011', Castlefield Gallery, Manchester[12]
  • 2010 'Apophatic Pareidolia is a condition...', BEARSPACE, London[13]
  • 2010 'The Night of the Comet', British Art Show 7, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham
  • 2010 'Re-Motive View(s), The Surreal House', Barbican Art Gallery, London[14]
  • 2009 'Title Murdered', Storey Gallery, Lancaster[15]
  • 2009 'Selling the Psycho-Geographical Breakdown', Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
  • 2009 'A bANdA dA' (Altermodern: Tate Triennial 2009, Shezad Dawood Selects for Late at Tate Britain), TATE Britain, London[16]
  • 2008 'The Remarkable Apperception, (The Market Place Requires Heykll & Jybe)', Embassy, Edinburgh, Scotland[17]
  • 2008 'The Mind Projected Cinema', Whitstable Biennale, Whitstable, Kent[18]
  • 2007 'Mr. Nature-Bold as The Mariachi' (Feature - Shezad Dawood), Wysing Art Centre, Cambridge
  • 2003 'Essential Phenomena, (Lavish Conviction, Part 2)', VTO, London[19]

Curated projects[edit]

  • 2012-13 David Shrigley: How are you feeling? Cornerhouse, Manchester[20]
  • 2011 Magda Archer: Crazy Mad, Cornerhouse, Manchester[21]
  • 2011 Re-Covering and The Reading, Untitled Gallery, Manchester[22]
  • 2010 Unrealised Potential, Cornerhouse, Manchester[23]
  • 2009 The Kiss of a Lifetime (Part 2), VANE (As part of the Northern Print Biennale), Newcastle[24]

Publications[edit]

  • 2013 'The Dark Would: Language Art Anthology', Waldrop et al - Apple Pie[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FLUX: About Flux". Retrieved March 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ Jack, Ian (January 16, 2009). "The era of the true art collector has returned". The Guardian. Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Inter-textual-ventions". Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  4. ^ Sherwin, Skye (2012-10-04). "Exhibitionist: The week's art shows in pictures". The Guardian. Retrieved 2013-06-10. 
  5. ^ Holtham, Susan (2013-04-25). "Turner Prize 2013 shortlist announced". Retrieved 2013-06-10. 
  6. ^ "neo:artprize2013 judges". Retrieved 2013-06-10. 
  7. ^ "The Dark Would". Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  8. ^ Carvill, Lorna (28 February 2014). "Duchamps Ring Interview with artist Mike Chavez Dawson:". Fashion Fox. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  9. ^ Mike Chave-Dawson (2013). The Specter of Derrida (Video). Islington Mill, Manchester, England. 
  10. ^ "- Lionel Dobie Project -". Retrieved 2013-06-10. 
  11. ^ "Paraphrase 24th May 2012 Group Show – Simon Hadley Attard, Mike Chavez-Dawson and Richard Shields". Retrieved 2013-06-10. 
  12. ^ "Apophatic Pareidolia, Bearspace". Bearspace. July 24, 2010. Retrieved October 31, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Re-Movie View(s), Barbican". Retrieved October 31, 2011. 
  14. ^ "A bANdA dA, Tate Britain". Retrieved October 31, 2011. 
  15. ^ "The Remarkable Apperception, Embassy". Retrieved October 31, 2011. 
  16. ^ "The Mind Projected Cinema". Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  17. ^ "Essential Phenomena at VTO". undo.net. Retrieved October 31, 2011. 
  18. ^ "David Shrigley: HOW ARE YOU FEELING?". Retrieved 2013-06-10. 
  19. ^ "Crazy Mad". Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  20. ^ "Re-Covering and The Reading, Untitled Gallery, Manchester". Retrieved October 29, 2011. Re-Covering and The Reading, Untitled Gallery, Manchester
  21. ^ "Unrealised Potential". Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  22. ^ "The Kiss of a Lifetime". Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  23. ^ Waldrop et al (2013). The Dark Would. Apple Pie Publishing. p. 300. ISBN 1909388009. 

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