Mike Chavez-Dawson

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Mike Chavez-Dawson
MCD Artist Portrait 2014.jpg
A Collaborative Portrait of Artist Curator Mike Chavez-Dawson at his Atelier – Rogue Artists Studios, Manchester, 2014
Born Mike Dawson
(1974-04-14) 14 April 1974 (age 43)
Maidstone, Kent, England
Nationality British
Alma mater Manchester Metropolitan University
Camberwell School of Art
Known for Drawing, Photography, Painting, Curation, Conceptual
Spouse(s) Jane Chavez Dawson

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]

Prizes[edit]

  • 2016 - GM Art Prize 2016 – Shortlisted Artist
  • 2013 - Open Submission Winner, Emergency, Blankspace, Manchester, UK
  • 2013 - 'Beyond the Medium, A Rake's Dream…', The Open 100 (Artangel 'OPEN')
  • 2008 - Open Submission Winner, Whitstable Biennale '08, Whitstable, Kent, UK

Works[edit]

  • 2017-2018 'Fountain, fountain…' Bury Art Museum, Bury, UK [Touring: Europe & USA]
  • 2017 'Fountain 17', Studio Eleven, Hull, UK (group show)[7]
  • 2016 'The Cat Show', Paper Gallery, Salford, UK (group show)[8]
  • 2016 'Rogue 21' Waterside Arts Centre, Sale, UK[9]
  • 2015-2016 'Potent Proposition' Union Gallery, London, UK[10]
  • 2015 'Toys (Are Us)' The Crypt Gallery (St Pancras), London, UK (group show)[11]
  • 2015 'Total Recall' Bury Art Museum, Bury, UK (group show)[12]
  • 2015 'Fabrication' The Furniture Makers Hall, London, UK (group show)[13]
  • 2014 'ReMIXed EchoES: Voices of Chester v1' CASC, Chester, UK[14]
  • 2014 'Drawing Possibilities' The Studios, New Mills, Derbyshire, UK (group show)[15]
  • 2014 'Members Show' Mexico Projects, Leeds, UK (group show)
  • 2013–2014 'The Dark Would: Language Art Exhibition' (Group Show), Summerhall, Edinburgh[16]
  • 2013 'Duchamps Ring by Mike Chavez-Dawson, 2013' Louisa Guinness Gallery, Miami, USA[17]
  • 2013 'The Specter of Derrida' Islington Mill, Salford[18]
  • 2012 'Re-Carrying the Frame / Part 1. LDP Associates' Manchester[19]
  • 2012 'Paraphrase' (group show), Contemporary Six, Manchester[20]
  • 2011 'Notational Portrait(s) Performance Fig.1 Billy Childish, 18032011', Castlefield Gallery, Manchester[21]
  • 2010 'Apophatic Pareidolia is a condition...', BEARSPACE, London[22]
  • 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[23]
  • 2009 'Title Murdered', Storey Gallery, Lancaster[24]
  • 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[25]
  • 2008 'The Remarkable Apperception, (The Market Place Requires Heykll & Jybe)', Embassy, Edinburgh, Scotland[26]
  • 2008 'The Mind Projected Cinema', Whitstable Biennale, Whitstable, Kent[27]
  • 2007 'Mr. Nature-Bold as The Mariachi' (Feature – Shezad Dawood), Wysing Art Centre, Cambridge
  • 2003 'Essential Phenomena, (Lavish Conviction, Part 2)', VTO, London[28]

Curated projects[edit]

  • 2012–13 David Shrigley: How are you feeling? Cornerhouse, Manchester[29]
  • 2011 Magda Archer: Crazy Mad, Cornerhouse, Manchester[30]
  • 2011 Re-Covering and The Reading, Untitled Gallery, Manchester[31]
  • 2010 Unrealised Potential, Cornerhouse, Manchester[32]
  • 2009 The Kiss of a Lifetime (Part 2), VANE (As part of the Northern Print Biennale), Newcastle[33]

Publications[edit]

  • 2013 'The Dark Would: Language Art Anthology', Waldrop et al – Apple Pie[34]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FLUX: About Flux". Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Jack, Ian (16 January 2009). "The era of the true art collector has returned". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Inter-textual-ventions". Retrieved 29 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Sherwin, Skye (4 October 2012). "Exhibitionist: The week's art shows in pictures". The Guardian. Retrieved 2013-06-10. 
  5. ^ Holtham, Susan (25 April 2013). "Turner Prize 2013 shortlist announced". Retrieved 2013-06-10. 
  6. ^ "neo:artprize2013 judges". Retrieved 2013-06-10. 
  7. ^ "Fountain ’17". Studio Eleven. 2017-02-16. Retrieved 2017-04-10. 
  8. ^ "The Cat Show". paper-gallery.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-04-10. 
  9. ^ "Waterside Arts Rogue Artists Studios | Sam Meech". smeech.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-04-10. 
  10. ^ "LONDON: Union Gallery: "Potent Proposition" - Momus". Momus. Retrieved 2017-04-10. 
  11. ^ "TOYS (ARE US) — The Crypt Gallery London". cryptgallery.org. Retrieved 2017-04-10. 
  12. ^ "TOTAL RECALL at the BURY ART MUSEUM". derek beaulieu's blog. 2015-08-02. Retrieved 2017-04-10. 
  13. ^ "Fabrications at Furniture Makers’ Hall, London.". David Gledhill Painting History. 2015-07-08. Retrieved 2017-04-10. 
  14. ^ "Acclaimed poet to reflect on unique Chester art project. | Chester | University Of Chester". www.chester.ac.uk. Retrieved 2017-04-10. 
  15. ^ Hindley, Russell. "The Studios Gallery | Drawing Possibilities". www.thestudios.co. Retrieved 2017-04-10. 
  16. ^ "The Dark Would". Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  17. ^ Carvill, Lorna (28 February 2014). "Duchamps Ring Interview with artist Mike Chavez Dawson:". Fashion Fox. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  18. ^ Mike Chave-Dawson (2013). The Specter of Derrida (Video). Islington Mill, Manchester, England. 
  19. ^ "- Lionel Dobie Project –". Retrieved 2013-06-10. 
  20. ^ "Paraphrase 24th May 2012 Group Show – Simon Hadley Attard, Mike Chavez-Dawson and Richard Shields". Retrieved 2013-06-10. 
  21. ^ "Apophatic Pareidolia, Bearspace". Bearspace. 24 July 2010. Retrieved 31 October 2011. 
  22. ^ "Re-Movie View(s), Barbican". Retrieved 31 October 2011. 
  23. ^ "A bANdA dA, Tate Britain". Archived from the original on 28 January 2009. Retrieved 31 October 2011. 
  24. ^ "The Remarkable Apperception, Embassy". Retrieved 31 October 2011. 
  25. ^ "The Mind Projected Cinema". Retrieved 29 October 2011. 
  26. ^ "Essential Phenomena at VTO". undo.net. Retrieved 31 October 2011. 
  27. ^ "David Shrigley: HOW ARE YOU FEELING?". Retrieved 2013-06-10. 
  28. ^ "Crazy Mad". Retrieved 29 October 2011. 
  29. ^ "Re-Covering and The Reading, Untitled Gallery, Manchester". Retrieved 29 October 2011. Re-Covering and The Reading, Untitled Gallery, Manchester
  30. ^ "Unrealised Potential". Retrieved 29 October 2011. 
  31. ^ "The Kiss of a Lifetime". Retrieved 29 October 2011. 
  32. ^ Waldrop; et al. (2013). The Dark Would. Apple Pie Publishing. p. 300. ISBN 1909388009. 

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