Shezad Dawood In Conversation

18 January 2020, 12pm - 2pm

New Art Exchange

Shezad Dawood is an artist working across disciplines to deconstruct systems of image, language, site, narrative and knowledge exchange, mapping across geographic boarders and communities.

Dawood will be in conversation with consultant and former British Council's regional director for South Asia Arts, Shreela Ghosh, to discuss his new exhibition Encroachments and wider influences in his work, including the political context of post-partition Pakistan, its relation to the U.S. and the Cold War, and the politics of Islamophobia and terrorism.

The talk will be followed by a Q&A.

Shreela Ghosh

Shreela Gosh is a consultant and has worked in different roles across the UK Arts sector for more than 30 years. In 2006, Shreela joined Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) as Deputy Director. Working closely with Gus Caseley-Hayford (Director) and Prof. Stuart Hall (Chair), Shreela prepared the organisation for the move to Rivington Place, Shoreditch. In 2009, Shreela became the founding director of the Freeword Centre in Clerkenwell, London. A national organisation, Freeword brings together people working in literature, literacy and free expression. Shreela continues to champion translators and promotes translating as a creative act. She is a member of the judging panel of the prestigious Dublin Literary Award 2020.

Until 2018 Shreela was part of the British Council's Global Arts senior management team. As the regional director for Arts across South Asia (2011 – 2015), Shreela lived and worked in both Dhaka, Bangladesh and in New Delhi, India. She has an extensive network and developed a good understanding of the contemporary arts in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh etc. Shreela continues to take a keen interest in the arts scene in that region through visits to the Kochi-Muziris Art Biennial and other international platforms.

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