Mike Chavez-Dawson is an artist-curator based at Rogue Artists’ Studios, Manchester, UK.
He was a shortlisted artist for the GM Art Prize 2016, commissioned artist for Fountain 17 as part of Hull Capital of Culture 2017, Open Submission Winner for the 2013 Emergency Arts festival, selected for the Open 100 proposals for Artangel’s ‘OPEN’ 2013 and the Open Submission Winner for the 2008 Whitstable Biennale.
“As a conceptually-driven artist I tend to present propositional works that are multi-part and interdisciplinary, I employ a dynamic that is critically engaged yet playfully intuitive, this is usually via a kaleidoscopic approach that seeks to formulate an intelligent yet poetic dialogue between the modes of its production, the work produced and its potential reading/consumption.
“Thematically I’m drawn to mental fragility/stability, the esoteric, belief systems, and increasingly the legacy of art; its function and relevance. Currently I’m focused on an exploration of the seminal artwork 'Fountain, 1917-1964' and its relevance now.”
Mike Chavez-Dawson, Rogue Artists' Studios, 09/2016
He has exhibited and performed at TATE Britain, Barbican, ICA, British Art Show 7 at Nottingham Contemporary, Design Miami, Multiplied, LAF16, The Whitworth Art Gallery, HOME (Nee: Cornerhouse), Castlefield Gallery, Grundy Art Gallery, Summerhall, BAM, In-Situ, Harris Art Gallery & Museum, UNION, The Whitstable Biennale (2008).