Shaun Gladwell



Reversed Readymade, 2015 / Edition of 3 / video of performance at Artissima 21 and Bristol

Vase, 2014 / combat helmet with 40 poppy seedlings / dimensions variable

Study of Stillness and Balance, 2014 / Video Still

Planet and Star Sequence (Hastings Pier),2012 / Single Chanel High Definition Video / 9 mins, 57 seconds / HD video, 16:9, / colour, stereo sound / Videography: Wouter Van der Hallen / Commissioned by De La Warr Pavilion

Jack in the Green (Lambretta-AGS 195D to Triumph-GV12 MXD), 2013 / HD video, 11 minutes, 40 seconds, 16:9 / colour, sound / Performer: Alexander Lock / Videography: Hopi Allard / Commissioned by De La Warr Pavilion

Lonely planet guide to Afghanistan. Dangers and annoyances section; IED and AK, 2014 / enamel spray paint on found wool rug / 29.33 x 23.42 inches (74.5 x 59.5 cm)

Portrait of Meyne Wyatt/Black Digger/Colour Corrected / Versions 1 & 2, 2014 / oil on canvas / 2 canvases 47.25 x 60.23 inches (120 x 153 cm)

Broken Dance (Beatboxed) 2012 / production still, two-channel synchronized video
Previously shown in the California Pacific Triennial at the Orange County Museum of Art (CA) and the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AUS)

Shaun Gladwell, BMX Channel (2013) / HD video / still image
Previously shown at De La Warr Pavilion (UK)

Interceptor Surf Sequence, 2009 / production still / video
Previously shown at the Australia Venice Biennale 2009

v8 Interceptor, 2009 / functioning 1:1 sculptural replica of v8 ‘interceptor’ car
Exterior install view: Australia Venice Biennale 2009

Apologies 1 - 6, 2009 / HD video, 16:9, stereo sound / 27:10 minutes
Previously shown in Matrix 162 at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum (CT)

Double Voyage, 2006 / 2-channel digital video, 16:9, stereo / 24:05 minutes
Commissioned by 27. Biennal von Sao Paulo / Previously shown at Biennale Cuvée 08: World Selection of Contemporary Art, Austria

Pataphysical Man, 2005 / HD video, 16:9, silent / 12:00 minutes
Previously shown at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (UK)

Tangara, 2003 / digital video, 4:3, silent / 14:00 minutes
Previously shown at Socrates Sculpture Park (NY)

Storm Sequence, 2000 / digital video
Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia


Shaun Gladwell (b. 1972) is an Australian-born, London-based artist. He completed Associate Research at Goldsmiths College, London in 2001 and has since undertaken numerous international residencies and commissions. He has exhibited prodigiously in Europe, North and South America, and in the Asia Pacific Region. "[The artist] erupted onto the Australian art scene with the 2000 video work 'Storm Sequence,' a self-portrait in which the artist is skateboarding in extreme slow-motion as a storm brews over Bondi Beach. He has since developed an international reputation for his evocative large-scale video works, photographs and sculptures - and represented Australia at the Venice Biennale in 2009. Gladwell uses filmic devices such as slow-motion and long pans to capture both tightly choreographed and improvised performances by break dancers, skateboarders, and BMX bike riders in a combination of rural and city settings in Australia, Japan, Brazil, France and Afghanistan. The resulting works, which he describes as "performative landscapes" are both rhythmic and poetic - distorting speed, gravity, space and time; exploring visual and spatial paradoxes." - Australian Centre for the Moving Image Gladwell has exhibited Internationally in venues such as the Royal Academy of Arts (London), the Orange County Museum of Art (CA), KUAD Gallery (Istanbul), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), and the Museum of Lyon (France). Gladwell's work is included in the public collections of the Art Gallery of New South Wales (Sydney), Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo), Museum of Fine Arts Houston (TX), Orange County Museum of Art (CA), Progressive Art Collection (PA), SCHUNCK (Heerlen), VideoBrasil (Brazil), Wadsworth Atheneum (CT), among many others. The artist lives and works in the UK.