Dryden Goodwin



Born in Bournemouth, UK, lives and works in London


–  „Unseen: The Lives of Looking“, 24th Edition of Camerimage – International Film Festival, Bydgoszcz, Poland – Nominated in the Documentary Feature Competition
– „Unseen: The Lives of Looking“,  International Film Festival Rotterdam – part of the ‚Blind Spot‘ programme, selected by Edwin Carels
– „Unseen: The Lives of Looking“, Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival- Hawick, Scottish Borders

– „Skill“, MIMA, Middlesbrough
– „Unseen: The Lives of Looking“, Queen’s House, Royal Museums Greenwich, London
– „Unseen: The Lives of Looking“, CPH:DOX – Nominated for the international DOX:AWARD
– „Unseen: The Lives of Looking“, Cinema Premiere at the Whitechapel Gallery

– „Poised“, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull
– „Skill“, project in public space – a film in 12 parts, billboard poster sites, outside screenings and a website. Various venues across East Durham and on-line. Commissioned by East Durham Creates, produced by Forma Arts
– „Wander“, project in public space – 100 etched stainless steel plates, embedded into the pavement in Cambridge’s new travel interchange, commissioned by Brookgate, part of the CB1 development 2012
– „Breathe“ – project in public space – An animation of over 1,300 drawing projected from the roof of St Thomas‘ Hospital, London, next to Westminster Bridge and opposite the Houses of Parliament, commissioned by ‚Invisible Dust‘

– „Coax“, Fotoforum West, Innbruck, Austria
– „Coax“, Raum mit Licht, Vienna, Austria
– „Portrait of the Warden – Steve Nickell“, commissioned by Nuffield College, Oxford

– „Who am I?“, Gallery at the Science Museum, London
– „Linear“, project in public space – commissioned by Art on the Underground – 60 pencil portraits of Jubilee Line Staff and 60 films recording the drawings being made. Presented across the London Underground network on poster sites, leaflets and digital video dislays, with exhibition sites at Southwark, London Bridge and Stanmore Underground stations

– „Cast“, Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg, Sweden

– „Cast“, Photographers‘ Gallery, London
– „12 Portraits“, project in public space – 12 etched plates installed in the central atrium of the development at Cabot Circus retail centre, Bristol, part of the Bs1 development

– „The Calvert Centre Project“, project in public space – 20 portrait drawings, photographically enlarged and permanently installed in the centre in Hull
– „Flight“,  Feldman Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA

– „Portrait Perspectives“, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
– „Sustained Endeavour“, National Portrait Gallery, London
– „Flight“, Chisenhale Gallery, London

– „Dryden Goodwin“, Pro-Arte, St Petersburg, Russia
– „Repton A.B.C“ – exhibition with Tony Grisoni, Woburn Square, Slade School of Fine Art, London

– „Dryden Goodwin“, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
– „Draw in/Draw out“ , New Art Gallery, Walsall
– „Stay“, Lighthouse, Poole, Dorset

– „Dilate“, Manchester Art Gallery, commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella
– „Reveal“, Lacock Abbey Wiltshire, commissioned by Picture This and South West Screen

– „Closer“, Art Now commission, Tate Britain, London

– „Dryden Goodwin Wait, Drawn to Know“, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

– „Dryden Goodwin – New Work“, Galerie Frahm, Copenhagen, Denmark
– „Dryden Goodwin – Recent Video Work“, Mid-Pennine Arts, Lancashire

– „SOLO X 9: Artists in Clerkenwell“, Berry House, London


– „Precarious Nature“, COCA, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch, New Zealand
– „Stories in the Dark“ (part of the Whitstable Biennale 2016), Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, Canterbury
– „Up/Down“ – Holden Gallery, Manchester

– „Work, Rest and Play: British Photography from the 1960s until Today“ – curated by The Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK  / touring China 2015-2016

– „Poster Art 150: London Underground’s Greatest Designs“, London Transport Museum
– „Canary Wharf Screen“, Canary Wharf Underground Station

– „Everything Flows: The Art of Being in the Zone“, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea
– „The World in London“, Photographers’ Gallery, an offsite exhibition showing Victoria Park, London
– „Exquisite Forest“, Tate Modern, London
– „Poetry of Motion“, National Portrait Gallery, London
– „Courtship of the Peoples“, Simon Oldfield Gallery, London
– „Born in 1987: The Animated GIF“ – exhibited on ’The Wall’ at the Photographers’ Gallery, London
– „Canary Wharf Screen“, Closer‘ part of Film and Video Umbrella’s programme ‚The City in the City‘
– „Flight and the Artistic Imagination“, The Art Galleries, Compton Verney, Warwickshire

– „Images of the Mind“, Moravian Gallery in Brno, Czech Republic
– „The Half Shut Door: Artists‘ Soundtracks“, SE8 Gallery, London

– „Grand National – Art from Britain“, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen, Norway

– „Pattern Recognition“, The City Gallery, Leicester
– „London Calling – Who Gets to Run the World“, British Contemporary Art – Hanjiyun Contemporary Space, Beijing, China / Total Museum, Seoul, South Korea
– „Figuring Landscapes“ – launched at Tate Modern, London venues also includet: ArtSway, New Forest / Dundee Contemporary Arts / FACT, Liverpool / Vivid, Birmingham / Showroom, Sheffield / Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff / Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland / Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, Australia / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia.

– „With the Hand in Mind“, Princeton University Museum

– „Global Cities“ Tate Modern, London
– „Sporting Lives: Contemporary Portraits of Athletes and Olympians“ National Portrait

– „Frank Cohen Collection“, New Art Gallery, Walsall
– „His Life is Full of Miracles….“, Site Gallery, Sheffield
– „Animators“, Spacex Gallery, Exeter
– „Strangers with Angelic Faces“, Akbank, Istanbul, Turkey
– „Strangers with Angelic Faces“, Space, London

– „10 year Anniversary Exhibition“, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
– „Cross Town Traffic“, Apeejay New Media Gallery, New Delhi, India
– „Animators“, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham
– „Appearance“, Whitehall Waterfront, Leeds

– Film and Video „Umbrella’s Unlimited Edition“, galleries incl: BCA Gallery, Bedford / Mission Gallery, Swansea / Millais Gallery, Southampton

– „Clandestine“, 50th Venice Biennale, Italy, curated by Director Francesco Bonami in the Arsenale
– „Century of Artists’ Film in Britain“, Tate Britain, London, UK
– „Cathedral Camera“, Baltic, Gateshead, England – commissioned by Canon Bill Hall and The Chaplaincy of the Arts and Recreation
– „Sanctuary“, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland