Born in Bournemouth, UK, lives and works in London


  • The Slade School of Fine Art, BA Hons in Fine Art
  • Erasmus exchange, Städelschule and Institut der Neuen Medien, Frankfurt, Germany


Solo Exhibitions/Selected Film Festivals/Projects in Public Space (selected)

  • Unseen: The Lives of Looking Le FIFA (The International Festival of Films on Art) Montreal, Canada
  • Unseen: The Lives of Looking 24th edition of Camerimage - International Film Festival for Cinematography, Bydgoszcz, Poland - Nominated in the Documentary Feature Competition
  • Unseen: The Lives of Looking Whitstable Biennale
  • 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 - solo exhibition - MIMA, Middlesbrough
  • Unseen: The Lives of Looking (Exhibition) - solo exhibition and essay film - Queen's House, Royal Museums Greenwich, London
  • Unseen: The Lives of Looking CPH:DOX - International Documentary Festival - Nominated for the main competition DOX:AWARD, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Unseen: The Lives of Looking Cinema Premiere at the Whitechapel Gallery, London
  • Poised - solo exhibition - Ferens Art Gallery, Hull
  • Skill - project in public space - the 12 parts film was shown at various indoor and outside venues across the county, alongside images from the film being shown on multiple billboard poster sites, aswell as a website. 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
  • 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'
  • Know Thyself - solo exhibition - Hospitalfield, Angus, Scotland, exhibited two works within the historic collection in the Picture Gallery
  • Coax - solo exhibition - Fotoforum West, Innbruck, Austria
  • Coax - solo exhibition - Raum mit Licht, Vienna, Austria
  • Portrait of the Warden - Steve Nickell, commissioned by Nuffield College, Oxford
  • Commission for the - 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 and an online exhibition of the films
  • Cast - solo exhibition - Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Cast - solo exhibition - Photographers' Gallery, London
  • 12 Portraits (2008) - 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 - solo exhibition - Feldman Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Portrait Perspectives - solo exhibition - Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
  • Sustained Endeavour - solo exhibition - exhibition of portrait of Sir Steve Redgrave commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery
  • Flight - solo exhibition - Chisenhale Gallery, London
  • Dryden Goodwin - solo exhibition - Pro-Arte, St Petersburg, Russia
  • Repton A.B.C - a collaborative book project and exhibition with Tony Grisoni, Woburn Square, Slade School of Fine Art, London
  • Dryden Goodwin - solo exhibition - Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
  • Draw in/Draw out - solo exhibition - New Art Gallery, Walsall
  • Stay - solo exhibition - Lighthouse, Poole, Dorset
  • Dilate - solo exhibition - Manchester Art Gallery, commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella
  • Reveal - solo exhibition - Lacock Abbey Wiltshire, commissioned by Picture This and South West Screen
  • Closer (3 screen Video Installation) - solo exhibition - Art Now commission, Tate Britain, London
  • Dryden Goodwin Wait, Drawn to Know - solo exhibition - Stephen Friedman Gallery London
  • Dryden Goodwin - New Work - solo exhibition - Galerie Frahm, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Dryden Goodwin - Recent Video Work - solo exhibition - Mid-Pennine Arts, Lancashire
  • SOLO X 9: Artists in Clerkenwell - solo exhibition - Berry House, London

 Group Exhibitions (selected)

  • Air: Visualising the Invisible in British Art 1768-2017 Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, curated by Gemma Brace
  • 'I want!, I want! - Art and Technology selection from the Arts Council Collection, Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham Museums, curated by Deborah Smith
  • Flaherty Film Seminar, New York City, BROKEN SENSES at The Anthology Film Archive, New York, USA, programmed by Ruth Somalo
  • Colloqium of Unpopular Culture - part of the Draper Interdisciplinary Masters Programme at NYU, New York University, USA, curated by Sukhdev Sandu.
  • Pose - Galerie Springmann, Berlin, Germany
  • Precarious Nature at COCA, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch, New Zealand, curated by Paula Orrell
  • Visions in the Nunnery invited artist, other invited artist include Patrick Simkins, Susan Hiller and Ori Gersht, Nunnery Gallery, Bow Arts, London, curated by Sophie Hill
  • Stories in the Dark - part of the Whitstable Biennale 2016, exhibited at the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, Canterbury, curated by Ben Judd.
  • Up/Down - Holden Gallery, Manchester, curated by Steven Gartside
  • Work, Rest and Play: British Photography from the 1960s until Today - curated by The Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK - touring China 2015-2016
  • Art Lending Library - A project by Market Gallery and Walker & Bromwich, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art & City Library Sunderland and Darlington Arts Festival
  • 25 Frames screening of Closer and Poisedas part of 25 Frames, a programme of screenings and events celebrating 25 years of Film and Video Umbrella, at Raindance Film Festival.
  • Poster Art 150: London Underground's Greatest Designs - London Transport Museum, an animated poster from 'Linear' was one of 150 selected from the 3300 Underground-specific posters from the London Underground's 150 year history.
  • Canary Wharf Screen - Canary Wharf Underground Station - selected films from 'Linear' included in a two month installation as part of a presentation of recent Art on the Underground projects
  • Everything Flows: The Art of Being in the Zone - De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella
  • The World in London - Photographers’ Gallery, an offsite exhibition showing Victoria Park, London. Coinciding with the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
  • Exquisite Forest - Tate Modern - a featured artist, contributing a 'seed' animation. Part of a collaborative drawing project conceived by Chris Milk and Aaron Koblin, and produced by Google and Tate, curated by Jane Burton
  • 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, ’Flight’ part of Animate Project’s programme 'Moving Up'
  • 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. Curated by Charles Danby
  • 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 Gallery, London
  • 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
  • Reality Check, British Council and Photographer's Gallery international touring exhibition
    Venues included Moderna Galeria, Ljubljana (Slovenia) / Wharf Road, London (UK) / House of Artists, Zagreb (Croatia) / Rudolfinum, Prague (Czech Republic) / The Bunkier Gallery Cracow (Poland) / Arsenals, Riga (Romania)
  • Fantastic Recurrence Of Certain Situations, Canal de Isabel II, Madrid/Spain curated by the Photographer’s Gallery London
  • Film and Video Umbrella’s Unlimited Edition, Shrewsbury Museum & Art gallery Shrewsbury / Kings Lynn arts Centre, Kings Lynn
  • Drawing, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
  • Video Positive - The Other Side of Zero - Tate Gallery Liverpool, commissioned by FACT: Foundation for Art and Creative Technology
  • Video Cult/ures - ZKM, Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany.
  • Traffic, Site Gallery, Sheffield, gallery commission
  • Ikon Touring Exhibition, Birmingham and surrounding regions
  • The Pandaemonium Festival - LUX Gallery, London
  • Paved With Gold - Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, gallery commission
  • Reel Fiction - Wigmore Fine Art, London
  • Pulse - video programme selected by Gillian Wearing, for the Serpentine Gallery Bookshop, London / the Lux Gallery, London
  • The New Contemporaries '97 - Corner House, Manchester / Camden Arts Centre, London / CCA, Glasgow
  • Fabrica - collaborative installation with other members of Fabrica - Prato Museum of Contemporary Art


Public Collections (selected)

  • MoMA, New York, USA
  • Tate Collection, London
  • National Portrait Gallery, London
  • Arts Council of England, London
  • The Science Museum, London
  • The British Library, London


Film and Video Festivals, Screenings and Television Broadcasts (selected)

  • Please see above
  • Films shown at over 100 national and international festivals, TV broadcasts and screenings, incl: Rotterdam International Film Festival, Tate Modern; Filmmuseum, Frankfurt, Germany; Glasgow Film Theatre; Cornerhouse, Manchester; Channel 4; National Portrait Gallery; BBC Big Screen; Central Train Station, Oslo, Norway; The VideoArtFoundation, Barcelona; MTV & MTV 2; National Museum of Photography, Film and TV, Bradford; Arnolfini, Bristol; Moderna Galeria, Ljubljana, Slovenia; The Toronto International Video Art Biennial; Institute of Contemporary Art, London; National Film Theatre, London; Sudwestrundfunk, Germany; RAI SAT, Italy; British Film Institute; Pandaemonium Festival, London, LUX, London; Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia; British Short Film Festival; Leeds international Film Festival


Publications and Catalogues (selected)

  • The Poster Remediated - by David Crawley, published to coincide with 25th International Poster Biennale in Warsaw 2016, Muzeum Plakatu
  • Moving Environments, Affect, Emotion, Ecology, and Film (Environmental Humanities series) - Editor by Alexa Weik von Mossner, Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada ISBN 978-1-77112-002-9 (pbk) ISBN 978-1-77112-004-3 (epub) ISBN 978-1-77112-003-6 (pdf)
  • New Contemporaries Moving Image 1968-2010
  • Poster Art 150 publication, London Underground's Greatest Designs - Publisher London Transport Museum
  • One Thing Leads to Another Everything is Connected: Art on the Underground - Black Dog Publishing, authors Tamsin Dillion, Louise Coysh, Charlotte Bonham-Carter
  • Drawing Projects - An Exploration of the Language of Drawing, published by Black Dog Publishing, authors Mick Maslen, Jack Southern
  • Images of the Mind - authors Ladislav Kesner, Colleen M. Schmitz, published by Barrister & Principal & Moravian Gallery in Brno, Czech Republic
  • Cast, monograph published by Steidl and Photowork in association with The Photographer’s Gallery, with essays by Steven Bode, David Chandler and Camilla Brown
  • BS1 - a publication to document BS1, a two year programme of creative interventions in response to the evolution of Cabot Circus, Bristol, published by InSite Arts
  • The Judith Rothschild Foundation Comtemporary Drawings Collection Catalogue Raisonne - Published by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
  • Dryden Goodwin in Converstion with Barney Dicker - Animation: an interdisciplinary journal 123. Sage publications volume 4 issue 3
  • Figuring Landscapes - Artists' moving image from Australia and the UK- edited by Catherine Elwes, Eu Jin Chua and Steven Ball
  • the EYE - Dryden Goodwin - a documentary film, made and released by Illuminations.
  • A History of Artists' Film and Video in Britain, 1897-2004 - published by the British Film Institute, written by David Curtis
  • Portrait Now - published by the National Portrait Gallery, written by Sandy Nairne and Sarah Howgate
  • The Body in Architecture - 010 Publishers, edited by Deborah Hauptmann
  • Strangers with Angelic Faces - published by Akbank
  • Video Art Tour - Published by I.B. Tauris Catherine Elwes with forward by Sharin Neshat
  • Minigraph: Dryden Goodwin - selected works 1994-2004 monograph and DVD - with essays by Sean Cubitt and Sophie Howarth, published by Film and Video Umbrella
  • Sanctuary - Contemporary Art and Human Rights - published Glasgow Museums
  • Film Art Phenomena - published by University of California Press written by Nicky Hamlyn
  • Reality Check - Recent Developments in British Photography and Video - published by The British Council
  • The Fantastic Recurrence of Certain Situations - published by The Photographers’ Gallery & The British Council
  • The Other Side of Zero - Video Positive 2000 - published by FACT
  • Catherine Elwes: Video Loupe a collection of essays by and about the videomaker and critic - published by KT Press
  • Dryden Goodwin - Recent Video Work - published by Mid Penine Arts
  • Video Cult/ures - Multimedia installations of the 90s - published by ZKM, Karlsruhe, Dumont Buchverlag, Cologne
  • COIL - Number 8, published by COIL supported by ACE, Channel 4, LFVA
  • TRANSCRIPT - volume 3 issue 3, published by School of Fine Art, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art
  • SOLO x 9: Artists in Clerkenwell - published by EC ARTS and Wigmore Fine Art
  • Paved with Gold - published by Kettle's Yard
  • Reel Fiction - published by Wigmore Fine Art


Awards and Residencies

  • Bs1 Residency, Bristol, during the building of Cabot Circus retail centre. commissioned by Neville Gabie and Sam Wilkinson of InSite Arts.
  • Historic Sites Residency at Lacock Abbey and the Fox Talbot Archive - commissioned by Picture This, Bristol
  • NESTA Fellowship (National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts)
  • Research Fellow in Video and/or Digital Media - John Moores University, Liverpool
  • Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia: Prize winner ‘Outstanding Achievement in a Video Production’ (for 'Hold')
  • Fabrica Research Fellowship, funded by Benetton, Venice, Italy


Public Talks & Presentations (selected)

  • Post screening talk, following the screening of 'Skill' at the Colloquium for Unpopular Culture, part of the Draper Interdisciplinary Masters Programme at NYU, New York University, USA, curated by Sukhdev Sandu
  • Speaker, as part of the symposium Optic Nerve, in discussion with curator and programmer Edwin Carels and eye surgeon Tjerd de Faber, hosted by Piet Zwart Institute and the International Film Festival, Rotterndam, Netherlands
  • Speaker, for Thinkspace! with John O'Keefe, Ian Richie and Jeremy Melvin, hosted by The Bartlett School of Architecture, Wilkins Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, University College London
  • Artist’s Talk, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton
  • Artist’s Talk, Royal Danish Art Academy, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Artist’s Talk, University of Gloucestershire
  • Artist’s Talk, London College of Communication
  • Artist’s Talk, Teesside University Fine Art Programme and Mima
  • Speaker, for Unseen, A symposium, curated by Gareth Evan, speakers included Lavinia Greenlaw and Tom Overton, National Maritime Museum, London
  • Keynote Lecture, for Queen’s House Conference - 'Ways of Seeing', National Maritime Museum, London
  • Artist’s Talk, Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Artist in Conversation, conversation with Jack Southern part of 'Drawing Making, Making Drawing', Drawing Room, London
  • Encounters with Portraiture: exploring with the pencil and lens - talk as part of University College London’s, lunch time lecture series
  • Victorian and Albert Museum, London, talk as part of Art of the Poster conference
  • Keynote speaker at the Drawing Inspiration Awards, for the Campaign for Drawing
  • Houses of Parliament - Breathe Talk ’Turner Updated’ - to the Environmental Selected Committee, discussing ’Breathe’, showing on St Thomas’s Hospital, situated opposite the Houses of Parliament
  • De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex - Gareth Evans in Conversation with Dryden Goodwin in association with 'Everything Flows - The Art of Getting in the Zone'
  • De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex - On Balance, Panel discussion chaired by Quentin Cooper
  • Foyles bookshop Gallery, Charing Cross Road - in conversation with Jack Southern in association with the publication 'Drawing Projects' written by Mick Maslen and Jack Southern, published by Blackdog publishing
  • National Portrait Gallery, London - Picturing Everyman - Geoff Dyer in conversation with Dryden Goodwin, chaired by Camilla Brown
  • National Portrait Gallery, London - Understanding British Portraits
  • National Academy of the Arts, Bergen, Norway
  • Tate Modern - Animation Breakdown
  • Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Offsite Insight - studio visit for the Contemporary Arts Society
  • Princeton University Museum, James Stewart Theater, New Jersey, USA - 'With the Hand in Mind: A Conversation with Artists Dryden Goodwin and Jacco Olivier', Moderated by Sarah Elson with Ben Coonley
  • Brighton, Photo Fringe in association with Photoworks and the University of Brighton
  • Photographer’s Gallery, London
  • A Holiday in Heathrow Airport with Alain de Botton, organised by the School of Life, London
  • Platform International Animation Festival, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, OR, USA
  • National Academy of the Arts, Bergen, Norway
  • Chisenhale Gallery, London
  • Narrative Symposium, Kettles Yard, Cambridge
  • National Portrait Gallery, London
  • Pro-Arte Institute, St Petersburg, Russia
  • Sotheby’s Institute, London
  • Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester
  • Bunkier Gallery, Krakow, Poland
  • National Film Theatre, London, UK Artists Film and Video Season
  • Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Bradford
  • Tate Britain, London
  • Tate Modern, London - presentation followed by in-conversation with Tim Marlowe and Nan Goldin
  • Tranz Tech 2001 - The Toronto International Video Art Biennial, Toronto, Canada
  • Tate Liverpool, Liverpool
  • Arts Council and Tate Artists Film and Video series - Tate Britain, London
  • LUX Cinema, London


Teaching (selected)

    2012 -
  • Currently a Reader in Fine Art at The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London
  • Part-time Lecturer The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London
  • Teaching positions at Goldsmiths College, Central St Martins, The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL
  • Visiting Tutor including Royal College of Art, Goldsmiths College, London College of Communication; Manchester Metropolitan University; Camberwell School of Art
  • International, projects and teaching including Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh; Pacific North West College of Art, Portland, Oregon, USA; National Academy of the Arts, Bergen, Norway; Pro-Arte Institute, St Petersburg, Russia; Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Canada.