Mike Chavez-Dawson

Mike Chavez-Dawson

A Collaborative Portrait of Artist Curator Mike Chavez-Dawson at his Atelier – Rogue Artists Studios, Manchester, 2014
Born Mike Dawson
(1974-04-14) 14 April 1974
Maidstone, Kent, England
Nationality British
Alma mater Manchester Metropolitan University
Camberwell School of Art
Known for Drawing, Photography, Painting, Curation, Conceptual
Spouse(s) Jane Chavez Dawson

Mike Chavez-Dawson (born 1974 in Maidstone) is an English artist and curator.

Life and career

Chavez-Dawson graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University, Interactive Arts BA (Hons) in 1997 and MA (Art as Environment) in 1999. He is attaining a PhD (by practice) research fellow at MIRIAD under the supervision of Prof. Jim Aulich and Prof. John Hyatt. He was the Visual Arts Editor for FLUX[1] and founding curator for Flux Space.

Chavez-Dawson's work covers a number of disciplines including fine art & design, performance, music, curating and publishing.[2] Collaborating with artist Len Horsey, he has devised a variety of performance and multi-part works titled 'Artours' as live texts for numerous group exhibitions, projects and events.[3]

The Guardian complimented the "imaginative flair" of Chavez-Dawson's curatorial work for David Shrigley.[4] This exhibition supported Shrigley's nomination for the Turner Prize 2013.[5]

Chavez-Dawson judged the neo:artprize 2013.[6]


Curated projects



  1. "FLUX: About Flux". Retrieved 22 March 2012.
  2. Jack, Ian (16 January 2009). "The era of the true art collector has returned". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 October 2011.
  3. "Inter-textual-ventions". Retrieved 29 October 2011.
  4. Sherwin, Skye (4 October 2012). "Exhibitionist: The week's art shows in pictures". The Guardian. Retrieved 2013-06-10.
  5. Holtham, Susan (25 April 2013). "Turner Prize 2013 shortlist announced". Retrieved 2013-06-10.
  6. "neo:artprize2013 judges". Retrieved 2013-06-10.
  7. "The Dark Would". Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  8. Carvill, Lorna (28 February 2014). "Duchamps Ring Interview with artist Mike Chavez Dawson:". Fashion Fox. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  9. Mike Chave-Dawson (2013). The Specter of Derrida (Video). Islington Mill, Manchester, England.
  10. "- Lionel Dobie Project –". Retrieved 2013-06-10.
  11. "Paraphrase 24th May 2012 Group Show – Simon Hadley Attard, Mike Chavez-Dawson and Richard Shields". Retrieved 2013-06-10.
  12. "Apophatic Pareidolia, Bearspace". Bearspace. 24 July 2010. Retrieved 31 October 2011.
  13. "Re-Movie View(s), Barbican". Retrieved 31 October 2011.
  14. "A bANdA dA, Tate Britain". Retrieved 31 October 2011.
  15. "The Remarkable Apperception, Embassy". Retrieved 31 October 2011.
  16. "The Mind Projected Cinema". Retrieved 29 October 2011.
  17. "Essential Phenomena at VTO". undo.net. Retrieved 31 October 2011.
  18. "David Shrigley: HOW ARE YOU FEELING?". Retrieved 2013-06-10.
  19. "Crazy Mad". Retrieved 29 October 2011.
  20. "Re-Covering and The Reading, Untitled Gallery, Manchester". Retrieved 29 October 2011.Re-Covering and The Reading, Untitled Gallery, Manchester
  21. "Unrealised Potential". Retrieved 29 October 2011.
  22. "The Kiss of a Lifetime". Retrieved 29 October 2011.
  23. Waldrop; et al. (2013). The Dark Would. Apple Pie Publishing. p. 300. ISBN 1909388009.

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