Dan Shipsides is an artist based at Orchid Studios, Belfast. He also teaches at the Belfast School of Art and runs the T5 Field Cinema. Alongside his individual practice, since 2004 many projects have also been co-authored with Neal Beggs (Shipsides and Beggs Projects / SBP) based in northern France with whom he shares a love of art, mountains, music and creative madness.
Shipsides (inc. Shipsides and Beggs Projects) has exhibited nationally and internationally including; La Cuisine, France (The Lament of the Accolade Tree), L’Orangerie Bastogne, Belgium (Still Not Out of the Woods – Zombie Line), Microclima (Venice Biennale collateral – The Iron Way), ACCA, Melbourne (Desire Lines), The MAC, Belfast (Still Not out of the Woods – Yupa Star), Aliceday Gallery, Brussels (Vigil | Star), South London Gallery (Games & Theory), Castlefield Gallery, Manchester (Radical Architecture), Wings Project Art Space, Switzerland (Performance), Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol (Elastic Frontiers), Konsthall C, Stockholm, Sweden (Under plattan, ängen!), Platform Guranti, Istanbul (Hit & Run), Confederation Gallery, PEI, Canada (Beauty Queens), HEDAH, Maastricht (Rochers à Fontainebleau), Riga Sculpture Quadrennial, Latvia (European Space), Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast (Beta), Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin (Pioneers), Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (Sporting Life). Smart Project Space, Amsterdam (Endure), Melbourne International Biennial, Australia (Signs of Life).
Amongst several commissions, Shipsides was recently commissioned by Artist Experimental Moving Image to produce new work, Three Points Down to Zero, for the Port/River/City project 2017.
His work is in several public and private collections including; The Ulster Museum, The Art Gallery of Victoria and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
He was awarded an AHRC award in 2001 (Lateral Practice and Climbing) and 2006 (Touchstone Test-Piece), the ACNI Major Artist Award in 2004, in 2000 the Nissan Art Award / IMMA, Dublin (Bamboo Support) and in 1998 won the OBG Perspective Award, Belfast (The Stone Bridge).