b.1977 Toronto Lives and works in London UK
2006 Goldsmiths College, MFA, London
2000 Ontario College of Art and Design, AOCAD, Toronto
20152014 I & I, Kunsthalle Winterthur, Winterthur
Licking Forward Tangerine,
noshowspace, London
, Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin
One Minus One
, Ana Cristea Gallery, New York
2013 Wishful Thinking, Vous Etes Ici, Amsterdam
Shaan Tariq Hassan-Syed, Birch Libralato, Toronto
2011 Hole, Vous Etes Ici, Amsterdam
2009 Please Play by the Rules, Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin
2008 Stage, Birch Libralato, Toronto
2006 Arena, Brown, London
2004 Crowds and Constellations (traveling)*, -PlugIn ICA Winnipeg, Mb -The Art Gallery of Windsor, On

The Violet Crab, DRAF, London
New Century Abstracts,
cur. by Carla Garnet, Art Gallery of Peterborough Ontario and Art Gallery of Chatham, Kent*
Group show,
Patrick De Brock Gallery, Knokke, Belgium
On White,
Geukins & DeVil, Antwerp and Knokke, Belgium
Emergency 6 Biennial
, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, UK
New Century Abstracts, Art Gallery of Peterborough, Canada
Synesthesium, with Benjamin Brett, Stuart Cumberland, Ana Cristea Gallery, New York
2012 Paper Does Not Blush, Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin
2011 The Multiple Show, Vous Etes Ici, Amsterdam
Fade Away, Transition Gallery, London + Gallery North/University of Northumbria, Newcastle*
In Between, Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto
2010 Fifteen, cur. by Louise Hutchinson and George Henry Longly, S1 Artspace, Sheffield
Addendum, La Salles de Bains, Lyon
Jerwood Contemporary Painters, Jerwood Space London and travelling UK*
In Black and White, Domo Baal, London
2009 Baker’s Dozen, cur. by Clare Goodwin, CGP Gallery, London
Supersurface, cur. by Mike Stubbs, Laurent Delaye Gallery, London
Niko’s Rear Entrance, cur. by Nikos Pantazis, Brunswick Triennale, Australia
2008 ArtFutures 2008, Bloomberg Space, London
Foreground Background, Elementa Gallery, cur. by Swapna Tamhane, Dubai*
2007 Where Something Becomes Nothing, S1 Artspace, Sheffield, UK
Distinction, cur. by Gerard Hemsworth, Galerie Michael Janssen, Cologne
Artnet News, “The 10 Best Booths at UNTITLED”, Cait Munro, 02 Dec 14
The Art Newspaper, “Artist’s Duvet Day Pays Dividends”, 03 Dec 14
Canadian Art, Hot Art from the North and Beyond”, David Balzer, 04 Dec 14
Whitewall Magazine, “Untitled: “Bold, Bright and Big”, Katy Donoghue
Hyperallergic.com, “Not for Sale: Outside the Convention Center in   Miami”, Paul David Young, 06 Dec 14.
Canadian Art online; “Notes on a Toronto/Berlin State of Mind”; 23
April 2014, Sholem Krishtalka
Lodown Magazine, Issue 94, ’14. Feature: “Shaan Syed: All Capitals!”
Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin, 5 April 2014; “Die Kunst der Erinnerung”, Simon Grothe.
ArtReview, October 2013, Review of The Andrew Project Book by Oliver Basciano
Aesthetica Magazine Blog
, review by Charles Danby on “Fade Away” exhibition.
Tablet Issue 03, online magazine published by Brown. Interview with Pieternel Vermoortel; Link >
Eyland, Cliff, Shaan Syed and Sarah Anne Johnson, Border Crossings, Issue 99, Canada.
Keilmayer, Oliver, Shaan Syed at Galerie Brigitte Weiss, Canadian Art, Winter 2005
Keilmayer, Oliver, Erkentnis im Dunkeln, Kunstbulletin, Germany, Switzerland. Oct 2005
Doyle Dredger, Sharon, Ten Artists Who Rock, Macleans, Canada Jan 12 2004
Proudfoot, Shannon, 15 Glimpses at Painting’s Future, National Post, Canada. Nov 20 2003
Michael Dault, Gary, Intimacy Once Removed, The Globe and Mail, Canada. Aug 16 2003
Govani, Shinan, Searching for Jane, The National Post, Canada. Nov 3 2001
Fullerton, Kim, Shaan Syed’s Tricks of Memory, XTRA!, Toronto Mar. 8 2001

“Catalogue”, ed. Oliver Kielmayer, published by Snoeck on the occasion of “I &” solo show at Kunsthalle Winterthur.
“Green Apples Cum Shots Graffiti”, artist book published by noshowspace.
“100 Painters of Tomorrow”, Kurt Beers and Gregor Muir, published by Thames and Hudson.
“The Andrew Project”, co-published by FormContent and S1 Artspace, 2013.
“About Painting”, published by Transition Gallery London and Gallery North Newcastle, with text by Barry Schwabsky. 2011.
Mu.ZEE Ostend, Belgium. “The Responsive Subject; Guy Mees” (written contribution to catalogue focusing on work of Flemish artist Guy Mees), FormContent, 2011.
Birkhauser Publishing,
“Chroma Design Architecture & Art in Colour”, Barbara Glaser, Petra Schmidt (Eds), 2010.
Carte Blanche Volume 2; Canadian Painting, The Magenta Foundation.
Plug In Editions, Shaan Syed; Crowds and Constellations -Exhibition catalogue with essays by Steven Matijcio.and David Liss, 2005.
RBC Painting Competition 10th Anniversary Book (profile and essay by Steven Matijcio).
Elementa Gallery, Foreground/Background, -Exhibition catalogue, text by Swapna Tamhane, 2008.
2013 Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant
2012 The Elephant Trust Grant UK
2010 Canada Council for the Arts Project Grant
Arts Council England/National Lottery UK project grant
Jerwood Contemporary Painters UK 2010
2006 Canada Council for the Arts, Development Grant
Bank of America, Oklahoma, USA
Bloomingdales, NY, New York
Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto
Goldsmiths College, University of London
Helabank, Berlin
Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto
Saatchi Collection, London
SCAI the Bathhouse, Tokyo
Stiftung Kunstlerhaus Boswil, Switzerland
TD Canada Trust, Toronto
UBS Art Collection, London UK