Dan Dubowitz

Born 22 June 1969, Sheffield, UK


BArch (Hons) Degree in Architecture (University of Sheffield 1991)

Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture (University of Sheffield 1995)

Merit, Year Prize & exhibited, RIBA Silver Medal competition, 1995

MAsters Degree in Architecture (University of Sheffield 1996)


2011 The Peeps Show, in collaboration with the Hallé Orchestra. Live installations and new arrangements in wastelands across Ancoats, July 2011. The Martello towers of Essex, collaboration with choreographer Fearghus O’ Conchuir

2003/10 Lead artist for the regeneration of Ancoats, Manchester, UK. The project started out with a photographic series ‘The Presence of Absence’ which formed the basis for two

permanent artworks : The Peeps, a city scale permanent artwork, comprising a series of peepholes to stumble across in permanently walled up spaces throughout the area and the ‘Cutting Room’ a new public square.

2008/11 After the Occupation, the Baltics, exhibition tour and publication in planning for 2011, with writer Tim Abrahams.

2009 Programme of Cultural Masterplan projects for Stoke on Trent. Including « Breaking the Mould »,a photographic series exploring the city’s derelict buildings and potteries on the eve of a majorregeneration of the subregion.

Part of the first British Ceramics Biennial.

2007/11 Tattered Outlaws of History, a collaboration with choreographer Fearghus O’Conchuir : Simultaneous performances that re-unite the family of 12 Martello towers on the Irish coast north of Dublin, exhibited in 12 screen film installation in Skerries tower, July - September 2009, touring to Jaywick tower, 2011.

2006/08 Cultural Masterplanner for the regeneration of Scotswood, Newcastle Expo; « Newtopia ».

2003/08 Cultural Masterplanner for the regeneration of Sunderland, programme of pilot projects and delivery plan for « The Cultural Masterplan for Sunderland ».

2000/05 Wastelands, photographic projects including: Ellis Island, NYC; Havana, Cuba; St Francis Monastery, Manchester; Albergo dei Poveri, Naples; Orford Ness,UK; Blue Circle, Larne, N.Ireland; Cardross, Scotland


2011 Fascismo Abbandonato, Seville January, Murcia February

Tattered Outlaws of History, Jaywick Tower, Essex, UK, March-Sept

2010 Wastelands, Bau-xi Photo Gallery, Toronto, December

Fascismo Abbandonato, The British School at Rome, May,

2009 Fascismo Abbandonato, Fermynwoods, UK; H2, Augsburg Germany, Galleria San Michele Degli Scalzi, Pisa, Italy

Tattered Outlaws of History ; Martello Towers north of Dublin, Ireland, with choreographer Fearghus O’Conchuir

Breaking The Mould, The Old Post Office, The British Ceramics Biennial

2008 Fascismo Abbandonato, Weisenhoff Gallery, Stuttgart,Germany

The Peeps, Central Train Station, Manchester, UK

2007 Gorton, Central Train Station, Manchester

2006 Searchlight with artist David Cotterrell, Sunderland

The Presence of Absence, Wirksworth Festival

2005 Cardross, Fermywoods Gallery, UK,

Resurrection Cycle, The Light House, Glasgow

2003/4 Three Sanctuaries, The Cathedral of St John The Divine, New York

The Presence of Absence, Cube Gallery, Manchester ;

The Presence of Absence, Central Train Station, Manchester

2000 Last Orders, The Lighthouse, Glasgow

The Sounding Vessels, The Lighthouse, Glasgow and the no mans lands of the Berlin Wall

1999 The Journeymen, Kirkhaven men’s hostel, The Road to Nowhere, The Old Train Station, Springburn Halls. The Winter Gardens, Levenhume Assylum, Oatlands Needs Pakora

Catatonic Man, Heisenberg, Courtauld Institute, Sumerset House

1998 Heisenberg’s Journeymen, Gracefields Art Centre, Dumfries

1997 Bodies Through Space, Portland State University Gallery, Oregon

1996 Bodies Through Space Research Facility, Silver medal for Architecture, RIBA


Fascismo Abbandonato, Dewi Lewis Publishing 2010

Wastelands, Dewi Lewis Publishing 2010

The Peeps, Manchester University Press 2010

The Presence of Absence, Ancoats, Civic Works Press, 2003

Three Sanctuaries, Civic Works Press, 2003