Born in London, Haroun Hayward received his MFA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths University in 2010. Prior to this, he received his BA (Hons) in Fine Art Painting from Brighton University (2006). Between degrees, he received a Painting Department Scholarship Award from Nagoya University of Arts in Japan in 2005, followed by an artist residency at the National College of Art in Lahore, Pakistan, in 2007. Hayward has taken part in numerous exhibitions, including most recently the group shows SHOT (2013) and manmadegod (2012) at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, as well as a solo show at Hermann Germann Contemporary, Zurich (2012). Awards include the 2007 shortlist for the Celeste Painting Prize as well as First Prize in the Burt, Crill and Cardens Award for Outstanding Excellency (2006).