Haroun Hayward (B. 1983, London) 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’s work leans towards an abstract aesthetic with shapes and forms inspired by the rhythms and graphics of the 90's acid house and techno music scene. The complex, textured surfaces convey a sense of movement in an attempt to share an experience of transcendence in which the self is lost and a euphoric state is attained. Hayward had a solo exhibition Mythologies, Herrmann Germann Contemporary, Zürich (2012). Recent group shows include Gadfly, IndigoplusMadder. Duo show with Ubik (2019); While Supplies Last, Mount Analogue, Seattle (2019); The Bigger Picture, Curated by Bob and Roberta Smith, Mile End Pavillion (2017); SHOT, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2013); manmadegod, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2012); Group Show, Printworks Studios, Dalston, London (2011); Selected Graduates, Best of 2010, 10 VYNER ST, London (2010); MFA Degree Show, Goldsmiths University, London (2010); Pause and Eject 2, Shoreditch Town Hall, London (2010); Pause and Eject (Goldsmiths MFA Interim Show), The Rag Factory, London (2009); Absorb Art Open Studios (2008); Draw, Stolenspace Gallery, London, travelling to Fuse gallery, New York and SXSW Festival Austin, Texas, cur. Erik Foss and Tim Barber, Vice Magazine (2008); Xmas Group Show, Stolenspace Gallery, London (2007); Summer Group Show, Stolenspace Gallery, London (2007); Public Commission, Public Park adjacent to National College of Art, Lahore (2007). 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). Haward lives and works in London.