Born in Sydney in 1972, Shaun Gladwell studied at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, and undertook postgraduate research at the College of Fine Arts,University of New South Wales. Gladwell pursued a programme of research at Goldsmiths College, University of London, in 2001-02 and a residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. He has exhibited widely throughout the past ten years including exhibitions in Europe and the United States. He is a founding member of the Sydney-based artists’ collective imperial slacks. In 2004, Gladwell was commissioned to develop video pieces for Performance Space, Sydney, and The Australian Center for the Moving Image, Melbourne. He represented Australia in the 2009 Venice Biennale.