(b. 1970, Stuttgart)
Email: hi at shawntheodo.re
Currently based in Philadelphia.
Temple University, BA in Journalism, Public Relations and Advertising
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage Fellowship, Nominee
Magnum Foundation Fund: Nominee
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage Fellowship: Nominee
SPACES - Artist in Residence
Village of Arts and Humanities Project: "Home Court"
‘One Leaf Does Not a Cypress Make’ | Hudson Valley Community College, The Teaching Gallery | Curator, Tara Fracalossi
'Church of Broken Pieces' | Richard Beavers Gallery, NYC | Curator, Richard Beavers
'Future Antebellum' | Art Sanctuary, Philadelphia, PA | Curators, James Claiborne and Noah Smalls
'Church of Broken Pieces' | African American Museum in Philadelphia, PA | Curator, Brittany Webb
‘Shawn Theodore, xST' | Breakfast, Santa Barbara, CA
‘The Avenues’, Painted Bride Art Center | Philadelphia, PA
‘Storyville Presents: The A / V / E : The Audio Visual Experiment’ | Scribe Video Center
‘The Avenues, Uptown & GTown’ | Imperfect Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
murals / outdoor
“Shifting Gaze: A Reconstruction of The Black & Hispanic Body in Contemporary Art” | Mennello Museum of American Art, Orlando, FL
"Between Now & Then; Life in the Bardos", Noorwood Club, NYC
“Refraction: New Photography of Africa and Its Diaspora”, Steven Kasher Gallery, Chelsea, NYC | Curators, Cassandra Johnson and Niama Sandy
Legacy of the Cool: A Tribute to Barkley L. Hendricks | The Bakalar & Paine Galleries at MassArt, Boston, MA | Curator, Darci Hanna
Shabazz / Theodore: The Photography of Jamel Shabazz and Shawn Theodore | SNAP! Space, Orlando, FL | Curators, Patrick and Holly Khan
‘Other Articulations of the Real’ | The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY
PRIZM Art Fair | Art Basel week, Miami, FL
'PPAC 6th Annual Contemporary Photography Competition & Exhibition' | Philadelphia, PA
Participant/Actor in 'Duchamp in the Congo (Suburban Invasion)' 1999/2017 | Sanford Biggers, Xaviera Simmons and Michael Stablein | The Barnes Foundation ‘Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie’.
Lyric - Creative Suites for the Modern Traveler
‘Fevered Dreams, Fractured Times’, Mark Jason Weston at Imperfect Gallery
artist talks, panels and lectures
Niama Safia Sandy, Curator, and Artists Nona Faustine, Adama Delphine Fawundu, and Shawn Theodore
A discussion of the upcoming exhibition Refraction: New Photography of Africa and its Diaspora on view at Steven Kasher Gallery from April 19 through June 2, 2018, which looks at reframing blackness through visual art and challenging existing representations of black life.
Creative Photography Mentor | Village Arts | Philadelphia
Art Sanctuary, closing reception artist talk with host/moderator Sharon Chestnut | Philadelphia, PA
Art Sanctuary, artist talk with PaFA Low-Res students | Philadelphia, PA
National Constitution Center 'Revolutionary: Artist Panel’ A conversation with four of the Revolutionary artists – Shawn Theodore, Michelle Angela Ortiz, Lisa Kelley, and Yasmine Mustafa | Philadelphia, PA,
African American Museum in Philadelphia, PA' Films at AAMP: ‘A Moving Image’ Screening & Artists’ Talk. Activist, scholar and artist Nehad Khader will moderate a discussion and audience Q&A between director Shola Amoo and photographer, Shawn Theodore.
African American Museum in Philadelphia, PA' Films at AAMP: ‘Black Girl + Merkato' A conversation between filmmaker Sosena Solomon and photographer Shawn Theodore.
First Person Arts Festival, WHYY Studios, Philadelphia, PA Panelist ’A Letter to My Father / A Letter to My Son' City of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services and First Person Arts | Philadelphia, PA
Fox29 Local Good Day: photog’s 1st museum show after inspiring Moonlight’s cinematographer
6ABC Visions 2017: Celebrating Black History Month'
NBC10: 'NBC10 Celebrates Black History Month'
Philly.com: '8 ways to celebrate Black History Month in Philadelphia'
NYTimes: Black With (Some) White Privilege
PDN 'Photo of the Day' 2/8 ”Dubhe” from Future Antebellum series. 2017 © Shawn Theodore
PDN 'Photo of the Day' 2/8 On the Streets with Jamel Shabazz and Shawn Theodore
Culture Type: 'The 24 Best Art Magazine Covers of 2016'
This Week In Photo: The Candid Frame Podcast, 'xST Shawn Theodore' (#293)
New Republic: 'Instagram Takeover'
New Republic: ‘Bearing Witness to Harlem's Gentrification’
Ebony.com (Ebony Magazine) ‘xST Captures Vanishing Black Neighborhoods’,
New York Times, 'Buying the Bricks for Your Online Storefront'
Gryyo.com, 'Everyone is Flawed and Beautiful'
I-D (UK) / Vice (US) 'Shawn Theodore's street shots shine a light on America’s black neighbourhoods'
@Newyorkermag 'Instagram feature'
New Yorker Photo 'Instagram Takeover' @newyorkerphoto
Celebrating Barkley L. Hendricks at MassArt, My photo "Being Black Outweighs One's Blues" is the main image on the page.
Celebrating Barkley L. Hendricks at MassArt, My photo "Being Black Outweighs One's Blues" is the main image on the page
The Review Panel Philadelphia, An Evening of Critical Debate. Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA. David Cohen discusses this edition of the Review Panel, here on InLiquid.
Philadelphia Tribune: 'Black resilience focus of AAMP photo exhibits'