Dan Shipsides is an artist based in Orchid Studios, Belfast. He is a former committee member at Catalyst Arts and Bbeyond. Shipsides also teaches at the Belfast School of Art on the MFA programme and was former co-director of the MA Art in Public programme. Since 2004 he also works collaboratively with Neal Beggs as Shipsides and Beggs Projects.
Dan Shipsides / Shipsides and Beggs Projects have exhibited nationally and internationally including; ACCA, Melbourne (Desire Lines), The MAC, Belfast (Still not out of the woods), Aliceday Gallery, Brussels (Vigil | Star), South London Gallery (Games & Theory), Castlefield Gallery, Manchester (Radical Architecture), Wings Project Art Space, Switzerland (Performance), Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol (Elastic Frontiers), Konsthall C, Stockholm, Sweden (Under plattan, ängen!), Platform Guranti, Istanbul (Hit & Run), HEDAH, Maastricht (Rochers à Fontainebleau), Riga Sculpture Quadrennial, Latvia (European Space), Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (Sporting Life) and Smart Project Space, Amsterdam (Endure).
- Legacy Trust Award, The Cove (Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company)
- Major Artist Award, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, 2004
- Nissan Art Award, Irish Museum of Modern Art, 2000
- Perspectives, Ormeau Baths Gallery, 1998