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Have You Ever Had

Autograph ABP

28 February - 23 May

Sharif Persaud is profoundly interested in his body in society as a site of investigation: sneezing, healthcare, hospitals, gangrene, cities, flats, benefits and his independence. Persaud questions his audience about their experiences and body – have you ever had? This is Persaud‘s first solo exhibition, featuring his drawings, large paintings and award-winning short film The Mask.

Have You Ever Had is the culmination of the UK-wide EXPLORERS Project, highlighting the extraordinary contribution neurodiverse people make to art and culture.

Everyone is welcome at Autograph. We are an accessible venue, download our Access Guide at

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Sharif Persaud‘s exhibition is commissioned by Autograph as part of EXPLORERS. The EXPLORERS Project is led by Project Art Works, an artist led organisation working with children, young people and adults who have complex support needs. The EXPLORERS Project is supported by the Arts Council Ambition for Excellence Programme and Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Ways Of Being is also supported by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.


Autograph ABP
Rivington Place

Sharif Persaud Exhibition Opening



Join us to celebrate the opening of Sharif Persaud’s new exhibition Have You Ever Had .

Placing himself at the centre of his work, Persaud explores identity through his experience of contemporary life and autism.

This is Persaud’s first solo exhibition, featuring his drawings, large paintings and award-winning short film The Mask.

Visit Gallery 2 to see a preview of Ways of Being, a month of exhibitions and events focused on issues around visibility and disability.

Getting to: Autograph ABP

Rivington Place is located off of Rivington Street.

Tubes: Old Street, Liverpool Street and Shoreditch High Street

Buses: 26, 43, 48, 55, 67, 149, 205, 242 and 271

Nearest tube/Overground: Shoreditch High Street



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