Emma Smith has a social practice and creates temporary and permanent works. Through installations, performances, objects and actions, her work reveals hidden forms of connectivity: the tacit, the intimate, the transient, the subconscious and the invisible. Smith is based in the UK and works internationally. Previous exhibitions and commissions include Tate Modern, Barbican, Whitechapel Gallery, Camden Arts Centre, Delfina Foundation, ICA, South London Gallery, Arnolfini, Kettle’s Yard, Bluecoat, Grizedale Arts, Whitworth, HOME Manchester, MAAS Sydney, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Fabrikken for Kunst & Design Copenhagen, and Matadero Madrid among many others. Public realm commissions include for Create London, Art on the Underground, Groundworks, Haringey, Cornwall, Cambridge, Westminster, and Kensington and Chelsea Councils. Awards include The Bryan Robertson Trust Award, Andy Warhol Foundation Award, and Wellcome Trust Large Arts Award. Smith's book ‘Practice of Place’ is published by Bedford Press / Architecture Association.
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