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Born 1981

Emma Smith is based in the UK and works internationally

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Solo exhibitions

2017

I+I: Variations on Alteroception

  • The Edge
    ICIA, Bath, UK

Hunch

  • Parker's Piece
    Cambridge, UK

Communications Department

  • Tate Modern
    London

Televox

  • Art on the Underground
    London
2016

Chorasing

  • Delfina Foundation
    London

Recipes for Relationships

  • New Hall Art Collection
    Cambridge, UK

The Whistling Orchestra

  • Primary
    Nottingham, UK

Terratorium

  • B-A-U
    Sud Tyrol, Italy
2015

Variations on a Weekend Theme

  • Kettles Yard
    Cambridge, UK

t_here

  • Jerwood Gallery Hastings
    UK

School For Tourists

  • Kunstmuseum Luzern

Rehearsal (Act 1)

  • Bristol Old Vic
    UK

Magister Dixit

  • Tyntesfield (National Trust)
    Bristol, UK

5Hz

  • Arnolfini
    Bristol, UK

Acknowledge

  • Creative Intelligence Agency
    London, UK
2014

The Eterphilous Society

  • October Gallery
    London, UK

School for Tourists Research Station

  • Kunstmuseum Luzern
    Switzerland

Commorance

  • Fabrikken for Kunst og Design
    Copenhagen, Denmark

∆E=W

  • Art14
    London, UK
2013

The Eterphilous Society

  • Artsadmin
    London, UK

Love me, Love Me Not

  • ICA
    London, UK

Public Domestic

  • Radar
    Loughborough, UK

Campanologia Bologna

  • Bottega Bologna
    Italy

Public Domestic

  • Radar
    Loughborough, UK

School for Tourists

  • Matedero Madrid
    Spain

A Greaât Stitheram

  • The Greyfriars
    Lincoln, UK

ΔE=W

  • Arnolfini
    Bristol, UK
2012

School for Tourists

  • Campo Adentro
    Casares

Mo=roF×F

  • SUNDAY Art Fair
    London, UK

In Hear it and Say

  • Waterbeach
    UK
Permanent work

ΔE=W

  • The Tanks
    Tate Modern, London, UK

Confabula

  • Artsadmin
    London, UK

A Call for A Song

  • The Greyfriars
    Lincoln, UK
2011

ΔE=W

  • Tate Modern
    London, UK

Campanologia

  • Wysing Arts Centre
    UK

School for Tourists

  • Grizedale Arts
    UK

ΔE=W

  • Artsadmin
    London, UK

PLAYBACK

  • Showroom Gallery
    London, UK

Non-Emergency Services

  • ACME Fire Station
    London, UK

Pitch

  • Project Space 11
    Plymouth, UK

Tourist Tout

  • Grizedale Arts
    UK
2010

Camp For Improbable Thinking

  • Wysing Arts Centre
    UK
2008

Ground

  • Orleans House Gallery
    London, UK
2007

Journey

  • Essex
    UK
Touring exhibition

SubRural

  • The Field Station
    Gunpowder Park, Lee Valley, UK
2006

Inside

  • Highgate Mental Health Centre Gallery
    London, UK

A Brief Exploration of Time

  • Camden Arts Centre
    London, UK
2005

Illustrated London Views

  • London Metropolitan Archives
    UK

Group exhibitions

2018

This is a Voice

  • MAAS
    Sydney, Australia
2017

Concentric Zone Theory

  • Division of Labour
    London, UK

material / rearranged / to / be

  • Bluecoat
    Liverpool, UK

material / rearranged / to / be

  • Whitworth
    Manchester, UK

material / rearranged / to / be

  • Tramway
    Glasgow, UK

material / rearranged / to / be

  • Barbican
    London, UK
2016

This is a Voice

  • Wellcome Collection
    London, UK

Chora

  • Project_16
    RCA, London, UK
2015

Lige Ved Næsten

  • Museet for Religiøs Kunst
    Denmark
2014

t_here

  • Diep Haven Festival
    UK/France
2013

Lot No.

  • Lionel Dobie Project Space
    UK

Performance Night

  • Zabludowicz Collection
    UK

Campo Adentro Inland Station

  • Matadero Madrid
    Spain

4 Days

  • Arnolfini
    Bristol, UK
2012

The Apocralypse

  • Limoncello
    London, UK

The Starry Rubric Set

  • Wysing Arts Centre
    Cambridge, UK
2011

Department of Overlooked Histories

  • Wysing Arts Centre
    UK

Community Without Propinquity

  • MK Gallery
    Milton Keynes, UK

PLAYBACK

  • Riga
    Latvia

Sum Parts

  • ACME Project Space
    London, UK
2010

Partnering

  • Wysing Arts Centre
    UK
2009

In Their Own Words

  • Bank Street Arts
    Sheffield, UK

Triangle Trust Fellowship

  • pARTage
    Alliance Francaise, Mauritius
2008

Let Me Tell You

  • Whitechapel Gallery
    London, UK

What We Learn When You’re Not Listening

  • Whitechapel Gallery
    London, UK
2006

Bookmarked

  • Crockatt & Powell
    London, UK

Drawing is a Verb: Drawing is a Noun

  • Stone Gallery
    Ireland

6th April 2006

  • Stables Gallery
    London, UK

Ideas on Travel/Ideas on Sight Seeing

  • Discotheque
    Nottingham, UK

Wasting Time

  • Crypt Gallery
    London, UK

An Open Book

  • Orleans House Gallery
    London, UK
2005

Kunst Event in Ahoy

  • Rotterdam
    The Netherlands

A Group Show

  • Upstairs Gallery
    London, UK

Arts Café

  • Glastonbury Festival
    UK

Picture

  • Space 44
    London, UK
2003

Distilled

  • Segar Distilery
    London, UK

Residencies and commissions

2016

Performance as Process – Stage 2

  • Delfina Foundation
    London, UK

Department of History and Philosophy of Science

  • Cambridge University
    Cambridge, UK
2015

Variations on a Weekend Theme

  • Kettle's Yard
    Cambridge, UK

Intersections

  • Primary
    Nottingham, UK

5Hz

  • Arnolfini
    Bristol, UK

Tyntesfield (National Trust)

  • Bristol
    UK

School for Tourists

  • Kunstmuseum Luzern
2014

CP AIR: Copenhagen Artist in Residence

  • Fabrikken
    Denmark

Acknowledge

  • Creative Intelligence Agency
    London, UK
2013

NAS

  • Sydney
    Australia

Radar

  • Loughborough
    UK

Mistaken Presence

  • Greyfriars
    Lincoln, UK
2012

Campo Adentro

  • Casares
    Spain

Aurora Research Institute

  • Inuvik
    Canadian Arctic

Arctic Institute

  • Calgary and Haida Gwaii
    Canada

Waterbeach (106 agreement project)

  • Cambridge
    UK
2011

Wysing Arts Centre

  • Cambridge
    UK

Kuona Arts Trust

  • Nairobi
    Kenya

Showroom Gallery

  • London
    UK

Grizedale Arts

  • Lake District
    UK
2010

Delta Arts

  • Shanghai
    China

98 Weeks

  • Beirut
    Lebanon

Sarai

  • Delhi
    India

Delta Arts

  • Delhi
    India

Wysing Arts Centre

  • Cambridge
    UK
2009

British Council Visual Arts Tour

  • Delhi
    Mumbai and Kolkata, India

British Council China 400

  • Shanghai and Xian
    China

Triangle Trust Fellowship

  • pARTage
    Alliance Francaise, Mauritius
2008

Orleans House Gallery

  • Paris
    France and London, UK

What We Learn When You’re Not Listening

  • Whitechapel Gallery
    London, UK

Whitechapel Gallery

  • London
    UK
2007

Essex Record Office

  • Chelmsford
    Essex, UK

Whitechapel Gallery

  • London
    UK
2006

Strathmore Centre

  • London
    UK
2005

Camden Arts Centre

  • London
    UK

Rowan Arts Project

  • London
    UK

Norwood Achievement Partnership

  • London
    UK

London Metropolitan Archives

  • London
    UK

Talks

Fabrikken, Denmark

NAS, Australia

Arnolfini, UK

Goldsmiths College, UK

ICA, UK

Artspeak, Canada

Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Denmark

Iaspis, Sweden

Tate, UK

The Showroom, UK

Royal College of Art, UK

South London Gallery, UK

Sanayeh House, Lebanon

Whitechapel Gallery, UK

Camden Arts Centre, UK

Serpentine Gallery, UK

Gasworks, UK

National Portrait Gallery, UK

University of Mauritius

MiArt Fair, Italy

Bishopsgate Institute, UK

Frieze Art Fair, UK

Orleans House Gallery, UK

98 Weeks, Lebanon

Residence-in-Nature, Sweden

Collections

Brampton Manor School

Essex Record Office

London Metropolitan Archives

Goldsmiths College Archives

Private Collections

Awards

2016

Wellcome Trust Large Arts Award

Research in Practice Grant

  • Kings College London Cultural Institute
2015

ACME Fire Station Live/Work Studio

2014

CP AIR: Copenhagen Artist in Residence

  • Fabrikken
    Denmark

Wellcome Trust Small Arts Award

2013

British Council New Connections Award

  • Italy
2012

Commonwealth Foundation Grant

2011

Arvon Foundation Bursary

British Council Connections Through Culture Grant

Artsadmin Bursary

2010

a-n Go-and-See Bursary

Grundtvig Travel and Exchange Grant

2009

British Council VA Young Entrepreneur: Special Commendation

British Council China 400 Exchange

2008

a-n Go-and-See Bursary

Arts Council England Grants for the Arts

2006

Bright Sparks Award

  • Gunpowder Park
    UK
2005

Arts Council England Grants for the Arts

Memberships

RSA Fellow

Co-Founder and Artist Partner

  • Delta Arts
    UK

Member of Council: Freelance Representative UK Engage

(National Council of Gallery Education)

Publications

2017

Public Servants

  • New Museum
    New York, USA
ISBN: 978-0-262-03481-4
2016

Topografias Invisibles

  • University of Barcelona
ISBN:978-84-475-3954-6
2015

Practice of Place

  • Bedford Press and Architecture Association
    London, UK.
ISBN: 978-19074144-0-4

Performance as Sculpture

  • Performance as Publishing
    UK

The Eterphilous Society, issue 1

  • Tender Books
ISBN: 978-0-9573442-1-1
2014

Control, issue 19

with Stephen Willats

Where Do You See Yourself in 25 Years

  • Wysing Arts Centre
    Cambridge, UK

Collective Praxis

  • Spacex
    Exeter, UK
ISBN: 978-0-9559228-1-7
2013

The Fire Station Project

ISBN: 978-0-9566739-5-4
2012

Golden Threads

English ISBN: 978-0-9573438-0-1; Arabic ISBN: 978-0-9573438-1-8

In Hear it and Say

ISBN: 978-0-9573442-0-4

Gallery as Community: Art, Education, Politics

  • Whitechapel Gallery
ISBN: 978-0-854888-205-2

On In + An One, Manifesta Journal 14

The Starry Rubric Set

ISBN: 978-0-9539222-3-9
2011

The New and Renewed Museum, Engage Journal No. 28

  • UK

Community Without Propinquity

  • UK
ISBN: 978-1908452-10-8
2010

L’Atelier d’ecriture, No. 12

  • Mauritius
2008

Bright Sparks R&D Projects

  • Gunpowder Park
    UK
2005

Illustrated London Views

  • UK
Artist’s book, limited edition of 2000
2003

Distilled

  • UK
Exhibition catalogue

Press

2017

BBC Radio Cambridge

BBC Radio London

2016

BBC Radio Nottingham

2015

This is Tomorrow

2014

BBC London 94.9

BBC Radio Bristol

2013

BBC Radio Lincoln

2012

BBC Radio Cambridge

RSA Journal

Artist Profile
2011

Art Monthly

Artist Profile
2008

BBC London 94.9

Education

2003

BA (Hons) Fine Art and Art History

  • Goldsmiths College
    University of London, UK
2000

BTEC Foundation Art and Design

  • Cheltenham College of Higher Education