John Smith

John Smith (b. 1952, London) lives and works in London. He studied at the Royal College of Art. Predominantly a film artist, he has made over fifty film, video and installation works that have been shown in cinemas, art galleries and on television around the world. Recent solo exhibitions include: Centre d'Art Contemporain de Noisy-le-Sec, Paris (2014); Figge von Rosen Gallery, Cologne (2013); Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin (2013, 2012 and 2010); Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover (2012); Turner Contemporary, Margate (2012); Weserburg Museum for Modern Art, Bremen (2012); Uppsala Art Museum, Sweden (2011); PEER Gallery, London (2011); Royal College of Art Galleries, London (2010) and Sala Diaz Gallery, Texas (2010). Selected group shows include: Invocable Reality, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain (2014); The Reluctant Narrator, Berardo Museum, Lisbon (2014); Constellations, Tate Liverpool (2013-14); Image Counter Image, Haus der Kunst, Munich (2012); Has The Film Already Started?, Tate Britain (2011-12); Berlin Biennial (2010); The Talent Show, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and MoMA PS1, New York (2010); Venice Biennale (2007); A Century of Artists’ Film in Britain, Tate Britain (2004); Live in Your Head: Concept and Experiment in Britain 1965-75, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2000) and The British Art Show (1984). In 2011, Smith received a Paul Hamlyn Award and in 2013 he was the winner of Film London's Jarman Award. His work is held in numerous collections including Arts Council England, Tate Gallery, Kunstmuseum Magdeburg, Wolverhampton Art Gallery and Ella Fontanals-Cisneros, Miami. He is represented by Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin.

Last updated: 02.04.2015

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