Emma Smith

Emma Smith is a visual artist based in Cambridge and works internationally. She has a social practice, making site-specific work through collaboration and participation.

Smith’s work explores human connectivity: relationship, communication, sense of place and entanglement. Her work looks in particular at hidden forms of connectivity: the intimate, the transient, the subconscious, and the invisible.

Smith’s process is research and production-based and often involves the bringing together of multi-disciplinary teams including collaborations with academics, professionals, local experts and hobbyists and drawing on the fields of anthropology, archaeology, history, psychology, neurology, physics and biology.

Involving thousands of people in her work, Smith creates work for the public realm and gallery ranging from intimate exchanges to large scale installations and performance works. Previous commissions include for Tate Modern, Barbican, Whitechapel Gallery, Bluecoat, Whitworth, ICA and Arnolfini with international projects across the globe.