John Smith


Born 1952, Walthamstow, London. Lives and works in London.

Selected Solo Exhibitions


John Smith: Films in Sheep's Clothing, Alma Zevi Gallery, Venice
John Smith: Dad's Stick, Kunstmuseum Madgeburg, Germany


The Girl Chewing Gum, LOOK Gallery, Budapest
John Smith, Kate MacGarry, London
Hotel Diaries, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton


Sign Language, Tanya Leighton, Berlin
John Smith: Is It True, GFZK, Leipzig
Synchronicity: John Smith, Vita Kuben, Umea
Frames: John Smith, Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg
Unlimited: John Smith - The Girl Chewing Gum, Haubrok Foundation, Berlin
Dad's Stick, Suburban PS, Rotterdam

Selected Group Exhibitions


Journeys with The Waste Land, Turner Contemporary, Margate, England
The Annotated Reader, Cork Street Galleries, London
Marcia Farquhar – DIFFIKUΛT, CGP Gallery, London
Nothing Will Be As Before, Tanya Leighton, Berlin
Somewhere in Between, Bozar Arts Centre, Brussels
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
Film London Jarman Award: A Journey Through the First Decade, Whitechapel Gallery, London
Kapwani Kiwanga: a wall is just a wall (and nothing more at all), Esker Foundation, Calgary, Canada
Case Tomada, San Pedro de los Pinos, Mexico City, Mexico
Fifteen, Kate MacGarry, London
Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11, Imperial War Museum, London
Legacies: JMW Turner and Contemporary Art Practice, The New Art Gallery, Walsall, England
The Image of War, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden


O Enigma Rísivel do Quotidiano / The Laughable Enigma of the Everyday, Arquipelago Centro de Artes Contemporaneas, Sao Miguel, Açores
Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11, Imperial War Museum, London
Legacies: JMW Turner and Contemporary Art Practice, The New Art Gallery, Walsall
The Image of War, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm
The Laughable Enigma of the Ordinary, ARQUIPÉLAGO Centro de Artes Contemporâneas, Azores
Who Are You? That's You!, Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie, Sammlung Prinzhorn, Heidelberg
Poetic and Political, Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville
The Still Point of the Turning World: Between Film and Photography, FOMU Museum of Photography, Antwerp
After the Fact: Propaganda in the 21st Century, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich
Offshore: Artists Explore the Sea, Ferens Art Gallery, Kingston upon Hull
ArtBAB, International Art Fair, Bahrain
Make Truth Great Again, Jousse Enterprise Gallery, Paris
You Are Here, West, The Hague
Strangelove, International Time Based Arts Festival, Folkestone
Tilting at Windmills, ROBERTA, Frankfurt
Drawing Biennial, The Drawing Room, London
New and Recent Acquisitions from the Grundy Collection, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool
Kunstler Messe Dresden, Dresden
The Big Picture Show: Performing for the Camera, Tramway, Glasgow


Historicode: Scarcity and Supply, Nanjing International Art Festival, Baijia Lake Museum, Nanjing, China
The Scientific Method, The Tetley, Leeds
LonDADA Festival of Dadaism, Cinema Museum, London
Double Act: Art and Comedy, Metropolitan Arts Centre, Belfast
Found (curated by Cornelia Parker), The Foundling Museum, London
Shoot Shoot Shoot: The London Film-Makers Co-operative 1966-1976, Tate Britain, London
Why is it Always December?, Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown
Accidental Encounters, Wimbledon Space, London
Time after Time, Momentum, Berlin

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