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Artist Personal Statement

Emma Smith is a visual artist based in Cambridge, UK, and works internationally. She has a social practice and creates installations and performances. Emma’s work tests the boundaries of human connectivity: relationship, communication, sense of place and entanglement, looking in particular at hidden forms of connectivity: the intimate, the transient, the subconscious, and the invisible.

Emma’s process is research and production based and often involves the bringing together of multi-disciplinary teams including collaborations with academics, professionals and hobbyists and drawing on the fields of anthropology, history, psychology, neurology, physics and biology. Through this co-research process her work results in published findings as well as new artwork.
Involving thousands of people in each project, she creates work for the public realm and gallery ranging from intimate exchanges to large scale installations.

Recent solo exhibitions include The Whistling Orchestra at Temple Contemporary, Philadelphia USA, Wunderblock at Freud Museum London UK; 5Hz & Euphonia at HOME, Manchester UK; 5Hz at Primary, Nottingham UK all 2019. Recent performances include Wysing Polyphonic for Wysing Arts Centre; Nocturnal Creatures for Whitechapel Gallery; and Art Night London for A+C; all 2019. Previous exhibitions and performances include Tate Modern, Barbican, Whitechapel, Bluecoat, Whitworth, ICA, and Arnolfini with international projects across the globe.

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Works Exhibited

Emma Smith, Milk Tongue, 2019. Audio

About The Cambridge Show

‘The Cambridge Show’ brings together work by twenty-two artists who live or work in and around Cambridge. Showcasing a cross-section of the artistic community operating in the local area, from photography to performance, the exhibition will explore these artists’ diverse practices, and some of the themes and issues that they are engaging with right now.


Emma Smith, Euphonia, HOME, Manchester, 2019. Photo: Lee Baxter. Courtesy the artist

Emma Smith, Milk Tongue, Freud Museum London, 2019. Originally curated by Rachel Fleming-Mulford and commissioned by Birkbeck College, University of London, Funded by the Wellcome Trust Public Engagement Fund 2019. Photo: Rosie Lonsdale. Courtesy the artist.

Emma Smith, Euphonia, HOME, Manchester, 2019. Photo: Lee Baxter. Courtesy the artist