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.