John Smith


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

Selected Solo Exhibitions


John Smith: Introspective (1972 – 2022), The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London
Waldeinsamkeit: Films from the 21st Century, Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg, Germany


S.O.S – Recent Films by John Smith, Kate MacGarry, London
John Smith Programme of Short Films, CAST, Cornwall


John Smith: The Girl Chewing Gum, Fine Arts, Sydney

Selected Group Exhibitions


Street Life: The Street in Art from Kirchner to Streuli, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany (forthcoming)
Instantly! Street Photography in Vienna, Museen der Stadt Wien, Vienna, Austria (forthcoming)


Atlas of Modernity. Exercises, Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź
Language for Sale, Edith-Russ-Haus, Oldenburg, Germany
Biennale für Freiburg, Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg, Germany
Tourism, Stadtgalerie, Bern, Switzerland
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Go), Centre Photographique Marseille
Hearing Aids, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco
Hidden in Plain Sight, Steven Lawrence Gallery, London
Crocodile Cradle, curated by Simon Moretti, PEER, London
Peter Morrens: ‘Minstens 1½ Uur, En Terug, Cultuurhuis De Warande, Turnhout, Belgium


Signals and Circuits, VISUAL, Carlow Arts Centre, Ireland
Summer Winter Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Le Cours des Choses, CAPC Musee d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux
The Medium is the Message, Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
The Unseen Masterpiece, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Chapter 3HREE Maarten Spruyt, Het HEM, Zaandam, the Netherlands

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