Exhibition: SMITH (FR)

Curator: Taous Dahmani (FR / GB / DZ)

09.11 - 15.12 2024


As an artist-researcher, SMITH experiments with and explores the links between contemporary humanity and its boundary figures - ghosts, mutants, hybrids - engaging his own body and that of his collaborators - writers, astronauts, shamans, engineers, designers, performers or composers - in interdisciplinary projects. 

His work (exhibitions, films, performances, conferences) is regularly presented in the form of solo exhibitions, notably at the Rencontres d'Arles, the Palais de Tokyo, the Centre Pompidou as well as China, Korea and Latin America (Chile, Uruguay, Mexico). Several monographs are devoted to his work, including "Löyly" (Filigranes, 2013), Valparaiso (André Frère, 2019), "Désidération (prologue)" (Textuel, 2021), "Desiderea Nuncia" (Palais books, 2021, Book Prize at the Rencontres d'Arles). SMITH is also the author of several short films, including "Spectrographies" (2013 - with Mathieu Amalric, Dominique Blanc, Florence Thomassin, Bernard Stiegler); "TRAUM" (2015), or "Les Apocalyptiques" (2019). 

SMITH is represented by Christophe Gaillard gallery and Modds agency in Paris. He is currently an associate artist at La Filature - Scène Nationale in Mulhouse, and laureate of the 2023 Villa Albertine in partnership with the writer Marie NDiaye.


Taous R. Dahmani is a London-based French, British and Algerian art historian, writer and curator specialising in photography. Her projects mainly involve the links between photography and politics. She is an Associate Lecturer at London College of Communication. Her words can be found in photobooks published by Loose Joints and Chose Commune but also in magazines such as The British Journal of Photography, FOAM, GQ & 1000 Words Magazine. She is a frequent speaker and has appeared at Tate, the Getty Research Institute, the Barbican, Le Bal and La MEP. She recently curated the 2022 Louis Roederer Discovery Award at Les Rencontres d’Arles. Dahmani has been the editor of The Eyes magazine since 2019.

Exhibition opening
Saturday 9. November
13.00 - 16.00
NOUA Exhibition Space

Curator tour
Saturday 9. November
14.00 - 14.30
NOUA Exhibition Space

Opening party
Saturday 9. November
19.00 - 23.00
NOUA Seminar room

NOUA Exhibition Space
Storgata 56, Bodø

Free admission