Nick Smith

My practice explores the complicated relationship between class, politics, histories and the built environment through moving and still image making.

Nick Smith is a multi-disciplinary artist based between London and Liverpool. Class as a site of tension or misunderstanding is an ongoing area of interest. He uses his work to reflect on personal experiences from his upbringing in Merseyside between 1982-2003, a turbulent period that he considers to have been overlooked within the historical narrative of the UK. Working predominantly from an archive created from his personal photographs, videos and visual research. On his work Smith writes ‘I make images in order to facilitate evocations that connect the past to the present. The work usually starts with a specific moment of departure and/or arrival within the realms of publicness, regionality, memory and the recent past’.

He has had solo exhibitions at OUTPOST Gallery studios, (Norwich), OUTPUT gallery, (Liverpool), Harlow Museum, (Essex), Photofusion, (London) and Concord Space, (LA) and partaken in group shows at Cornerhouse, (Manchester), The Quad, (Derby), Karst, (Plymouth), Leeds Arts University, (Leeds) APT Gallery, (London) and Campbell Works, (London). His work is held in the Henry Moore Archive and in the Los Angeles Contemporary Archive.

He holds an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art, 2012 and a BA (4D) from Central Saint Martins, 2007

Available Videos to watch
Nick Smith
Where Were You When It Was Shit? / 15:40 / 2020 ▶
Nick Smith
Within Years: Liverpool / 08:59 / 2020 ▶
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