Terry Smith’s central concern is the process of experimentation.  
Not aligned to any particular medium, he works in what ever material is
to hand or which seems the most appropriate.  Early interventions in
houses in the East End of London were made illegally breaking into
buildings and just making the work.  Terry sees the fact of showing
work as a chance to communicate and show the things that intrigue
and is curious about. For Smith, exhibitions are a set of propositions,
rather than an end game.  His practice involves a lot of improvisation,
changes of mind, redirection, the working process is open and fluid and
it as always seemed quite at odds with his practice, that he walked out
of the space just as the audience walked in.  
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Qualifications and training
1985         MA Fine Art, Birmingham Polytechnic
1978         BA Hons Fine Art, 1st Class, Goldsmiths College

Selected solo exhibitions
2004         VideoFile, Peacocks Visual Arts, Aberdeen
2004         One thing leads to another, Studio 1.1 Gallery, London
2000         Marking Time, LUX Gallery, London
2000         Group Show, Rocket Gallery, London
2000         Unseen Stories, Rowley's House Museum, Shrewsbury
1999         Fault Line, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Carrillo Gil, Mexico City
1999         Marking Time: video projection, Cá Rezzonico, Venice
1998         Konstantin Adamopoulas, Germany
1998         Globe Gallery, Tyneside
1997         Strip, Eagle Gallery, Solo Show, London
1996         6 1/2 Weeks, Kombirama, Zurich, Switzerland
1995         Staple, Installation, Cafe Gallery, London
1995         Capital, Installation, The British Museum
1995         Base, Installation, Adam Gallery, London

Selected group exhibitions
2005         In Focus, Eagle Gallery, London
2005         ShowCase, City Art Gallery, Edinburgh
2005         ReMark, Andrew Mummery Gallery, London
2005         Utopia, News From nowhere, William Morris Museum, London
2005         Be Ready Heart; For Parting, New Endeavour, Great Eastern Hotel, London
2005         Be Ready Heart; For Parting, New Endeavour, Great Eastern Hotel, London
2004         Six Thousand Chairs, Crystal Palace Park, London
2004         3 Vaga-lume Epxperimental Video, Instituto de Artes, Porte Alegre, Brazil
2003         Independence, South London Gallery, London
2003         Tirana Biennial, Museum of modern Art, Albania
2003         Remember, remember...., Pugh Gallery, Berlin
2003         Friends, Crac Alspace, France
2003         InHabit, Venice Bienalle
2003         Video Works, Fogg Museum, Boston, USA
2002         Viewpoints, Eagle Gallery, London
2002         Different Diverse, Western Front, Vancouver, BC
2002         Prospects, Essor Gallery, London
2001         EX, site project, Barcelona
2001         Different Diverse, Venice
2001         The Gallery: Uncovered, University of Essex
2001         Specific Site, Stockholm, Sweden
2001         Makeshift, Brighton
2001         The End is High, Kings Cross, London
2000         Home Abroad Viatico, Frankfurt
2000         Museum of Installation, London, Box Project touring exhibition
2000         Home Abroad, Sala 1, Change, Rome
2000         Structurally Sound 1, Carrillo Gil, Mexico City
2000         Structurally Sound 2 X-Tersea, Mexico City
2000         Domestic Bliss, Rocket Gallery, London
2000         Point of View, Richard Salmon Gallery, London
2000         Viatico di Arte e Critica 4, Change Gallery, Rome
2000         Box, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, Box Project touring exhibition
1999         Box, Turnpike Gallery, Manchester, Box Project touring exhibition
1999         Artfutures, Royal Festival Hall, London
1999         54 x 54, Museum of Contemporary Art, London
1999         Day for Night, MOI, London
1999         No Added Sugar, Change Gallery, Rome
1999         Home Abroad, Frankfurt, Germany
1999         British School at Rome, Rome
1999         Gridlocked, Rocket Gallery, London
1999         ARCO, Madrid Art Fair
1999         O Pas Lá, Lieu d'Art Contemporain, France
1999         The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
1999         The Gramercy International Art Fair, Los Angeles
1999         Root; CD Rom, Chisenhale Galery, Commissioned by the Commercial Gallery
1999         GotM and the City, Newcastle
1998         Art Public, Barcelona
1998         Nuova Icona, Venice, Italy
1998         Owe Room, Clerkenwell, London
1997         WhenEver, Site Specific Audio Work, London
1997         Periphery, Frankfurt, Site Specific
1997         Musée Imaginaire MOI, Deptford, London
1997         Repetition, Winchester Gallery, Catalogue
1997         Nuova Icona, Venice, Italy
1996         Mirades (sobre el Museu) Consorci Museu d'Art Contemporani, Barcelona, Spain
1996         Whitechapel Open, London
1996         Page-specific, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, Lower Gallery, Works on paper and one site work (Carl Andre)
1996         Fall Out, Wacker Kunst, Darmstadt Germany, Audio piece
1996         Inside Bankside, South London Gallery, London
1996         Site Unseen Project, A Secret Location in South London, Installations
1996         Tate Gallery of Modern Art, New Work at the Bankside power station, Commissioned by the South London Gallery
1996         City Limits, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, Site-specific Work
1995         Intervention in Space, Three Installations, Museu de Bellas Artes Caracau, Venezuela
1995         Contemporary Art Market/2-D Works, Royal Festival Hall
1995         Care And Control, Installation, Hackney Hospital, London
1995         Archive Show, Documentation, Museum of Installation, London

2003         WASPS Fellowship, Wasps Studio, Glasgow
2003         International Artist Residency, SSW, Lumsden, Scotland
2002         Field institute, Hombrich Museum, Dusseldorf
2001         Lynn Chadwick Fellowship, Cheltenham School of Art, Cheltenham
1999         Sargent Fellowship, British School of Rome, Rome, Italy
1998         Henry Moore fellowship, Byam Shaw School of Art, London

2005         In Focus (co-curator), Eagle Gallery, London
2003         It's a Wonderful Lie (curator), Wasps Studio, Hanson Street, Glasgow
2002         Diverent/Diverse (co-curator), Western Front, Vancouver, Canada
2001         Hyde and Seek (Curator), Cheltenham Pump Room, Cheltenham
2001         Project: Film and Video. Video work from 1967-2001 (Curator), Cheltenham Pump Room, Cheltenham
2001         Different/Diverse (curator), Nouva Icona off site project, Venice

Competitions, prizes and awards
1997         Pollock-Krasner Award, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, USA
1997         Individual Artist Award, London Arts Board, London
1997         Book Commission Award, Arts Council of England, London

Arthur Andersen Co, UK
British Museum, Prints and Drawings Dept, London
Museu de Belles Artes, Careeas, Venezuela
Private collections UK and Europe and South America
Werner H Kramarsky Collection, New York