Paris in May : Laura Smith
Laura Smith was our résident in May 2017. She is a curator based at Tate St Ives where she is responsible for a programme of historical and contemporary exhibitions, collection displays and associated research and publication activity. Laura's research interests focus on international contemporary art and its relationship to modernism, with a particular emphasis on questions of gender and identity and their relationship to art production, language and literature. Recent projects include Turner Prize 2016 at Tate Britain, the widely touring Marlow Moss 2013-14, as well as solo exhibitions of the work of artists including Barbara Hepworth, Linder, R.H. Quaytman, Bridget Riley, and Jessica Warboys. She has curated group exhibitions such as The Modern Lens: International Photography and the Tate Collection 2014-15 and Images Moving Out Onto Space 2015. Laura is also involved in the Tate St Ives Artists Programme, working closely with recent resident artists Linder, France-Lise McGurn, Nicolas Deshayes, Marie Toseland and Lucy Stein. Current projects for Tate St Ives include the opening exhibition for the launch of the expanded galleries as well as an exhibition centred on the writings of Virginia Woolf, whose ‘lighthouse’ can be seen across St Ives’ bay.