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Lara Smithson


BA at The Slade School of FIne Art 2011 - 2015

Cooper Union School of Fine Art, New York, 2013 (Exchange)



Residency: Live Work Residency ACME Fire Station 2023-2025

Group show: Hall of Mirrors, Curated by Georgia Stephenson at PLOP, London. PV 14th October 6-9


Grant: A.N Artist Bursary, 2022/23:

Awards | Scholarships | Residencies

Live Work Residency ACME Fire Station 2023-2025

A.N Artist Bursary, 2022/23:

Artist in Residence, St Johns College, Oxford University, 2023

Bridget Riley Fellowship, British School of Rome, Rome, 2021/22

Erasmus Training and travel to The Orta Botanica, Padova, Italy, 2022/23

Claire Winston Award 2015

Dolbey Travel Scholarship 2015
The Grocers' Company Qu
eens Golden Jubilee Scholarship 2011 - 2015

Official Selection WomenCineMakers Biennial Edition 2018


STOP PLAY RECORD in collaboration with ICA & Channel 4



UNNAMED SAINTS, Coleman Projects, London, May/June, 2023

Unnamed Saint, Una Vetrina, Rome, Italy, 2022

She Spoke Rain, The Why Not Gallery, Tbilisi Georgia, 2018 


Hall of Mirrors, Curated by Georgia Stephenson at PLOP, London. PV 14th October 6-9

Seismic Mother, Hypha Studios 50 Celebration Ave, London 1st - 27th Sept

Brewers Towner International, Eastbourne, October 2022

Red in Tooth and Claw, curated by Francesca Dobbe, Filet Space, London, February 2023

Bag, pedestal, rabbit, potato at Staffordshire St, London, September 2022

March Mostra, The British School at Rome, Italy, 2022

December Mostra, The British School at Rome, Italy, 2021

Plicnik Space Initiative, Online

Visions in the Nunnery, Bow Arts, London 2020/2021

Rising Sun Collective, Screening, Online, 2020 

Re-Enchanted Matter, A.P.T, London September 2020

Exquisite CORPUS, Online 2020

OUTPOST Open Film 2019, selected by Stuart Whipps, Norwich Cinema City 2019

Fivehundredthousand Film Screening, Deptford Cinema, London 2019

PRINTED, Central Saint Martins, London 2019

Undercurrents, The Artesian Well, London 2018

ArtWorks Open 2018, Barbican Arts Group Trust, London 2018

Visions in the Nunnery | Bow Arts, London 2018

The Grand Tour Inauguration , fivehundredthousandgallery @ Artlicks Weekend , London 2018 

Four Limbs, London 2018

Perform & Pixel, fivehundredthousandgallery, London 2018

One need not be a chamber, Exposed Arts Projects, London 2018

PLAYBACK touring UK, 2017-2018

GROUPshow, New York 2017

WE WERE THERE, London 2015

Slade BA Degree Show, London 2015

Doleful Shades, London 2015


Second Person Looking Out, UCL Museum, London 2014 

Hit and Run, New York 2013

Art of the Book, New York 2013

The Kilburn Grand Tour, with Camden Arts Centre and Kingsgate Workshops Trust 2012


The British School at Rome Blog 2022

The British School at Rome Blog 2021

WomenCinemakers 2018 

Published writing

'To my future singing sandwich' in Breadcrumb, 2021

Artists Catalogue, RE-Enchanted Matter, Hot Desque, 2020

'Vermeer's women don't have legs' in Tomorrow Works, 2015

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