Talia Smith is an artist and curator from Aotearoa, New Zealand and is now based in Sydney, Australia. Her curatorial practice explores notions of time, memory, familial histories and has a particular focus on ways that artists are decolonising the camera. She has curated exhibitions for institutions such as Artspace Sydney, Artbank, Ballarat International Foto Biennale and in 2023 will curate Primavera for the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.
In 2020 she completed a two month curatorial residency with Basis in Frankfurt, Germany and in 2021 was awarded a curatorial research grant with DECK Singapore. She has mentored in official and unofficial capacities including as an advisor for the research project PARALLEL which examines structural change in galleries and museums and as a mentor for the Ballarat International Foto Biennale In Curator’s Forum.
Her writing has appeared in many journals and artist catalogues and from 2017-18 she was the chair of Runway Journal an online experimental writing platform. She completed her Masters of Fine Arts (Research) in 2021 and currently works as the curator at Granville Centre Art Gallery in Sydney.