Her current work is in the form of light works, kinetic installations and experimental film. She also creates public artworks in copper and steel.
Originally qualified as an architect, Fifi Smith has been a practicing artist since 1995. Her first solo show was in 1998. Her work has evolved through many media over the years, but it always aims to express her conceptual and emotional preoccupations through the language of materials and making.
Her work has been shown in Barcelona, Beijing, London, Manchester, Washington, and throughout Ireland.
Work in progress for new exhibition for 2021
Discovering the Fragile Land 2021
It takes millinia to expose an overview of the pattern of history and geography on this earth. Human life is very short compared to that. This installation will focus on the human interior awareness of these enormous upheavals from the perspective of the an individual lifespan.
This gap in awareness is the focus of the exhibition. The installation will be a micro-study of how it plays with our perceptions of life. I will use the intersection of climate change and migration to destabilize and shift the perspective of these concerns.
A selection of mixed media works