Dr Dominic Smith
'Overlapping fields - Blurring the lines between art, research and practice.’
Dominic is an artist and curator whose practice involves project development through a hands-on, open approach to working with art & technology. He has a Doctorate from Sunderland University that examines the relationship between open source software production methods and collaborative methods employed by artists and curators.
His curatorial practice focuses upon the use of new technologies and audience engagement through experimental participatory methods. It spans close to twenty years of working with artists to produce exhibitions in a mix of circumstances, ranging from traditional galleries, large scale ad hoc spaces and the development of multiple innovative online platforms. In recent years this has included the Polytechnic artists group followed by the development of the Pixel Palace at the Tyneside Cinema which ran for a number of years and through to the curation of the Digital War Memorial for the Society of Chief Librarians. He currently works as associate digital curator with a number of organisations and Galleries including ISIS Arts, Helix Arts and Queens Hall Arts, developing innovative digital arts programmes.