Amalie Smith (b. 1985)
Amalie Smith is a Danish artist and author born in 1985. In her work, Smith sheds light on our historical past to help us understand our present and future. Working with topics that can be approached through different disciplines, she merges the fields of nature, culture, and technology in both her texts and visual artworks. Smith graduated from the Danish Academy of Creative Writing in 2009 and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2015. Since then, she has received a three-year work grant from the Danish Arts Foundation in 2017 and, in 2015, she was awarded the Danish Crown Prince Couple’s Rising Star Award.
Since 2010, she has published eight hybrid fiction books in Danish. Three of the titles have been translated into Swedish and Norwegian and an English translation of her novel Marble was published at Lolli Editions in 2020. Smith’s visual work has been shown at Kunsthal Charlottenborg (DK), ARoS Aarhus Art Museum (DK), ARKEN Museum of Modern Art (DK), The Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde (DK), the National Gallery of Denmark (DK), Kunstmuseum Bonn (DE), Lunds Konsthall (SE), and the National Museum of Stettin (PL). In 2018, she inaugurated her first public commission Machine Learning I, II, III for Ørestad High School (DK).
Photo: David Stjernholm