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 received a three-year working 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 seven hybrid fiction books in Danish. Three of the titles are translated into Swedish and Norwegian and an English translation of her novel Marble will be published at Lolli Editions in 2020. Smith’s visual work has been shown at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, ARoS, ARKEN, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde and The National Gallery of Denmark, and abroad in Kunstmuseum Bonn, Lunds Konsthall and The National Museum of Stettin among others. Furthermore, she inaugurated her public commission Machine Learning I, II, III in 2018 for Ørestad Gymnasium in Copenhagen
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