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val smith
val smith, 2019 Arts Foundation Arts Foundation Laureate receiving the award for performing arts

val smith’s Biography

Discipline:
Performance Artist / Choreographic Artist / Queer Artist
Awards:
Laureates 2019
Highlight:
Arts Foundation Laureate receiving the award for performing arts

val smith is a pākehā, queer artist, educator, and initiator of projects based in Tāmaki Makaurau. Their performance work investigates gender, sexuality, perception and participation through critical, site-oriented, somatic and collaborative processes.

val has worked in artistic sectors for 20 years, presenting work in Finland, Japan, Brussels, Australia, Turtle Island, and across Aotearoa. Recent projects include: Offline Onsite Hookups, Experimental Dance Week Aotearoa (2019); Bttm Methodology, Auckland Pride Festival (2019); Queer Dating Sites, Auckland Fringe Festival (2018); Sex on Site #1, Basement Cruise Club, Auckland Pride Festival (2018). val is currently pursuing PhD studies in AUT’s Art & Design department.