Michael Smith is a performance, video, and installation artist who has exhibited widely at fine art and popular venues, including museums, galleries, theaters, festivals, nightclubs, children’s parties, television, online, and in the street. His work has been shown internationally at Tate Modern and South London Gallery, London; Glasgow International; Mumok, Vienna; Jeu de Paume, Paris; Whitney Museum, Metropolitan Museum, MoMA, New Museum and Greene Naftali Gallery, New York; ICA Philadelphia; and Blanton Museum, Austin. His works are in the collections of MoMA and Paley Center for Media, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Migros Museum, Zurich; Centre Pompidou, Paris; and Centro de Arte Contemporânea Inhotim. Smith has received numerous awards, including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Center for Advanced Visual Studies at M.I.T., New York Foundation for the Arts, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, and Alpert Award in the Arts. He is a Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin, where he has taught since 2001. Smith lives and works in Austin, TX and Brooklyn, NY.