I acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which I live and practice, the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. I pay my respects to the elders past, present and future.
Brenton Alexander Smith is an Australian artist whose practice focuses on the intimate relationships between humans and technology, creating works that aim to elicit an affective response: his works are unnerving, yet sentimental. In his projects, Smith works across mediums both digital and tangible, often combining both sculptural and video elements into immersive installations. One of his key concerns is addressing cultural anxieties around technology: his works reflect this by turning attention towards machinic detritus, lending it human-like qualities and expressions.
Smith received a Masters in Fine Arts in 2020 at the University of NSW in Australia and exhibits both internationally and in his home city of Sydney. His solo exhibitions include I Feel Like a Nervous Wreck (2019) in the virtual gallery of Closed on Monday Gallery and Together with Machines (2015) at the Akureyri Art Museum in Iceland. He was also exhibited in The Wrong Bienalle (2019) in Valencia, Spain and was the recipient of the Friedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship in 2014.