Diana Smith is a practicing artist, writer and curator based in Sydney. She is a founding member of the artistic collaboration Brown Council, whose video and performance works straddle the contexts of gallery and stage, and draw on the historical lineages of both the visual and performing arts. Most recently their work has been presented at Primavera 2011, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Tell Me Tell Me: Australian and Korean Art 1976-2011, Museum of ContemporaryArt, Sydney and National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul; Each Action Equal, Level Ari, Brisbane Campbelltown Arts Centre Project Room, Melbourne International Art Fair, Melbourne. Diana has curated and produced a number of multidisciplinary projects, including: Cinemania at LiveWorks, Performance Space, Sydney (2010); Video Hero at Art & About, Tiny Stadiums Festival, Sydney and Kings Ari Gallery, Melbourne (2008-9); and Performing for the Camera, at Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney (2008). Diana was also the co-director of Firstdraft Gallery from 2008-2009 and the co-founder and co-director of Quarterbred artist run initiative from 2006-2009. Her writing has been published in the peer-reviewed journal Performance Paradigm, runway magazine, un magazine, POINT and Das Superpaper and she is currently on the Editorial Board of runway magazine. Diana has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the College of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts with Honours from the University of NSW.
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