Most of my work deals with notions of material and ‘materiality’, specifically digital materiality. I strive to understand what we engage with online, as well as how and where we do this. This involves researching fields such as: material, embodiment, place, space, subject/object relations, ecology, technology, and the image.
Jack Smurthwaite (b. 1991) is a curator, writer and content designer from London. He currently has an independent practice as a curator of contemporary art, specialising in art production in the digital realm, and works as a consultant on major international museum projects. He has curated exhibitions and programmes for ICA London, AVD, Sluice, RBG Kew, and many other museums across the UK.
Jack is a regular contributor to Art Monthly. His writing has also been published by Frieze, Artsy.net, thisistomorrow, and Sluice magazine, which he has previously guest-edited.
His research has been presented at VU Amsterdam and London College of Fashion and the Association for Art History’s 2019 annual conference and he is currently working on a book that explores the legacy of materialism in relation to digital art practices.