Michael Smith CV

Born in Chicago, 1951
Lives in Brooklyn/NY and Austin/Texas

Solo shows

2017
Learning From Youth, Richard Telles Fine Art , Los Angeles, US

2016
Memory Current, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON
Timeline (1951- 2016) Dan Gunn, Berlin, D

2015
Michael Smith: USA Free-style Disco Championship, South London Gallery, London Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, US

2014
Michael Smith - Art 45, Montreal, CA

2013
Michael Smith - Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, US
Fountain, Hales Gallery, London, UK

2012
Fountain, Dan Gunn Gallery, Berlin, DE

2011
A Voyage of Growth and Discovery, collaboration with Mike Kelley, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK

2010
A Voyage of Growth and Discovery, collaboration with Mike Kelley, West of Rome, Los Angeles, US
Michael Smith, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam, NL
Maison Erectheum, collaboration with Jay Sanders, Testsite, Austin, US

2009
A Voyage of Growth and Discovery, collaboration with Mike Kelley, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, New York, US
Michael Smith, Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan, IT

2008
Mike’s World: Michael Smith and Joshua White (and Other Collaborators), ICA, Philadelphia*, US Schoolwork, Hales Gallery, London, UK
In the Greatest Country in the World, Why Do You Have to Be an Asshole?, Objectif, Antwerp, BE

2007
Mike’s World: Michael Smith and Joshua White (and Other Collaborators), Blanton Museum, Austin*, US
Drawings and Videos (from Storage), Christine Burgin Gallery, New York, US

2006
Take Off Your Pants!, collaboration with Joshua White, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, US

2005
Take Off Your Pants!, collaboration with Joshua White, Christine Burgin Gallery, New York, US

2004
Michael Smith, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam, NL
Michael Smith, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, US

2003
Playground, collaboration with Seth Price, Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan, NL
Mus-Co: 1969-1997, collaboration with Joshua White, Art Metropole, Toronto, US
Michael Smith, Suburban, Oak Park, US

2002
QuinQuag, collaboration with Joshua White, Hales Gallery, London, UK
Playground, collaboration with Seth Price, CAN, Neuchatel, CH

2001
QuinQuag, collaboration with Joshua White, Christine Burgin Gallery, New York, US

2000
Michael Smith, Le Magasin, Grenoble*, FR
Video, Performance and other Stuff, Recent Works/Jacob Fabricius, Copenhagen, DK

1999
Open House, collaboration with Joshua White, New Museum, New York, US

1997
Mus-Co: 1969-1997, collaboration with Joshua White, Lauren Wittels, New York, US

1996
Drawings, Video, Performance, Pierogi, Brooklyn, US

1986
Drawings, Notebooks, and Storyboards, Atelier Ste. Anne, Brussels, BE

1984
Government Approved Home Fallout Shelter/Snackbar, collaboration with Alan Herman, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; New York State Museum, Albany, US

1983
Government Approved Home Fallout Shelter/Snackbar, collaboration with Alan Herman, Castelli Graphics, New York, US
Mike’s House, Herron Gallery, Indianapolis Center for Contemporary Art, US
Mike Builds a Shelter, collaboration with Dov Jacobson, Messages to the Public series, Public Art Fund, Spectacolor Light Board, Times Square, New York, US

1982
Mike’s House, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US

Group shows

2017
Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017, Münster and Marl, DE

2016
Manifesta 11, Zurich, CH

2015
This is Not A Connection, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, UK
Positions: Film Series, Hales Gallery, London, UK
Toys Redux — On Play and Critique, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, CH
No Joke, Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin, DE
The Radiants, Bortolami, New York City, US
Laugh-In: Art, Comedy, Performance, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, MCASD La Jolla, La Jolla, US
Nude Model, The Green Gallery, Milwaukee, US

2014
Pierogi XX: Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Pierogi Brooklyn, New York City, US
The Chicago Effect: Redefining The Middle, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, US
Rumpus Room, David Shelton Gallery, Houston, US
1984-1999. La Décennie, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, FR
Private Collections Exposed, Sunset Cultural Center, Carmel, US
The Undulation of Something Faintly Familiar, The Company, Los Angeles, US

2013
The Suburban, MOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Cleveland, US
Rituals of Rented Island: Object Theater, Loft Performance, and the New Psychodrama, Manhattan, 1970–1980 - Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, US

2012
A Drawing Show / Curated by Dan Graham, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, BE
Panegyric (Mike Kelley Tribute Exhibition), Forde, Geneva, CH
Dallas Biennale, presented by Dallas Contemporary, US

2011
Moving Image, Contemporary Video Art Fair, London, UK
Queer State(s), Visual Arts Center, The University of Texas at Austin, US
Entertainment, collaboration with Joshua White, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, US

2010
Substitute Teacher, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, US
Changing Channels: Art and Television 1963-1987, Mumok, Vienna*, AT
DENIM, 80 WSE Gallery, New York, US

2009
The Pictures Generation, 1974-1984, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York*, US

2008
2008 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York*, US
Television Delivers People, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US
Peripheral Vision and Collective Body, Museion, Bolzano*, US
Deep Comedy, Marianne Goodman Gallery, New York, US
Sonic Youth etc.: Sensational Fix, LiFE, Saint-Nazaire; Museion, Bolzano; Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, US, Malmö Konsthall; Centro Huarte de Arte Contemporáneo, Navarra*, US
The Puppet Show, collaboration with Doug Skinner, ICA, Philadelphia; Santa Monica Museum of Art; The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Frye Art Museum, Seattle*, US

2007
The Price of Nothing, EFA Gallery, New York, US
Nexus/Texas, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston*, US
Land Grab, ApexArt, New York, US
Neo-Integrity, Derek Eller, New York*, US
On the Collective for Living Cinema, Orchard Gallery, New York, US; Wilkinson Gallery, London, UK
Pull My Finger, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, US
Deep Comedy, Ballroom, Marfa, US
I Drank the Kool Aid, Anna Kustera Gallery, New York, US

2006
Two Friends and So On, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, US
New York, New York, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco*, US
The Downtown Show: The New York Art Scene, 1974-1984, Grey Art Gallery, New York; Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Austin Museum of Art, Austin*, US

2005
Situation Comedy, touring exhibition arranged by Independent Curators International*
Michael Smith: Selected Videos 1980-2005 and Personal Archive: Interview with Jay Sanders, Performa 05, Anthology, US
Contemporary Burlesque, Jeu de Paume, Paris, FR
Hunch and Flail, Artists Space, New York, US
Alibis & Aliases, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, NL

2004
Standby: No Technical Difficulties, Museum of Modern Art, New York, US
Drunk vs. Stoned, Gavin Brown Enterprise, New York, US
Some Things Happening: 25 Years of Gallery Exhibitions, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, US

2003
Radio Radio, International 3 gallery, Manchester; Trade Apartment, London*, UK
Surrealist Routes to Kiasma Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki*, FI

2002
To Whom It May Concern, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, US

2001
American Tableaux: Selections from the Collection of Walker Art Center, collaboration with Joshua White, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Miami Art Museum; University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, US
Art Unlimited, collaboration with Joshua White, Basel Art Fair, CH
Tele(visions), collaboration with Joshua White, Kunsthalle Vienna*, AT
Tokyo TV, Palais de Tokyo, Paris*, FR
Artist’s World, CCAC Institute, San Francisco*, US

2000
Duchamp’s Suitcase, Arnolfini, Bristol*, UK
Let’s Entertain, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Portland Art Museum; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg, Miami Art Museum*, US
XN99, Espace des Arts, Bourgogne, FR

1999
Arrested Ambition, Apex Art, New York, US

1998
Visitor’s Series in conjunction with Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object, 1949-1979, MOCA, Los Angeles, US

1997
Current Undercurrent: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art, US
do it, traveling exhibition curated by Hans-Ulriche Obrist, circulated by ICI, New York*, US

1996
The Baseball Show, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, US

1995
Smells Like Vinyl, Roger Merians Gallery, New York, US

1994
Heart of Darkness, Kröller-Muller Museum, Otterlo, NL*

1992
37 Rooms, Kunstwerke, Berlin*, DE

1990
Laughing Matters, Long Beach Museum of Art, US*
The Decade Show, New Museum, New York*, US

1987
L’époque, la mode, la morale, la passion: Aspectes de l’art d’aujourdhui 1977-1987, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris*, FR
Fashion Moda, Documenta 8, Kassel*, DE
Surveillance, LACE, Los Angeles*, US

1984
Disarming Images: Art for Nuclear Disarmament, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati (traveling)*, US
Shadow of the Bomb, University Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, US
Content: A Contemporary Focus 1974-1984, Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, US
Visions of Childhood, Whitney Museum of American Art, Downtown Branch, New York, US

1983
The End of the World: Contemporary Visions of the Apocalypse, New Museum, New York*, US
Urban Impulses: the Artist and the City, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, US
Video as Attitude, University Art Museum, Albuquerque, US

1982
A Fatal Attraction, Art and the Media, Renaissance Society, Chicago*, US
Reading Video, Museum of Modern Art, New York, US

1981
Not Just for Laughs, New Museum, New York*, US
Love is Blind, Castelli Graphics, New York, US
Robert Adams, Eve Arnold, Michael Smith, Castelli Photographs, New York, US

1980
Likely Stories, Castelli Graphics, New York, US

1979
Artists Notebooks, Kansas City Art Institute, US

1978
A Sound Selection: Audio Works by Artists, Artists Space, New York; University of Hartford Art School, US*

1977
Notebooks/Workbooks/Scripts/Scores, Franklin Furnace, New York, US

Solo performances

2015
Tate Live: Performance Room - Michael Smith, London, UK

2012
Screening/In-conversation and Tour with Baby Ikki, in conjunction with A Voyage of Growth and Discovery, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK

2009
Camp Kid Friendly, in conjunction with A Voyage of Growth and Discovery, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, New York, US
A Day with Mike, in conjunction with The Pictures Generation,1974-1984, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, US

2008
Baby Ikki Birthday Party, Electronic Arts Intermix, New York, US
A Day with Mike, in conjunction with 2008 Whitney Biennial, Park Avenue Armory, New York, US
Doug and Mike’s Adult Entertainment, collaboration with Doug Skinner, in conjunction with The Puppet Show, ICA, Philadelphia, US
A Day with Mike, in conjunction with Mike’s World, ICA, Philadelphia, US

2007
An Evening of Performance by Michael Smith, Orchard, New York, US
A Nite with Mike, in conjunction with Mike’s World, Blanton Museum, Austin, US

2000
Selected Performances, in conjunction with Michael Smith, Le Magasin, Grenoble, FR

1998
A Nite with Mike, in conjunction with Videobrasil, Sao Paolo, BR

1996 – 91
Doug and Mike’s Adult Entertainment, collaboration with Doug Skinner, Dixon Place, New York; Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York; Holly Solomon Gallery, New York; The Drawing Center, New York; Four Walls, Brooklyn; Caroline’s Comedy Club, New York; Mike Kelley’s backyard, Los Angeles, US

1991 – 90
Mike’s Kiddie Show, Performance Space 122, New York; HERE Arts Center, New York; Cornell Cinema, Ithaca, US

1990 – 85
Mike’s Talent Show and Mike’s Big TV Show, The Bottom Line, New York; Caroline’s Comedy Club, New York, US
8BC, New York; Danceteria, New York; The Public Theater, New York, US

1987
Keeping Up with the 80’s, Dance Theater Workshop, New York, US

1985
The Dirty Show and Other Routines, in conjunction with Memory Jam: A Retrospective of FIlms and Performances at Artists Space, 1975-1985, Artists Space, New York, US

1984
Bill Loman: Master Salesman and The Dirty Show, ICA, Boston, US
The Dirty Show, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, US
Bill Loman: Master Salesman and The Dirty Show, presented in conjunction with Explorations, co-sponsored by MOCA and CalArts, Japan America Theater, Los Angeles, US

1983
Selected Comedy Routines, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, US
Bill Loman: Master Salesman, Part 1, The Kitchen, New York, US
The Dirty Show, New Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, US
The Dirty Show, White Columns, New York, US
Selected Comedy Routines, The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, US

1982
Selected Comedy Routines, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, US
Selected Comedy Routines, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, US

1981
Le Car and Other Works, The Performing Garage, New York, US
Selected Comedy Routines, LACE, Los Angeles, US
Down in the Rec Room, Portland Center for Visual Arts, US
Selected Comedy Routines, Western Front, Vancouver, CA
Let’s See What’s in the Refrigerator and Other Bits, The Mudd Club, New York, US

1980
Down in the Rec Room, The Gap, sponsored by A Space, Toronto, US
Performance, in conjunction with The Times Square Show, organized by Colab, New York, US
Down in the Rec Room and Other Bits, Castelli Graphics, New York, US
Down in the Rec Room, Hallwalls, Buffalo, US
Secret Horror, Collective for Living Cinema, New York, US

1979
Assorted Bits, de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam, NL
Down in the Rec Room, sponsored by Corps de Garde, Groningen, NL
Selected Comedy Routines, The Collective for Living Cinema, New York, US
Down in the Rec Room, DC Space, Washington, US
Down in the Rec Room, Baltimore Museum of Art, US
Down in the Rec Room, F.A.R. Inc., Los Angeles, US
Selected Comedy Routines, 80 Langton Street, San Francisco, US
Selected Comedy Routines, CalArts, Valencia, ES
Down in the Rec Room, Kansas City Art Institute, US

1978
Down in the Rec Room, Artists Space, New York, US
Notes for Rec Room, Franklin Furnace, New York, US
Two Evenings of Performance, Open Space, New York, US
Let’s See What’s in the Refrigerator, Hallwalls, Buffalo, US
Let’s See What’s in the Refrigerator, CalArts, Valencia, US
One Size Fits All Fashion/Stunt Show, University of California at San Diego, US
Two Evenings of Performance, N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, US
Let’s See What’s in the Refrigerator and A Day with Mike, The Kitchen, New York, US

1977
Three Evenings of Performance, Collective for Living Cinema, New York, US
Busman’s Holiday Retreat Revue, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, US
Busman’s Holiday Retreat Revue, N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, US

1976
An Evening of Bits and Skits, Franklin Furnace, New York, US
Fall Laughs: One Size Fits All Fashion/Stunt Show, Collective for Living Cinema, New York, US
Busman’s Holiday Retreat Revue, Artists Space, New York, US
MagiComedy Act, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, US

1975
Free Laughs, University of Michigan School of Art, Ann Arbor, US
Comedy Hour, artist’s studio, Chicago, US

Group performances

2011
Title TK and Michael Smith, Performa 11, HA! Comedy Club, New York, US
Michael Smith with Title TK, NUMINA lente, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, New York, US

2008
NOTHING is exciting. NOTHING is sexy… Mumok, Vienna, AT

2007
The History of the Future: A Franklin Furnace View of Performance Art, Henry Street Settlement Playhouse, New York, US

1999
Were you there?, ‘s-Hertogenbosch and Eindhoven, NL

1996
Show and Tell, Lauren Wittels, New York, NL
Henson International Puppet Festival, Performance Space 122, Time Cafe, New York, NL

1986
Perfo Performance Festival, Rotterdam, NL

1983
Deeds and Feats, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, US

1980
Family Entertainment: Marshall Klugman and Michael Smith, The Kitchen, New York, US

1979
Chicago Artists Performance, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, US

1978
Baby Ikki, in Thursdays Is a Work of Art Series, Sidewalk Inc., Hartford, US
Expo 78, ICA, Philadelphia, US

1977
Grommets #4, Grommets Theater, New York, US

1976
Performances: Four Evenings, Four Days, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US

Solo video screening and presentations

2010
A Voyage of Growth and Discovery, collaboration with Mike Kelley, Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, Los Angeles, US

2009
Michael Smith, in conjunction with Simon Denny, Deep Sea Vaudeo, Galerie Buchholz, Cologne New Museum, New York, US

2007
Meet Mike, New York Underground Film Festival, US

2006
Portal Excursion, Center for Advanced Visual Studies, MIT, Cambridge, US

2003
ArtPace, San Antonio, US

2000
Kunstwerke, Berlin, DE

1986
Michael Smith: Videos, ICC, Antwerp, BE
The World of Photography, collaboration with William Wegman, ICP, New York, US

1985
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, US

1984
Go For It, Mike, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, US

1983
Video Viewpoints, Museum of Modern Art, New York, US
Anthology Film Archives, New York, US

1981
University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, US

1980
Western Front, Vancouver, CA
The Mudd Club, New York, CA

Selected group video screenings

2012
Mike Kelley: Video Tribute, presented by Electronic Arts Intermix and Dia Art Foundation, Dia Chelsea, New York, US
For the Love of Mike: 24 Hours of Mike Kelley Videos, presented by Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, Farley Building, Los Angeles, US

2010
100 Years (version #2, ps1, nov 2009), P.S.1, Long Island City, New York; Julia Stoschek Foundation, Düsseldorf, DE

2009
Futurist Life Redux, Performa 09 Commission, Anthology Film Archive, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art*, US

2007
Idiot Joy Showland: An Evening of Film and Video by Artists, IFC Center, New York, US

2005
Alter Egos, The Kitchen, New York, US

2003
Dallas Video Festival, Dallas Museum of Art, US

2002
The First Decade: Video from the EAI Archives–Telling Stories: Narrative and Anecdote, Museum of Modern Art, New York, US

2000
World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam, NL
Festival Impakt, Utrecht, NL

1998
Videonale, Bonn, DE

1994
Courage, New Museum, New York, US
Men, Male, Masculinity, Exit Art, New York, US

1990
Image World, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York*, US
Video and Dreams, Museum of Modern Art, New York, US
Video Drive-In, Central Park, New York, US

1989
Video Drive-In, IVAM, Valencia; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, US
Videonale, Bonn, DE

1987
Fake, New Museum, New York*, US
Festival Video Music, Madrid, ES

1986
World Wide Video Festival, The Hague*, NL
Salso Maggiori Festival, IT*
San Francisco Video Festival*, US
First Australian Video Festival, Sydney*, AU

1984
So There, Orwell, Beard’s Fund at the Louisiana World Exposition, New Orleans, US
More Funny/Strange, ICA, Boston, US
JVC Tokyo Video Festival, Toronto, US

1983
Funny/Strange, ICA, Boston, US
US Film/Video Festival, Utah, US
Against Naturalism, British Film Institute, London, UK
Artists’ Video Today, Helsinki*, FI

1982
Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK
III International Video Festival, Locarno, CH
International Video Festival, Seville, ES
International Video Festival, Toronto, CA
Transmissions, Cambridge Library/Arts Center, CA

1981
Funny Video Tapes, Institute for Art and Urban Resources, P.S.1, Long Island City, New York, US
Soho TV Presents, Long Beach Museum of Art, US
Three Tape Comedians, The Kitchen, New York, US
Fifth Annual Atlanta Film and Video Festival, US

1980
San Francisco Video Festival*, US

Selected television

1992
The World of Photography, with William Wegman, PBS, WNET, New York, US

1990 – 89
Mike’s Talent Show, CINEMAX Special, US

1986
The World of Photography, Alive from Off Center, PBS, Nationwide, US

1984
Go for it Mike, VPRO, NL

1983
Secret Horror and Interview with William Wegman, Andy Warhol’s TV, Madison Square Garden Network, New York, US

1980
Secret Horror, PBS, WTTW, Chicago, US

Web projects

2012
Michael Smith, Alpert Award in the Arts, www.alpertawards.org/visual-arts/

2009
Open House, collaboration with Joshua White, Rhizome ArtBase, www.rhizome.org/artbase/artwork/49544/

2007
Mike’s World, collaboration with Joshua White, www.mikes-world.org

2005
Fun At Home, Le Magasin, Grenoble, www.magasin-cnac.org/with/smith/index.html

Grants, awards

2012
Alpert Award in the Arts

2007
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award

2007, 91, 87
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship

2006, 05
Fellow, Center for Advanced Visual Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

1996, 90, 87
Art Matters Fellowship

1992, 85
NEA Interarts Grant

1991, 83, 82, 78
NEA Fellowship

1985
John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship

1985, 83, 82
NYSCA Video Production Grant
1985, 81
NEA Video Production Grant

Solo exhibition catalogues

Mike’s World: Michael Smith and Joshua White (and Other Collaborators). Ed. Annette DiMeo Carlozzi. Austin: Blanton Museum, 2007
Michael Smith. Ed. Yves Aupetitallot. Grenoble: Le Magasin, 2000

Selected artist books, writings, publications

“I know you are but what am I?” Jim Torok Portraits. Exh. cat. Austin: Lora Reynolds Gallery, 2012 “3-D Design: Final Assignment.” Draw It with Your Eyes Closed: The Art of the Art Assignment. Ed. Paper Monument. Brooklyn: n+1 Foundation, 2012
Baby Ikki at the Museum. New York: Yale University Press, Whitney Museum of American Art and Christine Burgin Gallery, 2012
“The Sears Class Portraits.” DIS Magazine, 2012. www.dismagazine.com/dystopia/33822/the-sears-class-portraits-by-michael-smith/
“Image of the People: Mike Kelley (1954-2012).” Artforum, May 2012
“Mike Kelley (1954-2012): Ten Tributes.” Frieze Magazine, issue 146, April 2012
Kelley, Mike and Michael Smith. A Voyage of Growth and Discovery. DVD. Houston: ArtPix, 2010 “The Year in Education.” Artforum, December 2010
“Recipe for a Perfect Studio Day.” The Studio Reader: On the Space of Artists. Ed. Mary Jane Jacob and Michelle Grabner. Chicago: University of Chicago, 2010
“The Nut Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree: A Piece of Work in Progress.” Black Sphinx: On the Comedic in Modern Art. By John C. Welchman. Zurich: Jrp Ringier, 2010
“Harry Dodge and Stanya Kahn.” Interview. Bomb, no. 108, Summer 2009
Skinner, Doug and Michael Smith. Doug and Mike’s Adult Entertainment. DVD. Los Angeles: 2nd Cannons Publications, 2008
“My Uncle Ben and Vertov.” Vertov from Z to A. Ed. Peggy Ahwesh and Keith Sanborn. Brooklyn: Ediciones la Calavera, 2008
“Unicorn Horn.” Taking Things Seriously: 75 Objects with Unexpected Significance. Ed. Joshua Glenn and Carol Hayes. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2007
Michael Smith Drawings: Simple, Obscure and Obtuse. New York: Regency Arts Press Ltd., 2006
“Travelfest Is Closed.” Cabinet Magazine, Issue 7, Summer 2002
“Amy Sillman.” Purple Prose, no. 5, Summer 2000
Sikoryak, R. and Michael Smith. The Seduction of Mike. Seattle: Fantagraphics Books, 1997
Smith, Michael and William Wegman. “The World of Photography: A Project for Artforum.” Artforum, October 1986
“A Day In the Life.” Just Another Asshole, no. 6. Ed. Glenn Branca and Barbara Ess. New York: JAA, 1983
Lagestein, Van and Michael Smith. The Big Relay Race. Chicago: Chicago Books, 1981

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Oliveira, Nicholas de, Nicola Oxley and Michael Petry. Installation Art in the New Millennium. Thames and Hudson, 2003 Pollock, Barbara. “Michael Smith and Joshua White, Christine Burgin.” Artnews, Summer 2005
Rush, Michael and Chistiane Paul. New Media in the Late Twentieth Century. London: Thames and Hudson,1999
Rush, Michael. Video Art. London: Thames and Hudson, 2003
Saltz, Jerry. “At Large in the Land of the Loser: Nailing Failing.” Village Voice, December 18, 2001 Schwendener, Martha. “Michael Smith and Joshua White, ‘The QuinQuag Arts and Wellness Centre Touring Exhibition’: Artistic and Personal Growth in the Catskill Region.” Time Out New York, December 27, 2001-January 2, 2002
Scott, Andrea K. “Baby’s on Fire.” The New Yorker, October 26, 2009
Smit, Guy Richards. Top Ten List. Artforum, May, 2003
Smith, Roberta. “Art in Review, Michael Smith and Joshua White, Lauren Wittels.” New York Times, March 28, 1997
Ward, Frazer. “Michael Smith and Joshua White, Lauren Wittels.” Frieze, June 1997
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* Denotes exhibition catalogue

Education

1973 BA, Colorado College
1970, 73 Whitney Museum Independent Study Program