In Conversation
Anj Smith and Dr Zoé Whitley

Anj Smith, False Steward (detail), 2019-20, oil on linen, 63.4 x 56.3 cm. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Alex Delfanne.

This online event accompanies         Anj Smith’s major solo exhibition at The New Art Gallery Walsall (18 May – 5 September 2021). The exhibition comprises new and recent works, many of which can be seen for the first time in Walsall. Featuring paintings and prints, this is the largest presentation of the artist’s work in a UK public gallery to date and offers a rare opportunity to view a significant body of work together.


Join us live on Zoom, hosted by Hauser & Wirth, on Tuesday 25 May at 5pm for this event

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The event will conclude with an open Q&A.


Anj Smith is one of the UK’s leading contemporary artists. Born in 1978 in Kent, England, Anj Smith studied at Slade School of Fine Art and at Goldsmiths College in London. Smith has exhibited internationally at museums and galleries such as Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales; Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, Finland; Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany; Fondazione Stelline, Milan, Italy; Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, Netherlands; The Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK; Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville TN; Hudson Valley Centre for Contemporary Art, Peekskill NY; Galerie Isa, Mumbai, India; La Maison Rouge, Paris, France, and Me Collector’s Room, Berlin, Germany.


Smith’s work is also displayed in the collections of many leading international museums and collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK; MOCA The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA; DRAF David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK and the Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, Finland.


Dr. Zoé Whitley is Director of Chisenhale Gallery. A leading non-profit space founded by artists in London’s East End, Chisenhale produces and commissions new works of art. Exhibitions to her credit include co-curating Elijah Pierce’s America (Barnes Foundation), curating the British Pavilion (Venice Biennale 2019) and co-curating the award-winning international touring exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power (2017-2020). She writes widely on contemporary artists. Zoé is a trustee of Creative Access and Decolonising Arts Institute. Her prior roles include Senior Curator (Hayward Gallery), Curator, International Art (Tate Modern) and Curator of Contemporary Programmes (V&A).