Talia Smith is an artist and curator from Aotearoa and now based in Sydney, Australia. She is of Cook Island, Samoan and NZ European heritage. Her curatorial practice predominantly engages with photographic and moving image practices, specifically those that challenge the western lineage of art history, and looks to create platforms for diverse voices. She has curated exhibitions in Australia and New Zealand at institutions such as Artbank Sydney, Artspace Ideas Platform, Cement Fondu, The Lock-Up and Centre for Contemporary Photography. In 2021 she will curate an exhibition for the Ballarat Foto Biennale. Her writing has appeared in VAULT Magazine, Art Almanac, Art New Zealand, among others. She has completed residencies at Bundanon Trust and Basis Frankfurt and is completing her Masters of Fine Arts (Research) at UNSW. Talia currently works as the Gallery Curator at Granville Centre Art Gallery.