Val Smets, Artist in Short-term Residence
December 01, 2021 to January 06, 2022
Val Smets is an interdisciplinary artist born in Luxembourg. She lives and works in Austria, Brussels, and Helsinki, where she recently completed her MFA in Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of the University of the Arts (KUVA) Finland.
Selected exhibitions include Living Room at Galerie Zimmerman Kratochwill in Graz, Austria; A.A.A.B. at Roter Keil in Graz, Austria; YLA (Young Luxembourgish Artists) at Valerius Gallery in Luxembourg; Kuvan Kevät, at Project Room in Helsinki, Finland; BADERVERBOT – Ausstellung in Fluss-Welle 2, at Schaumbad, Graz, Austria; SHARING NOTES (feminist gathering), at the Exhibition Laboratory in Helsinki, Finland; HOW TO SURVIVE KAAMOS at Vapaan Taiteen Tila, Helsinki, Finland; Fantôme + Aave, at Vapaan Taiteen Tila in Helsinki, Finland, and at De Medicis Gallery, in Paris, France; L’ombre du zèbre n’a pas de rayures, at Espace Vanderborght in Brussels, Belgium; and What Happened to the Shinny Cakes? at Chaussée de Vleurgat 311 in Brussels, Belgium. Past residencies include Styria-artist-in-residence Scholarship (St.A.i.R.) in Graz, Austria, Utö residency, Aland Islands (Berlin residency, postponed to fall 2021 due to Covid-19).