Bob & Roberta Smith
b. 1963 in London, UK / Lives and works London, UK
Central to Bob and Roberta Smith’s thinking is the idea that political campaigns are extended art works which include a variety of consciousness raising artefacts. Much of his art takes the form of painted signs. These colourful slogans on banners and placards challenge elitisms and advocate the important of creativity in politics and education. In 2013, with this aim in mind, he initiated the Arts’ Party Conference – a forum for artists and organisations to debate the role of art and design in schools – and he continues to be an active voice in British politics through a number of outlets. As well as hosting a radio show called Make Your Own Damn Music on Resonance FM, Bob and Roberta Smith is a writer and musician, often performing with the Ken Brasley Playboy band.