Bob and Roberta Smith

30 Nov 2016


Untitled work by Bob and Roberta Smith, installed as part of Framing Fraktur at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Courtesy of the Free Library of Philadelphia.

Bob and Roberta Smith, also known as Patrick Brill, is a British contemporary artist working in text, persona, and public space. He was an artist member of the Tate Board from 2009 to 2013, and is currently a trustee for the National Campaign for the Arts and an Associate Professor at London Metropolitan University. In 2013, he launched the Art Party, a loose grouping of artists and organizations who are deeply concerned about the British Government diminishing the role of art and design in schools.

Smith's work was part of the Center-funded Framing Fraktur at the Free Library of Philadelphia in 2015, which exhibited contemporary text-based art alongside historical Pennsylvania German fraktur.