Divine Southgate-Smith

Divine Southgate-Smith (b. 1995) is a British trans-disciplinary artist. Raised between Paris and London, she graduated Central St Martins in 2016 and is currently enrolled at the Royal Academy of Arts, London (2019-2022).

Southgate-Smith has developed a practice comprising film, text, spoken word, performance, sound, installation, and sculpture. The work often references and questions articulations of black, queer, and female experience. She navigates hypothetical spaces where things are abstracted, contextualised, de-contextualised, omitted, revealed, voiced, or silenced.

Alongside three other emerging artists she established ()PARENTHESIS STUDIO. The collective exhibited their most recent works as part of a collaboration with In Limen at Teatro Romano, Lisbon (2019), LEXUS at the UX Art Space, Lisbon (2018), and HERMÈS at the Saatchi Gallery, London (2017).