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Kevin Smeeing (NL, 1988) is an artist, social engaged and spatial designer working with social interaction, conceptual design and emotive everyday stimuli. Initially trained as an industrial designer in the Netherlands, Smeeing progressed to an MA at London’s Royal College of Art, where he developed his interdisciplinary and social enaged practise. His social and spatial projects question surrounding realities, whilst at the same time exploring alternatives. His work focusses on the human well-being and experience of space, from interior spaces to the public space of the urban realm.

Mediating between products and space, working with a wide range of media and across different disciplines, Smeeing enables people to engage with ideas through experience. Smeeing engaged in exhibitions, projects and residencies across the globe including the Cheongju International Craft Biennale in South Korea, Aalto on Waves in Brazil, and IDO in Hong Kong. Works include Onggi ceramics, the Dealing with Feelings performance in Helsinki, the Transitions show in London and STORE STORE in London, amongst others.




Experience

Currently Artist & Creative Director / Kevin Smeeing Studio / London, UK

Currently Co-Director & Designer / STORE STORE / London, UK

2016 Project & Design Manager / Made Public / London, UK

2015 Artist in Residence / Made Public / London, UK

2015 Spatial Designer / Stalla Libra Play Space / Sedrun, CH

2013 Designer in Residence / IDPOOL / Vista Alegre, PT

2013 Designer in Residence trial / FABRICA / Treviso, IT

2012 Studio Makkink & Bey / Intern / Rotterdam, NL


Education

2015 Royal College of Art / MA Design Products / London, UK

2012 TU Delft / Minor Retail Design - Architecture / Delft, NL

2011 TU Delft / BSc Industrial Design Engineering / Delft, NL

2011 Aalto University School of Art and Design / Minor / Helsinki, FI

2011 PolyU School of Design / IDO2011 / Hong Kong, HK

2010 Central Saint Martins / Summer School / London, UK


Exhibitions

2019 STORE STORE / London Design Festival / London, UK

2018 Flavour Collage: Edible Neubau / Vienna Design Week / Vienna, AT

2018 The Horror Show / London Design Festival / London, UK

2016 Participatory Design Conference / Traders / Aarhus, DK

2016 Eemhuis / Nu en een beetje van toen / Amersfoort, NL

2015 SHOW / Royal College of Art / London, UK

2015 Spielhaus / Stalla Libra / Sedrun, CH

2015 Hyperstore / Camden Collective / London, UK

2015 Transitions (soloshow) / Hockney Gallery / London, UK

2014 WIP SHOW / Royal College of Art / London, UK

2013 Data Manifestation / Hockney Gallery / London, UK

2012 New Finnish Design / Metamorphosis '12 / Lahti, FI

2012 Talents / Ambiente / Frankfurt, DE

2012 Everyday Tools / Stockholm Furniture Fair / Stockholm, SE

2012 Table, Cup and Glass / Habitare - Furniture, Interior Decoration and Design Fair / Helsinki, FI

2011 Between Tradition and Future: craft and design from Finland / Cheongju International Craft Biennale / Cheongju, KR

2011 Habitare - Furniture, Interior Decoration and Design Fair / Table, Cup and Glass / Helsinki, FI

2011 Way In / Atski Gallery / Helsinki, FI

2009 Metropolis / Lijm & Cultuur / Delft, NL


Talks

2019 Transforming Practice / Institute for Art & Architecture / Vienna, AT

2018 Public Participation / Goldsmiths University of London / London, UK

2015 The Utopian Impulse / Utopian Imaginaries / Madrid, ES


Awards and Grants

2015 nominated for the Helyn Hamlyn Design Award 2015

2014 Fundatie Vrijvrouwe van Renswoude

2012 Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds

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