"Robert Clarke (The Guardian) wrote that 'he reveals a world in which there is always some threat lurking behind the most inoffensive forms.'"
Ivan Smith was born in Mexico City in 1965. He has lived in the UK for many years, gaining a BA in Fine Art in 1988.
During the 1990s Smith spent seven years developing site-specific nocturnal one-night-only exhibitions in the West Midlands with the artist-led Fine Rats International. Alongside this, he developed his own projects, residencies, and exhibitions in the UK and abroad, eventually moving to Derby to take up the Fellowship in Sculpture at the University of Derby, funded by the Henry Moore Foundation.
Ivan draws on socio-political issues to inform his sculpture and installation work.