Fay Nicolson & Oliver Smith

Fay Nicolson and Oliver Smith

Fay Nicolson and Oliver Smith are artists that occasionally work together. Their collaborative projects have explored archives, libraries, books, networks and strategies of display; frequently in response to specific sites, invitations, or curatorial briefs. Operating in galleries and platforms of mass distribution previous works have taken the form of: publications; limited edition prints; installations; display systems; web based projects; proposals; and radio broadcasts.



  • Verlan, exhibition and publication, Twelve Around One, London, UK

  • The Anti Library, SPACE, London, UK
  • Past Present Future Space-Time, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK
  • Constitution of the Damned, Landings, Vestfossen, Norway
  • Open Books, Royal College of Art, London, UK

  • Gossip, Scandal and Good Manners: The Works of Ulises Carrión, The Showroom, London, UK
  • Bolton Street, temporary art space curated by Lucy Chadwick, London, UK
  • Display, Tim Pritchard Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, UK
  • MMX, Royal College of Art, London, UK

Press & Publications

  • The limited edition publication Expansion and Collapse is distributed in the UK, Europe and New Zealand by A Estante and Birch.
  • Review of Constitution of the Damned, at Landings, Norway in Mousse Blog 02.09.11