MA Arts Politics Class of 2018
BA English Literature, Morehouse College
André Smith is an art adviser, strategist and producer. Coming from 9+ years of blending story, strategy and tech, across content, print, digital, video and immersive activations--he curates high touch experiences. A Webby Award nominated talent, he has produced three short films; one of them credited on IMDb.
With a curatorial practice focusing on art intervention for awareness and social good, André has checked some boxes over the years with SFMoMA, adidas, Soho House, NeueHouse, Big Think, Gavin Brown's enterprise, Interpublic Group, Qualcomm and 1stAveMachine... to name a few.
A 2018 MA candidate studying Art Politics in the Art & Public Policy Department at NYU Tisch where his academic advisor is the artist Karen Elizabeth Finley. André is a departmental scholar and Fletcher Foundation Fellow, with a 3.8 gpa. Keen to explore, research and contribute to efforts around social impact, audience engagement, design thinking and sustainable practices, he has professional interests in CSR and public art.