Sam Smith is an artist and filmmaker working with experimental documentary form and speculative fiction, often dissecting the technical, geological and formal underpinnings inherent to moving image capture and production. His films, installations and live video performances have been shown in film festivals and museums worldwide including International Film Festival Rotterdam, Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Art Gallery of NSW (Sydney), Moscow International Experimental Film Festival, RADIUS Center for Contemporary Art and Ecology (Delft), Les Rencontres Internationales (Paris and Berlin), Whitechapel Gallery (London), Sörmlands Museum (Sweden), Institute of Contemporary Arts (London), Australian Centre for Moving Image (Melbourne), Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts (Hong Kong), UNSW Galleries (Sydney), Kunsthal Charlottenborg (Copenhagen), De Appel Arts Centre (Amsterdam) and KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin) among others.

Sam Smith is the Co-Director of Obsidian Coast with Nella Aarne, an independent curatorial platform committed to artist moving image and feminist, environmentally sustainable practices.