Dr Damian Smith is a curator, arts writer and academic whose work has been published by more than 65 arts institutions internationally. His work is now the subject of a dedicated research archive established by the State Library of Victoria. The archive is an ongoing project that maps developments in contemporary Australian art through the work of a single curator. He is a Fellow of the Centre for Visual Art VCA MCM University of Melbourne, where he teaches in Critical & Theoretical Studies; he holds the positions of Secretary AICA Australia (International Association of Art Critics UNESCO Sponsored), and President of the Australian China Art Research Institute. In 2019, he was the Australian curator for the 13th Bienal de la Habana, Cuba. He has curated more than 40 exhibitions, including projects for the National Gallery of Victoria, Heide Museum of Modern Art, the Today Art Museum Beijing and many more.