Bob and Roberta Smith in-conversation with William Feaver

Known by his pseudonym, Bob and Roberta Smith OBE RA (b. 1963) is a British contemporary artist, writer, speaker and advocate of arts education. His “slogan” works are rooted in politics, art and contemporary culture. Public art commissions such as Art U Need (2007), like much of his other work, questions the value and purpose of the visual arts and assesses whether it can change the way people relate to their community. He studied at the University of Reading (1981-1985), received his MA from Goldsmiths College (1991). He is an Associate Professor at Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design at London Metropolitan University. His works are in collections throughout Europe and the United States.