Tania Smith is a performance artist working across live performance, video and photography. She often works with costume and playfully examines ideas of ‘breaking free’- liberation from structures and boundaries, whether societal or personal. She has exhibited widely in Australia and was part of the Asialink touring exhibition ‘Vertigo’, which toured Indonesia, South Korea and Taiwan. In 2014 she completed a Master of Fine Arts at Monash University, receiving a H1 by assessor Lou Hubbard. In 2015 she was part of the Studio Start-Up program at the Abbotsford Convent. She has been a finalist in the Josephine Schubert and Win Ulrick Photography Award, the Sunshine Coast Art Prize, the M Collection award and the Maggie Diaz Photography Prize for Women.