Kiki Smith, born in Nuremberg in 1954, lives and works in New York. In her works she turns the inside out by also addressing the “hidden” of the body, such as the body fluids, digestive organs and excrement in her sculptures and installations. Since 2000, nature, mammals and fairytale motifs have been the subject of her work. The light bulb is also a central, recurring main topic in the artist's oeuvre. Using the “happy coincidence” and the “happy idea” as a starting point, she poses the symbolic question of how creative ideas can be communicated, conveyed and translated as the source of creative inspiration. Smith is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and has participated in the Venice Biennial and the Whitney Museum.