Born in New Zealand, Vivian Cooper Smith lived in Bangladesh, India and Perth before moving to Melbourne in 1999. Recent exhibitions include Interference Pattern, Perth Centre for Photography, Perth (2018), A Light Without Stars, Galerie pompom, Sydney (2018), The Insufficient Photograph, Bus Projects, Melbourne (2017) and Apparition Apparatus, Galerie pompom, Sydney (2016). In 2017 Vivian received the NGV Women’s Association Award and previously has been a finalist in the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award, the Darebin Art Prize and the Bowness Photography Prize. He has exhibited extensively across Australia and his work is held in public and private collections. In 2018 Vivian completed an MFA at the Victorian College for the Arts. He is represented by Galerie pompom, Sydney and Blockprojects, Melbourne.