Devon Vonnie Smith

2021–22 DocX Archive Lab Fellow

Devon Vonnie Smith, who was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is an interdisciplinary documentary artist currently living and working in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. Smith uses video, archival material, and photography as a means toward exploring the intersections, mechanics, and deconstruction of narrative, place, and language. Through video art and experimental documentary, he interrogates normalized anti-Black violence. Abolition is at the heart of Smith’s creative practice. He received his MFA from the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill.

Photo of Devon Vonnie Smith.