The focus of Schmied’s installations, videos and printed work is the architectural framing of social space. For exhibitions and performances, she draws from her background in architecture and industrial fabrication to present site-specific environments that combine physical and audio-visual constructs. She uncovers unexpected human behaviors and urban anomalies – places that, for one reason or another, do not follow conventional logic, yet remain part of our cityscape. These vary from areas that have deviated far from their
originally planned function (Jing Jin City), utopian architectures (Noguchi Town) or spaces of privilege (Private Views).
Her work, amongst other places, has been shown in London (Daniel Blau Gallery, Schwartz Gallery, The White Building), Sapporo (Salon Cojica, HUG Gallery), Beijing (Beijing Design Week), Rotterdam (International Architecture Biennale), Budapest (Trafo Gallery, Trapez Gallery, Budapest Gallery). She has been an artist-in-resident in S-AIR, Sapporo (Japan), Triangle Arts, New York (US), DordtYart, Dordrecht (NL), Outpost, Norwich (UK), Q21, Vienna (AT).