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Author

Yasmine Diaz

Yasmine Nasser Diaz is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice navigates overlapping tensions around religion, gender, and third-culture identity. Her recent work includes immersive installation, fiber etching, and mixed media collage using personal archives and found imagery. Born and raised in Chicago to parents who immigrated from the highlands of southern Yemen, her mixed media work often reflects personal histories and the contrasting cultures she was raised within. Diaz has exhibited and performed at spaces including the Brava Theater in San Francisco, the Albuquerque Museum of Art, and the Torrance Art Museum. She is a recipient of the California Community Foundation Visual Artist Fellowship (2019) with works included in the collections of LACMA, UCLA, and the Arab American National Museum. She lives and works in Los Angeles.
Experiences

Soft powers

Soft powers is an exhibit that builds upon work and themes that I’ve been exploring for the past four years. These include coming of age, nostalgia, and the tensions of growing into adulthood within a diasporic community – relayed specifically…

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Gallery

One way or another

The following series of collage and mixed media works on paper is inspired by the three months I spent in Yemen when I was 15. Fragmented memories are reconstructed through imagery collected from magazines, books, personal archives, and online research….

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Poetry

I left

Because I understood at too young of an age that I should be ashamed of my body.   Because it was painfully clear that my brothers were of greater value than my sisters and I.   Because I was taught…

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Experiences

Breaking News: Girl rides bike

In 2012, settling back into Los Angeles after traveling abroad for a few years, I decided to do the unthinkable for an Angelino: become a bike commuter. Despite the increasing interest in cycling, the number of cycling work commuters in…

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