Yasmine Diaz was born and raised in Chicago to parents who immigrated from the highlands of Yafa in southern Yemen. Her work navigates overlapping tensions around religion, gender, and third-culture identity using personal archives, found imagery and various mixed media on paper. She has exhibited and performed at spaces including the Brava Theater in San Francisco, Pieter Space LA, the Albuquerque Museum of Art, The Main Museum, The Wing in Washington D.C., and UCLA. She lives and works in Los Angeles.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2018  Exit Strategies, June 8 - August 3, Women's Center for Creative Work, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2016  LA I BERLIN, Mission Workshop, Los Angeles CA
  • 2015  LAyer Cake, LA County Store, Los Angeles, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

          Forthcoming + Current

  • 2018  On Echoes of Invisible Hearts, September 26-October 16, The Poetry Project Space / Berlin, Germany
  • 2018  plantsssssssssssssssssssss, August 18-25, Art in the Park, Arroyo Seco in Hermon Park, Los Angeles
  • 2018  Heat Wave, August 18-September 15, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2018  Radiant, June 23, Blue Roof Studios, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2018  Good Smoke/Good Poke, 0-0 LA, Los Angeles, CA
     
  • 2018  Feminism Now, Grafiska Sallskapet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2018  Disparate Sources, Keystone Art Space, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2018  This Is Awkward, ESMoA, El Segundo, CA
  • 2018  Feminism Now, Shoebox Projects / Los Angeles, CA
  • 2017  Office Hours, The Main Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2017  Her Intuition, Brainworks Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2017  On The Other Side: at land's edge Fellows Exhibition, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA 
  • 2017  One Woman Shows, Pieter Space, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2017  State of the Union, Brainworks Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2017  Uprise, Untitled Space, New York, NY
  • 2016  Women on the Fence, Mothership Festival, Desert Hot Springs, CA
  • 2016  Face Time, Maiden L.A., Sunset Triangle Plaza, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2016  Viva La Muxer,  Werkartz, Los Angeles 
  • 2015  Latina/o Queer Arts & Film Festival, Advocate & Gochis Galleries, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2010  Abriendo La Boca, EntreyArte Resident Artists Show, La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

COMMISSIONS

  • 2014  Walking in L.A., UCLA School of Public Affairs
  • 2012  Los Angeles, UCLA School of Public Affairs 

COLLABORATIONS

RESIDENCIES & FELLOWSHIPS

  • 2018  Women's Center for Creative Work, Artist in Residence, Los Angeles 
  • 2016-17  at land's edge Fellowship,  Los Angeles
  • 2010  Entre y Arte Residency, Buenos Aires, Argentina

COLLECTIONS

  • UCLA School of Public Affairs
  • Private collections: Berlin Germany, Los Angeles CA, Portland OR, New York NY, Buenos Aires Argentina, Zurich Switzerland 

SELECTED PRESS

PUBLICATIONS

ARTIST TALKS + GUEST SPEAKING

  • 2018   Kolaj Fest New Orleans, Presenting Artist
  • 2018   Dismantling Patriarchy, Golden Thread Productions, Brava Theater Center, San Francisco, CA
  • 2016   California State University, Los Angeles CA, Women's Studies Guest Speaker
  • 2016   Women's Center for Creative Work, Los Angeles CA, Headscarves and Hymens Discussion 

OTHER

  • 2017-18 at land's edge, organizer 
  • 2017  AVA Collective, Co-founder
  • 2016 + 2015 Juror, Los Angeles County Store, Fine art panel 
  • 2016-17  Mentor + Volunteer, Las Fotos Project, Los Angeles