Yasmine Diaz navigates overlapping tensions around religion, gender, and third-culture identity using personal archives, found imagery and various media on paper. Born and raised in Chicago to parents who immigrated from the highlands of southern Yemen, her mixed media work often reflects personal histories of the opposing cultures she was raised within. She has exhibited and performed at spaces including the Brava Theater in San Francisco, the Albuquerque Museum of Art, Charlie James Gallery, and Station Beirut. Diaz is a 2019 California Community Foundation Visual Artist Fellow with works included in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The University of California Los Angeles, and The Poetry Project Space in Berlin. Her installation Exit Strategies, completed as artist in residence at the Women's Center for Creative Work, was recommended by the LA Times, Artillery Magazine, and Feminist Magazine. She lives and works in Los Angeles.


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019

  • Tell Me A Story And I’ll Sing You A Song, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • Dirty Laundry, Habibi House, Detroit, MI (SOLO)

  • CO/LAB IV, Torrance Art Museum, with ODD ARK
, Torrance, CA

  • On Echoes of Invisible Hearts: Image Making and Popular Archiving in Times of Unrest, Station Beirut, Lebanon

  • Welcome Home, AA|LA Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • Overlapping Tension, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA

  • The Salon at The Wing, Los Angeles, CA

2018

  • The Salon at The Wing, Washington D.C.

  • Familiar Friends, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA

  • On Echoes of Invisible Hearts, The Poetry Project Space, Berlin, Germany

  • Heat Wave, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • Surrogate, Pieter Performance Space, Los Angeles, CA

  • Exit Strategies, Women's Center for Creative Work, Los Angeles, CA (SOLO)

  • plantsssssssssssssssssssss, Art in the Park, Arroyo Seco in Hermon Park, Los Angeles

  • Radiant, Blue Roof Studios, Los Angeles, CA

  • Good Smoke/Good Poke, 0-0 LA, Los Angeles, CA

  • Feminism Now, Grafiska Sallskapet, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Disparate Sources, Keystone Art Space, Los Angeles, CA

  • This Is Awkward, ESMoA, El Segundo, CA

  • Feminism Now, Shoebox Projects / Los Angeles, CA

2017

  • Office Hours, The Main Museum, Los Angeles, CA

  • Her Intuition, Brainworks Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • On The Other Side: at land's edge Fellows Exhibition, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA

  • One Woman Shows, Pieter Space, Los Angeles, CA

  • State of the Union, Brainworks Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • Uprise, Untitled Space, New York, NY

2016

  • LA I BERLIN, Mission Workshop, Los Angeles CA

  • Women on the Fence, Mothership Festival, Desert Hot Springs, CA

  • Face Time, Maiden L.A., Sunset Triangle Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

  • Viva La Muxer, Werkartz, Los Angeles

2015

  • Layer Cake, LA County Store, Los Angeles, CA

  • Abriendo La Boca, EntreyArte Resident Artists Show, La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

RESIDENCIES & FELLOWSHIPS

  • 2019 Habibi House, Artist in Residence, Detroit, MI

  • 2019 Vermont Studio Center; Johnson, VT

  • 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

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art, UCLA School of Public Affairs; The Poetry Project Space (Berlin)

AWARDS + RECOGNITIONS

COLLABORATIONS

PRESS

PUBLICATIONS

  • 2019 Reconstructed Magazine Vol. 1: Light Upon Light

  • 2019 Full Blede Issue Eight: The Interpenetrate

  • 2019 Sleepwalking Towards the Exit (self-published artist book with Akina Cox)

  • 2018 My.Kali, April, October

  • 2018 Full Blede Issue Five: The Artifact

  • 2018 Sister-Hood: One Way or Another

  • 2017 Sister-Hood: I left

  • 2016 Sister-Hood: Breaking News: Girl Rides Bike

  • 2016 Diaspora Drama, Issue 3: D2K

  • 2016 One Way or Another (self published artist zine)

ARTIST TALKS, PRESENTATIONS, & WORKSHOPS

  • 2019 California Institute of the Arts Paul Brach Visiting Artist

    2019 Habibi House, Detroit: Let’s Talk About عيب  (Eib)

  • 2019 Room Project, Detroit: Artist Talk

  • 2019 The Situation Room: Sappho’s Salon, in conversation with Alexis Bolter

  • 2019 Other Books, Los Angeles: Rip Roar with Akina Cox

  • 2019 Marlborough School, Los Angeles: Artist Talk

  • 2018 Occidental College, Los Angeles: The Art of Resistance, Guest Lecturer

  • 2018 The Poetry Project Space, Berlin, Germany: Artist Talk with Ibi Ibrahim and curator Lila Nazemian

  • 2018 Women’s Center for Creative Work, Los Angeles: In Conversation with Samira Yamin

  • 2018 Women’s Center for Creative Work, Los Angeles: Culture Clash: panel discussion with Arshia Haq, Rema Ghuloum, and Gazelle Samizay

  • 2018 Gang Reduction and Youth Development: Collage workshop

  • 2018 Kolaj Fest New Orleans, Panel: Collage Artists Tackle Contemporary Issues

  • 2018 Golden Thread Productions, Brava Theater Center, San Francisco: Dismantling Patriarchy

  • 2016 California State University, Los Angeles: Women's Studies Guest Speaker

  • 2016 Women's Center for Creative Work, Los Angeles: 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