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 L.A., the Albuquerque Museum of Art, The Main Museum in L.A., and The Wing in Washington D.C. 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, Feminist Magazine, Curate LA, and For Your Art.
She lives and works in Los Angeles.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

          Forthcoming + Current

  • 2018 On Echoes of Invisible Hearts, September 26-October 16, The Poetry Project Space, Berlin, Germany

  • 2018 Heat Wave, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • 2018 Surrogate, Pieter Performance Space, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2018 plantsssssssssssssssssssss, Art in the Park, Arroyo Seco in Hermon Park, Los Angeles

  • 2018 Radiant, 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 LA I BERLIN, Mission Workshop, Los Angeles CA

  • 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

  • 2015 LAyer Cake, LA County Store, 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 In Conversation with Samira Yamin, Women’s Center for Creative Work, Los Angeles, CA

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

  • 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