Yasmine Diaz In Conversation with Samira Yamin

As part of her residency exhibition Exit Strategy, WCCW Artist in residence Yasmine Diaz will give a brief presentation of her work followed by a conversation with local artist Samira Yamin.

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.

Samira Yamin’s work explores the narrativization and representation of war through an interrogation of documentary war photography. Using repetitive, precisely articulated gestures, Yamin dissects, reorganizes, and often obliterates documentary images, resulting in a collision of representation and abstraction and the confusion of objectivity and subjectivity. Yamin received an MFA from UC Irvine and BAs in Art and Sociology from UCLA. She has had a solo exhibition at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, and has been included in numerous group exhibitions including at the Craft and Folk Art Museum and the Camera Club of New York, Metropolitan State University in Denver, and San Francisco State University. She lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

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