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Artists + Residents March | Yasmine Nasser Diaz

By: | posted on: Mar 28, 2020

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Date(s) - 03/28/2020 - 09/06/2020
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Arab American National Museum

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Website:
http://arabamericanmuseum.org/soft-powers
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(313) 582-2266
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Arab American National Museum


DEARBORN, MICHIGAN

Yasmine Nasser Diaz navigates overlapping tensions around religion, gender and third-culture identity using personal archives, found imagery and various media on paper as well as installation. During her time as an artist-in-residence, Diaz will be presenting her solo exhibition soft powers which will be on display from March 28-Sept. 6. This exhibition reflects on coming-of-age nostalgia and Yemeni American girlhood featuring never-before-shown fiber etchings and a site-specific installation that is a continuation of her “teenage bedroom” series. Diaz addresses subjects familiar to many children of immigrants including code-switching, plural identities and conflicting loyalties.

Born and raised in Chicago to parents who immigrated from the highlands of southern Yemen, Yasmine Nasser Diaz’s 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 Torrance Art Museum, 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. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

Say No To Drugs, 2020

Silk-rayon fiber etching

Trio, 2020

Silk-rayon fiber etching

 

Yasmine Nasser Diaz navigates overlapping tensions around religion, gender, and third-culture identity using personal archives, found imagery and various media on paper as well as installation. 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 Torrance Art Museum, 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. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

Arshia Fatima Haq (born in India, based in Los Angeles) works across film, visual art, performance and sound. Through her multidisciplinary practice, she explores indigenous archives, aesthetic production, embodiment, and feminist and mystical modes rooted in the Muslim world, but marginalized both within conservative Islam and Western imagination. She is the founder of Discostan, a collaborative decolonial project working with cultural production from the SWANA (South and West Asia and North Africa) region. Haq’s work has been featured at MOCA Tucson, the Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Broad Museum, LACE, TIFF, MOMA New York and Hammer Museum, among others.
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