Yasmine Nasser Diaz

Sat 3-6pm, Sun 2-5pm, Mon 2-5pm
Soft powers addendum, 2020
Silk-rayon fiber etchings
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement
These works are unique editions whose counterparts are currently installed in the exhibit, soft powers, at the Arab American National Museum. The museum closed its doors before the show had a chance to open, so this is a welcomed opportunity to share some of these works outside of the digital world. The exhibit reflects on coming-of-age nostalgia and Yemeni-American girlhood and addresses subjects familiar to many children of immigrants including code-switching, plural identities and conflicting loyalties.

Yasmine Nasser Diaz is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice navigates overlapping tensions around religion, gender, and third-culture identity. Her recent work includes immersive installation, fiber etching, and mixed media collage using personal archives and found imagery. Diaz has exhibited and performed at spaces including the Brava Theater in San Francisco, the Albuquerque Museum of Art, and the Torrance Art Museum. She is a recipient of the California Community Foundation Visual Artist Fellowship (2019) with works included in the collections of LACMA, UCLA, and the Arab American National Museum. She lives and works in Los Angeles.