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Yasmeen Abdallah

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Yasmeen Abdallah is an artist, activist, educator, and curator incorporating sociopolitical aspects and engagement as central points in her interdisciplinary practice. Abdallah works with discarded ephemera, stripping them of their graveyard destinies and transforming them into new entities that speak to our contemporary culture. Abdallah is an interdisciplinary teaching artist and adjunct professor of fine art; a curator and event organizer at the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space, a committee member of the ABC No Rio Visual Arts Collective; and an ongoing contributing artist and educator for GreenspaceNYC’s Civic Art Lab. Recent artist residencies include 77Art, Open Source Gowanus, Trestle Art Space, and Project Art. Abdallah has been an invited visiting artist and lecturer at Parsons School for Design, Sarah Lawrence College, Columbia University Teaching College, University of Massachusetts, and Fairleigh Dickinson University. Abdallah holds Bachelor’s degrees in Anthropology (emphasis in Historical Archaeology), and Studio Art with honors, with a Minor in Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies from UMass Boston, graduating in 2013. Abdallah received an MFA in Fine Arts with distinction from Pratt Institute in 2015.