Wafaa Yasin

I was born in Galilee Palestine. Between the years of 2004-2008 I was awarded
artist residencies in Italy, France, Turkey, and Germany. In 2009 was awarded the
Murphy Cadagan Fellowship, including an exhibition at the Arts Commission
Gallery in San Francisco.
In 2008-2010 I received a full tuition scholarship for my MFA in Social Practice
from California College of the Arts in San Francisco, where I am currently living
and continuing my artistic development and career. In 2010 my thesis project was
selected for “Introductions 6: The Annual Exhibition of New works by Recent Art
College at Irvine Contemporary Gallery,” Washington, DC.
In 2011 I was a selected artist for the CREAM, From The Top show at the
Performance Art Institute.

“A.M. Qattan Foundation Annual Young Artist of the Year Award
Exhibition”, Al Qattan Foundation Ramallah, Palestine
2006 Honorable mention
“A.M. Qattan’s Annual Young Artist Of the Year Award Exhibition”
A.M. Qattan Foundation Ramallah, Palestine
Major Performances
2011 “MOTJ above, TMCJ below,” Contemporary Jewish Museum.
Hosted by Art Practical. San Francisco, CA.
“God, the Nation, and the King,” Cream from the Top.
Hosted by Performance Art Institute. San Francisco, CA.
2009 “What remains” 3 performances at Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.
2008 “Eash “(livelihood) , Downtown Marseilles, France.
Art Residencies
2009 Videochronique: Diffusion – Production
Documentation Movies and Video Arts Foundation and Gallery.
Videochronique Marseilles, France. 2008
2007 UNIDEE – Universite of Ideas
Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto. Biella, Italy
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Group Exhibitions
2011 "Performing Politics" Art Practical's event at the Yud Gallery at the
Contemporary Jewish Museum, in San Francisco.
Performing Politics is an extension of Art Practical’s third thematic
Issue, “Performance: The Body Politic. ” MOTJ above TMCJ under,
Video/ performance work by Wafaa Yasin
2011 “CREAM from the top,” and the Performance Art Institute
CREAM from the Top is an annual exhibition that draws from the
thriving communities of the Bay Area MFA programs.
2010 “TIME AFTER TIME: ACTIONS AND INTERACTIONS”
Experimentations in Film and Video, Southern Exposure gallery in
partnership with the Arab Film Festival
San Francisco. CA.
2010 Introductions 6 The Annual Exhibition of new works by Recent Art
College. Irvine Contemporary Gallery
Washington, DC.
2009 Murphy Cadagan Fellowship Exhibition at the
Arts Commission Gallery.
San Francisco, CA.
“New Made: On a Roll”
Shipka Six Gallery, Union of Gallery Artists
Sofia, Bulgaria
2008 “The Jerusalem Show”
Al-Ma'mal foundation for contemporary art
Jerusalem
“AFLAM: Diffusion des Cinemas Arabes”
Marseilles, France
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Group Exhibitions (cont’d)
2007 “Neighbors in Dialogue – Istanbul”
Ars Aevi Museum of Contemporary Art, Instanbul, Turkey
“Instants: Vidéo Numériques et Poétiques”
Marseilles, France
“UNIDEE: In Progress”
Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto
Biella, Italy
2006 “dis/PLACE/ed
Palestinian Art Court – Al Hoash Gallery, Jerusalem
“Voice of the Word Festival” video screening
Alkhan Theatre, Jerusalem
“Black Coffee” Arabic Culture Festival
Beit Al Karma Gallery, Haifa
2005 “Art Land”
Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste
Stuttgart, Germany
Publications
Publications with title and publisher
- SF Artweek-Preview Night / Artcards Review written by Emma Spertus and Post
Brothers.
http://artcards.cc/review/sf-artweek-preview-night/3936/
- Performing the Personal and Political: The Art of Wafaa Yasin | by Jeanne
Gerrity | Art Practical
http://www.artpractical.com/feature/performing_the_personal_and_political_the_
art_of_wafaa_yasin/
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Publications (cont’d)
- After Words, texts on voice, published by the Social Practice Program,
California College of the Arts 2010.
- I'm a Park and You're a Deer, This book began as a discussion on public
space with Golden Gate Park serving as a potential site of fieldwork.
Published by the California College of the Arts Social Practice
Workshop 2009.
http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/im-a-park-and-youre-adeer/
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- Al-MAMAL Retrospective, Artist in residency.
(The particularly memorable workshop results) Archive project
Interview with Valerie Grove 2010.
http://almamal.blogspot.com/2010/09/artist-in-residence-wafaa-yasin-2006.html
- Place beyond Borders, “Stomach Pain” Video Poster, Cittadellarte
Fondazione Pistoletto 2008.
- May of 2009 I was artist of the month for “This week in Palestine” Palestinian
Magazine.
Works in Collections (selected)
“Middle Eat” Sculpture Installation
Ars Aevi Museum of Contemporary Art
Bosnia, Sarajevo
“Stomach pain” 15 min video and poster work
Place Beyond Borders Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto
Biella, Italy

Photos

We all belong to the same line, Cafe Bar Coo, 25th September
We all belong to the same line, Cafe Bar Coo, 25th September

Untitled (12th Istanbul Biennial), 2011 Biennale de Lyon