Yasmine K. Kasem

I am of mixed race and culture and have had an interesting experience growing up with a foot in two different worlds. I experience both the United States and Egypt, but never completely belong to either. Because of this lifestyle, I feel somewhat misplaced, or without a home.
Due to the social stigma associated with my Middle Eastern culture and Muslim religion, I create work that confronts these misconceptions and initiates a conversation through stimulating and relatable work. At the same time, I’m navigating my placement in the limbo between cultures by confronting the disassociation of my heritage and reconsiling it through the scope of my western upbringing.

Sponsored by GSA and UCSD Vis Arts