Samira Yamin

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Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.


Education

2011

M.F.A., Studio Art, University of California, Irvine

2006

B.A., Studio Art, University of California, Los Angeles

B.A., Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles


Solo and Two-person Exhibitions

2014

Displacements: The Craft Practices of Golnar Adili and Samira Yamin, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2013

We Will Not Fail, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA


Selected Group Exhibitions

2015

The Promise of Something and Nothing, Sonce Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Attunement, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

Object Object!!, Helmuth Projects, San Diego, CA

The Cartographer, Charlie James Gallery. Los Angeles, CA

I see in the sea nothing except the sea… Camera Club of New York, New York, NY

Out of Sight, Out of Mind, Machine Project, Los Angeles, CA

2013

MENA/Viceroy, Levantine Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

BiennaleOnline, Global Grid Curated By Jan Hoet, biennaleonline.com

The Violent Bear it Away, Biola University Art Gallery, Biola University, La Mirada, CA

2012

Meticulosity, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College, Los Angeles, CA

2011

Vertigo, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA

Nothing Comes From Nothing, Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles, CA

MFA 2011 Thesis Exhibition: Geometries, University Art Gallery, UCI, Irvine, CA

2010

Ground Control, University Art Gallery, UCI, Irvine, CA

2007

18th Annual Iranian Women’s Studies Foundation Conference Exhibition, University of Maryland, MD transform/nation, Ellipse Art Center, Washington D.C.

2006    

Does Religion Kill?, 18th Street Arts Complex, Santa Monica, CA

Stomping Ground: Young Women of Color Explore Homeland, Lucy Florence Cultural Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA

Boroughs of Los Angeles, William Grant Still Center, Los Angeles, CA

Kinross High, New White Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA


Public Talks/ Interviews

2014

Thrive on Live with Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani, HuffPostLive

Artist Talk, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

Exhibiting Artist Panel Discussion, Camera Club Of New York, New York, NY, panelist

Politicized Aesthetics in the Work of Contemporary Iranian Artists, Iranian Studies Conference, SJSU, San Jose, CA, panelist

Artist talk, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

SWANA Collective with Sejal Patel, KPFK, radio interview

2013

Artist Talk, Biola University, La Mirada, CA

“Pattern and Perception: Peter Shire, Samira Yamin and the Work of Miriam Wosk,” Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA, panelist

2012

Artist Talk, Headlands Center for the Arts

“Intervening on War Photography as a Means of Interrogating the Historical Document,” Middle East Studies Conference, CSUF, Fresno, CA, panelist

Radio Intifada, KPFK, Studio City, CA, radio interview

2009

Social Activism and the Post Revolution Iranian Diaspora: Engaging the Global Landscape (Part II), CSU East Bay Conference on Afghan and Iranian Diaspora, CSUEB, Hayward, CA, panelist

2006

Uprising with Sonali Kolhatkar, KPFK, Studio City, CA, radio interview


Bibliography

2015

“A Heart-felt Interview About Art and Politics,” Sofie Axelsson, Journal 282

2014

“Scotoma,” Mockingbird Magazine, Issue 3

“Scotoma,” Secret Behavior Magazine Issue 02

“Sacred Geometry,” Lindsay Preston. Zappas LA Canvas Magazine, editorial

“Samira Yamin,” B|Ta’arof Magazine, Issue 3

“Meditations in Longing,” Abe Ahn, Hyperallergic.com, review

“Samira Yamin and The Craft of Consciousness,” Evan Senn, KCET ArtBound, editorial

2013

The Violent Bear it Away: 12 Artists Consider Violence, Jeff Rau, exhibition catalog

“Samira Yamin: We Will Not Fail”, Stephanie Sykes, Harper’s Bazaar Art Arabia, review

“Highlights From Canvas Guide: Santa Monica,” Canvas Magazine, review

“Samira Yamin: We Will Not Fail,” The Week Magazine, review

Artforum Critic’s Pick: Los Angeles, Carmen Winant, ArtForum.com, review

“We Will Not Fail’ Meticulously Upends Mass Media Imagery,” Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, review

2012     

“Samira Yamin.” Grattan, Nikki and Klea McKenna, inthemake.com

Meticulosity, Otis College of Art and Design, exhibition catalog

Meticulosity’ Aims to Reconnect the Conceptual, Visual,” Leah Ollman, Los Angeles Times, review

“‘Meticulosity’ at Otis College of Art and Design,” Betty Ann Brown, Art Ltd., review

2011

“What Remains,” Juli Carson, Nothing Comes From Nothing exhibition catalog essay

2010

“Ground Control,” The New University, review

“Iranian Artists Bridge Cultures,” The Washington Post, review

“Transform/Nation: Ellipse Arts Center,” DCist, review

“Iranian Art Exhibit Aims to Defy Stereotypes,” Northern Virginia Magazine, review

“The Art of Resistance: Palestinian Public Art,” Clamor Magazine, Toledo, OH, artist publication.


Residencies

2015

Djerassi Resident Artists Program | Woodside, CA

2014

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation | Captiva, FL

2011

Headlands Center for the Arts | Sausalito, CA


Teaching

2016

Art Center Collge of Design, Visiting Faculty

Passion for Painting

2013

California Institute of the Arts, Visiting Faculty

Benjamemes: Photography in the Age of Digital Reproduction

Independent Study

2012

Otis College of Art and Design, Continuing Education

Introduction to Paper Cutting

2010-11

University of California, Irvine, three quarters

Visual Cultures 1B: Reproduction

Independent Study Writing Workshop for grads and undergrads

2009-10

University of California, Irvine, Teaching Assistant, four quarters

Artists as Writers

Theory of Contemporary Art

Myth of Media Violence