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Yasmeen Abdallah is an educator, interdisciplinary artist, curator, arts advocate, and writer, with concentrations in sculpture, multi-media installation, painting, photography, the moving image, drawing, mixed-media, performance art, curatorial studies, and in social engagement and social justice sectors. 

Abdallah was the recipient of a NYC Artist Corps grant in 2021; the Emerging Curators Award at Local Project in 2017; merit scholarships and the Taylor Endowment, Atkinson Memorial Fund, and Pratt Circle Award from Pratt Institute in 2014/2015; and received a full scholarship to Urban Glass in 2015, with additional merit scholarships as a student at the University of Massachusetts. Abdallah’s solo exhibitions include Lagoon (2022), Academy of St. Joseph (2020), La Bodega Gallery (2019), Open Source (2018), Steuben Gallery at Pratt Institute (2015), and Harbor Gallery at UMass Boston (2013). She has curated exhibitions at numerous institutions as a solo and collaborative curator. Abdallah is a contributing writer for the online publication, Urban Activist, and for the past six years, Abdallah is an ongoing contributing artist & educator with GreenspaceNYC’s Civic Art Lab. Abdallah has been an invited visiting artist, lecturer, and panelist at Sarah Lawrence College, Parsons School for Design, Columbia University Teaching College, University of Massachusetts, and Fairleigh Dickinson University. 

Education

  • MFA, Fine Arts (with distinction), Pratt Institute
  • B.A., Anthropology (emphasis in Historical Archaeology)
  • B.A., Studio Art, University of Massachusetts (honors)

Courses Taught

  • Sculpture Fabrication Workshop
  • Sculpture
  • Meaning & Making in the Visual Arts
  • Introduction to Art
  • Mentor Sequence 1, 2 & 3
  • Independent Studies