Nilupa Yasmin

Nilupa Yasmin’s work is primarily lens based, while taking a keen interest in the notion of culture, self-identity and anthropology. Combined with her love for handcraft and photographic explorations, the artist repeatedly draws upon her own South Asian culture and heritage.

The practice of weaving, passed down through inheritance, has become an integral exploration in the development and expression of human value. Her research examines the principles of craft in art based practice; becoming an evident methodology shown throughout her work whilst investigating ideals and traditions that are very close to home.


Continually drawing upon what it means to be a British Bangladeshi Muslim Woman, she aims to create a space of representation for the underrepresented, through her photographic practise. 

Education:

2014-2017: BA (Honours) Photography at Coventry University (1:1), winner of the Photo Monitor Prize. 

2018-2019: Post Compulsory Education and Training Specialising in Art, Media and Performance .

Exhibitions:

2020- Ways of Belonging, Ort Gallery, Birmingham Hippodrome

2019- 'Too Rich a Soil',  The New Art Gallery Walsall

2019- 'Where can I find this?' Photofusion, London. Solo

2019- 'Grow me a Waterlily', Coventry Biennial, Weavers house.

2019- 'By the Meter', Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry.

2019- 'Wallpaper of Memories', From Collective, Format Fringe, Derby.

2019- 'Grow me a Waterlily', Asian Woman Festival, Birmingham.

2019- 'Where can I find this?' Blast Festival, West Bromwich. 
2018- 'Walk through Aston', Aston Hall, Birmingham.

2018- Fertile Grounds, Argentea Gallery, Birmingham.

2018- Powering the Matriarchy Together, Impact Hub, Birmingham.

2017- Coventry Culture 2021, Fargo Village, Coventry. Group exhibit

2017- Unwritten, Fargo Village, Coventry. Degree show

2017- Birmingham Big Art Project, Birmingham. Group exhibit

2017- Voices and Visibility, Coventry. Group exhibit

2016- Locale, Glass box Gallery, Coventry. Group exhibit 

2016- Faces of Community,Coventry. Group exhibit 

Artist talks/Workshops

2019- Festival of Creativity and Wellbeing, Workshop.

2019- Transforming Narratives, Pannel.

2018- Arts Council England, Workshop

2018- Birmingham Museums Trust, Workshop

2018- Weaving Circle, Workshop

2018- Powering The Matriarchy Together, Speaker + Workshop

2018- Emerging Art, Emerging Place, Speaker

2017- Coventry University Professional Enhancement, Speaker

2016- Am I an Artist Now? Workshop

Teaching/Residency/Commissions

2020- Commissioning Artist for MAC Birmingham

2019/2020- Commissioning Artist for Iniva

2019/2020- Residency Artist for Birmingham Hippodrome

2019- Residency Artist at Photofusion x GRAIN

2018/2019- Advisory board member, Coventry Biennial

2018- Residency Artist for Arts Council Collection 

2018/- HP Lecturer in Photography 

2018- Commissioning Artist for Multistory

2018- Commissioning Artist for Photo Archive Miners

2017- Commissioning Artist for Birmingham Big Art Project

Press:

2019- The New Art Gallery Walsall

2019- Made in Brixton

2019- New Arts West Midlands  

2019- Grain Residency 

2019- Photofusion

2019- Herbert Art Gallery

2019- Coventry  Biennal
2019- Blast Festival, Multistory
2019- Joseph Chamberlain College

2019- Tale of Two Streets, Photo Archive Miners

2018- Halcyon Magazine

2018- Prolific Magazine, winter issue

2018- Photomonitor March Portfolio

2018- Ruth Millington Review

2018- Argentea Gallery

2017- Birmingham Big Art Project

2017- Joseph Chamberlain College

2017- UK Bangladesh Times

2017- Brit Bangla 

2017- Probasher News

2017- Curating Coventry

2017- Unwritten

2017- #Photography Magazine

2017- Sisterhood Magazine 

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