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.
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 .
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
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
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
2019- Made in Brixton
2019- New Arts West Midlands
2019- Grain Residency
2019- Herbert Art Gallery
2018- Halcyon Magazine
2018- Prolific Magazine, winter issue
2018- Ruth Millington Review
2018- Argentea Gallery
2017- UK Bangladesh Times
2017- Brit Bangla
2017- Probasher News
2017- Curating Coventry
2017- #Photography Magazine
2017- Sisterhood Magazine