Residency

Yomna Osman

Curator
And yet the air was still stirring, 2021; installation view, Circulo de Bellas Artes. Photo: Cuauhtli Gutierrez Lopez. Co-curated by Akis Kokkinos, Anushka Rajendran, and Yomna Osman.
And yet the air was still stirring, 2021; Publication Co-edited by Akis Kokkinos, Anushka Rajendran, and Yomna Osman. Translated by Alejandro Alonso Díaz. Designed by Studiopol
Believe Only the Caravan’s Trace, 2021; installation view, Headlands Center for the Arts. Photo: Andria Lo
Photo by Izmatique
To Know Herself, 2019; installation view, CCA Wattis Institute. Photo: Glen Cheriton. Curated by Yomna Osman.

Yomna Osman (Egypt, 1990) is an independent curator, writer, and researcher. Yomna believes that transnational artistic dialogue is vital to decoloniality and decolonial sensemaking. Through a multidisciplinary discourse built mostly on non-western fiction, philosophy, and urban networks, her practice lives in the crevices between appearance and disappearance.

Yomna has curated exhibitions, performances, and screenings at various institutions including Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid; The Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco; Fondation Fiminco, Paris, among others. She has held various curatorial positions at KADIST, San Francisco; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; ArteEast, New York, among others. Yomna holds a dual BA from the American University in Cairo in International and Public Law and History; and a dual MA from the California College of Arts in Curatorial Practice and Visual Criticism.

At AiR 351, Yomna will continue her work on urban landscapes and social disruption. She will be exploring the ways in which the 1974 Portuguese revolution underpins local artistic practices through archival research, artist studio visits, and other forms of curatorial research. She is also keen on observing the ways the art scene in Lisbon embraces multi-disciplinarity.

Date
09.2022 – 12.2022
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