Samira Yamin

Samira Yamin’s work explores the narrativization and representation of war through an interrogation of documentary war photography. Using repetitive, precisely articulated gestures, Yamin dissects, reorganizes, and often obliterates documentary images, resulting in a collision of representation and abstraction and the confusion of objectivity and subjectivity.

Yamin received an MFA from UC Irvine and BAs in Art and Sociology from UCLA. She has had solo exhibitions at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Santa Monica Museum of Art (now ICA LA) and PATRON Gallery, and has been included in numerous group exhibitions including at the Craft and Folk Art Museum (now Craft Contemporary), the Camera Club of New York, Metropolitan State University in Denver, and San Francisco State University. A recipient of grants from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the California Community Foundation and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Yamin has been an artist in residence at the Rauschenberg Residency, Headlands Center for the Arts, Penumbra Foundation, and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. She lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.