Yasmine Whaley-Kalaora (she/they) is an emerging artist/writer/curator living and working on the territories of the xwməθkwəýəm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səlil̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations. A recent graduate with a Bachelors in Art History from the University of British Columbia, Yasmine’s interests revolve around embodied methodologies as sites of activism and activation within theory, art and curatorial praxis. Yasmine’s practice is largely situated around video, field recordings, collage, writing and ongoing citation.
As the Assistant Director of the Hatch Art Gallery in 2020, Yasmine curated two shows with the works of the AMS Permanent Collection, which focused on public engagement and a broader re-framing of the collection’s mandate moving forward. These days, Yasmine is working as the Digital Archives Manager for the LIVE Performance Art Biennale and as an artist assistant to Tom Burrows.