Yasmin Canvin is an independent curator who draws on experience gained at Ikon Gallery, Mead Gallery, Angel Row Gallery and Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery and as Arts Council England East’s Lead Curatorial Fellow. Her distinctive curatorial approach is informed by her interest in artistic and cultural diversity, cross-disciplinary artists’ practice, social issues and audience engagement. Recent international exhibitions include; Aftershock; Conflict, Violence and Resolution in Contemporary Art (Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, UH Galleries, 2007) and Paper Cuts (toured to 4 venues, 2006-07).
As well as organising off-site and touring exhibitions, events, artist residencies and international research trips, Yasmin has managed Professional Development Programmes for artists and curators. She has worked with artists at all stages of their career, from established artists such as Shelly Goldsmith, Alfredo Jaar, Amar Kanwar, William Kentridge and Lorna Simpson to recent graduates.
In 2009 Yasmin is working with ten museums and galleries across the East Midlands to establish a region-wide Visual Arts Forum and coordinate a series of international artist residencies during 2010.
She is a Trustee for QUAD, a new art and media centre in Derby and is on the Editorial Advisory Board for the International Journal of Visual Art and Gallery Education. Since 2007 Yasmin has been a visiting lecturer at Norwich School of Art and Design.