Yasmeen Nematt Alla is an artist, writer, and settler in Tkaronto, Ontario. Her practice approaches alienated narratives from an interpreter’s perspective. As someone who lives between cultures, she deciphers the language barriers that are attached to alienation and otherness. This extends to creating gestures of care that are founded in exploring solitary experiences and discovering points of connection within them. She considers how art-making can bridge the gap between what we know and what we hope to understand. Entranced by the power of text and its ability to dialogue with the onlooker, she creates sentences that act as portraits for herself and those who share similar circumstances through sculptural, interactive, and performance gestures.
When she isn't creating art, she is a communication specialist who creates accessible designs and freelance branding for art organizations, NGOs, and start-ups. You can find her facilitating community workshops about trauma and storytelling or in coffee shops crying about fictional characters.