Yasmine Hadni

PTDW Noontime Lecture Series
Thursday, November 08, 12:15 p.m.1:00 p.m.
280 S. Columbus
Room 319
United States
neither sad, nor happy


Yasmine Hadni is a Moroccan visual artist who graduated at the contemporary art school of Villa Arson in Nice in 2015. Today, she is working towards her Master of Fine Arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Painting and Drawing Department. Going back and forward from the personal to the political, her work focuses on communicating what is humanity in a family dynamic context through the deconstruction of her childhood memories. Moving from Morocco to France and from France to the United States, she is very interested in disfiguration and displacement and the idea of absence and presence.

Raised in Rabat with the love of two distinct family structures, her nurse and the household staff on one hand and her parents and her two sisters on the other hand,her recent work is characterized by a strong concern for social issues. Through a documentary video work, she talks about the complexity of this relationship and the resilience of the working class women who try to survive in a patriarchal society that ignore them entirely.

Yasmine Hadni develops her works through different mediums such as video, painting, drawing and etching. She exhibited her work in Morocco at Galerie de la Banque Populaire – Rabat in 2017