Yasmina Alaoui

Yasmina Alaoui was born in New York in 1977 of French and Moroccan descent. She started making art at the age of seven. To further to pursue her passion and talent in art, Alaoui studied Fine Arts at the Carousel du Louvre in Paris and earned a BA in Sculpture from the College of William and Mary. Immersed in a bicultural environment with a Moroccan father and a French mother, Yasmina Alaoui immediately asserted her refusal of every stereotypes and finds inspiration into a large panel of artistic movements, allowing herself to incorporated into her art any subject that gets her attention. The underlying themes behind all her works deal directly with her experiences of multicultural upbringing and aims to bridge extremes by embracing opposites: secular and holy, classical and contemporary, order and chaos, repulsion and attraction. She is known to create complex and intricate visual works using a wide variety of techniques, which she combines in an authenticate manner. Her professional artistic career truly began with the collaboration she made with the photographer Marco Guerra and from which resulted the 1001 Dreams series in 2003. Since then Yasmina Alaoui had diversified her projects, saying that her love for different media leads her to use all of them, constantly shifting between sculpture, painting, drawing, fashion and jewellery designing, film making and music composing. More recently, the artist has started to explore new artistic horizons, producing large-framed works (panel paintings, triptychs and square formats) with abstract compositions evoking landscapes seen from the sky. She currently lives and works in New York. Her works have been collected and exhibited internationally since 2003.

  • Gold

    Gold

    Dubai

    October 05, 2017 - October 19, 2017

  • Yasmina Alaoui - Sediments

    Yasmina Alaoui - Sediments

    New York

    September 12, 2017 - September 30, 2017

  • Yasmina Alaoui & Yassine Mekhnache

    Yasmina Alaoui & Yassine Mekhnache

    Dubai

    March 08, 2017 - March 30, 2017

  • Monochromaniac

    Monochromaniac

    New York

    November 18, 2016 - December 03, 2016

  • Yasmina Alaoui

    Yasmina Alaoui

    Paris

    October 14, 2016 - November 03, 2016