Yasmin Canvin, as someone with a Pakistani/German/British heritage, aims to make meaningful connections between artists and audiences, presenting work by artists from different cultural and international perspectives who explore social and environmental issues through cross-disciplinary practice.
In 2020 Yasmin returned to freelance curating and consulting, and she is currently working with Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, the Seven Sisters Group, the Hepworth Gallery, and the UK contemporary print sector. Yasmin is also the Operations Director for People Dancing; a UK development organisation for participatory dance.
Her recent exhibition; Where to Stand in the Wind, featured work by Marion Coutts, Simon Faithfull, Regan Gentry, Inger Lise Hansen, Jess MacNeil, SUPERFLEX and Bill Viola’s The Night Journey, and highlighted ways artists collaborate with natural forces to examine our relationship with the environment.
Yasmin has curated and toured exhibitions to many UK galleries including Angel Row, Bury St Edmunds, Oriel Davis, Dundee Museum and Art Gallery, the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art, and Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, as well as a range of public spaces and online. Other experience includes leading a professional development programme for culturally diverse curators, before becoming Director of Fermynwoods Contemporary Art and then Director of Leicester Print Workshop.