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Yasmine Espert

Art History


Yasmine Espert’s research interests include the Caribbean and its diaspora. Her publications on film, photography and the African diaspora are “Blood, Fire and Interiority in Horace Ové’s Pressure” (Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art), “Can Photography Be Decolonial?” (Public Books), and “Listening to Revolution” (Artpress). She is working on her first book project, which is under contract at Duke University Press. Her research is supported by the American Council of Learned Societies, the University of Michigan, Fulbright and Columbia University, where she received a doctorate in art history.

With the support of Small Axe: A Caribbean Platform for Criticism, she curated made vulnerable – an online exhibition for sx visualities. She has taught for the AUC Art History + Curatorial Studies Collective in the Department of Art & Visual Culture at Spelman College and École normale supérieure. She looks forward to joining the B2F cohort and UIC’s Department of Art History.