Jasmine Wahi

Wednesday, Nov. 3:

Jasmine Wahi is a Curator, Activist, and a Founder/Co-Director of Project for Empty Space. Her practice predominantly focuses on issues of femme empowerment, complicating binary structures within social discourses, and exploring multi-positional cultural identities through the lens of intersectional feminism. In 2010, Ms. Wahi Co-Founded Project For Empty Space, a not-for-profit organization that creates multidisciplinary art exhibitions and programming that encourage social dialogue, education, and systemic change through the support of both artists and communities. In 2015, Ms. Wahi joined Rebecca Jampol to open a brick and mortar gallery for PES Newark, NJ. She has organized numerous interventions and happenings as part of her social activist work including co-chairing “Rape, Radicality, and Representation” for the College Art Association’s “Day of Panels” with The Feminist Art Project (TFAP). In 2019, she spoke at TEDxNJIT on the idea of Resilience; in 2020, she curated the two-part exhibition Abortion Is Normal, which received wide critical acclaim, and will be touring cross country as part of a campaign to get out the vote. Ms. Wahi a faculty member at the School of Visual Art, a former board member of the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC), and a volunteer instructor for the Girls Educational Mentoring Services (GEMS) group.