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Yasmien Mackay

b. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 1997. Lives in Durban.

Yasmien Mackay utilizes non-traditional media (digital photography/ video/ printing, and found objects/ installation) to explore and provoke responses to questions of patriarchy, culture, language and identity in contemporary society. A graduate of DUT, Mackay has been exhibiting her work since 2016.

Group exhibitions

2020:  An_Unfurling, Young Artist Project. KZNSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa.

2019:  When Thoughts Become Things. Durban Art Gallery, Durban, South Africa.

2019:  Zeitgeist Africa. Durban University of Technology Gallery, Durban, South Africa.

2019:  Entrepreneurship Through the Arts. Durban International Convention Centre, Durban, South Africa.

2019:  Emma Smith Nominee Exhibition. Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa.

2018:  DUT Fine Art & Jewellery Design Graduate Exhibition. KZNSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa.

2018:  SHIFT. DISREGARD. RETHINK. Durban University of Technology Gallery, Durban, South Africa.

2018:  DOES THIS OFFEND YOU?  BAT Centre, Durban, South Africa.

2016:  National Creative Arts Youth Festival. Durban University of Technology Gallery, Durban, South Africa.

2016:  New Beginners. Durban Art Space, Durban, South Africa.

Education

2019:  Bachelor of Technology in Fine Art (cum laude),  Durban University of Technology.

Awards

2019:  Fine Art Excellence Award ( Fourth Year Top Student).

2018:  Fine Art Excellence Award ( Third  Year Top Student).

2018:  Dean’s Merit Award for National Diploma in Fine Art.

2017:  Fine Art Excellence Award ( Second Year Top Student).

2016:  Third Place in the National Creative Arts Youth Festival.

2016:  Fine Art Excellence Award (First Year Top Student).