Yasemin B. Duru (they/them), born 1991, is a multicultural interdisciplinary visual artist. Currently based in Vienna, Yasemin has personal ties to Turkey, Germany, Australia and continues to work with colleagues from around the world.
Yasemin has a BA in Visual Arts and Visual Communications Design from Sabanci University, Istanbul and is currently studying Digital Arts at die Angewandte in Vienna. Yasemin has also taken courses from The Animation Workshop, Viborg and from the Academy of Visionary Art, Vienna.
Yasemin has been, and continues to be active in various collectives and groups, focusing especially on environmetalism, lgbtqia+ rights, education, empowerment, and spirituality.
Yasemin has worked with a wide range of materials and techniques to create works in the form of paintings, photographs, sculptures, and installations. Themes explored in Yasemin’s work typically include perception, alternate states, and nature. Yasemin is especially fascinated by immersive works involving mirrors, light, and sound. Yasemin is an avid meditator and is a synesthete.
Yasemin is currently the Audiovisual Director of the Physical Theater Company Side Effect and is responsible for stage design, objects, light, and sound.
Yasemin is also a -wearer of many hats- assistant for the ViTra Academy (as well as crew member for the Vision Train) and has been assistant to prolific painters such as Stefan Lucas, Michael Fuchs, and Amanda Sage.
Yasemin sometimes does tarot performances and additionally is part of multiple other artist collaborations while continuing their own body of work.
selected Exhibitions & Events
2 YEARS - 5 CONTINENTS
Photography and Poetry Solo Exhibition, Enka Dr. Clinton Vickers Art Gallery, Istanbul 2009
THE LAST SUPPER
Installation / Sculpture - Group Exhibition, SU FASS Art Gallery, Istanbul 2013
FORM & FORMLESS & VEHICLE OF THE WILL
Painting - Group Exhibition, VAVA Cultural Space, Vienna 2019
LIVE PAINTING COLLABORATION
Live Painting Collaboration, Paradise Winter Festival, Vienna 2020
DISSOLUTION OF THE EGO
Painting - Group Exhibition, VAVA Cultural Space, Vienna 2020
Painting - Group Exhibition, Amanda Sage Online, Worldwide 2020
WOHER KOMMST DU?
Installation / Sculpture - Group Exhibition, Stand 129, Vienna 2021
HOW LONG ARE YOU PLANNING TO STAY?
Performance - Complicit Physical Theater Group, Brotfabrik, Vienna 2021
AUTHOR READING AND TALK WITH REYHAN ŞAHİN
Co-moderation - Panel, Akbild, Vienna 2021
CAN YOU TALK?
Performance WIP - Physical Theater Side Effect, Akbild, Vienna 2022
Tarot Performance, Exhibit Studio, Vienna 2022
UNITED FORTRESS OF EUROPE
Performance - Physical Theater Side Effect, Theater Odeon, Vienna 2022
THE VOXEL DILEMMA
Digital Installation / Sculpture - Group Exhibition, Digital Francisco Carolinum, Online 2023