Yasmin Sharabi was born in Athens, Greece in 1981. Her mother is American, from South Dakota, and her father is Palestinian. Her family moved to Bahrain in 1989, where they eventually became Bahraini citizens.

She holds an MA in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute, London (2006) and a BA in Studio Art/ Art History, Minor in Psychology, Concordia University, Montreal (2004).

Yasmin was Assistant Manager of Cuadro Fine Art Gallery in Dubai until 2009, when she returned to Bahrain to manage an art space in the Bahrain Financial Harbour. Over the years, she worked on various creative events, encouraging and promoting emerging artists in Bahrain. In 2014, she curated an exhibition with 40 artists from Gaza, in Ramallah, Palestine. She also participated in the Lamu Art Project, with Lisson Gallery owner, Nicholas Logsdail, in 2014 and 2015.

She currently holds the position of Director of the RAK Art Foundation and continues to work with artist and collector Shaikh Rashid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, project managing his exhibitions and overseeing his private collection.

Yasmin is an artist and curator whose work acknowledges the complexities of identity by exploring aspects of heritage, inheritance, and culture, and documenting where these overlap and intersect, to create new narratives.

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