Member since: October 10, 2012
Yaminay Nasir Chaudhri is a visual artist interested in social practice. She actively works in public space and collaborates with communities in her two home countries. She was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan and has lived in the United States, her second home for almost 15 years. Chaudhri got a bachelors from the School of Architecture Art and Planning, Cornell University, and a Master of Fine Arts from the State University of New York at Albany. She draws on her personal experience as a migrant to study the emotional, political, and visual shapes of migration, creating intimate situations for the imagination of new homelands—without borders.
Chaudhri founded the Tentative Collective in December 2011, as a nomadic collective of people, constantly in flux, that regroups to create art interventions in public space.
The Tentative Collective, though a young organisation, has already been featured in newspaper articles in Pakistan, selected for the Syracuse International Film Festival, and won a juror's prize award at the Mohawk Hudson Regional Exhibition. The Tentative Collective's 'Mera Karachi Mobile Cinema' has been selected by Creative Time Reports to feature some of its work in New York. 'Mera Karachi Mobile Cinema' is a sponsored project of Artspire, a Program of NYFA, New York Foundation for the Arts.