Winner of the 2017 Middlebrook Prize for the project My curiosities are not your curios
My curiosities are not your curios examines what it means to collect objects through the work of artists for whom collecting is a creative practice. Nurming-Por has selected contemporary artists from across North America whose “collections” address the politics of display, exploring how these systems can also be used to present alternative narratives.
Yasmin Nurming-Por is a curator, writer and educator based in Banff, Alberta. She holds a B.A. Honours in Art History from the University of British Colombia (2011) and a M.A. in Art History from the University of Toronto (2013). Her recent curatorial projects include: ARCTICNOISE (2015-2016), At Sea (2015), and Blind White (2015). Her writing has appeared in Drain Magazine, c magazine, Inuit Art Quarterly, esse, and thisistomorrow. From 2014-2016, Yasmin was a sessional instructor in Art History at Humber College in Toronto. She is currently engaged in the Curatorial Research Practicum at the Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, and will be curating an upcoming exhibition there as well as Video Pool in Winnipeg.
Blood Sweat Tears tackles urgent, enduring questions of labour and the body. They ask: how can we re-think notions of work and productivity, and how bodies move and interact with space and materials?