Jasmine Wahi is a Curator, Activist, and a Founder and Co-Director of Project for Empty Space. Her practice predominantly focuses on issues of female empowerment, complicating binary structures within social discourses, and exploring multipositional cultural identities through the lens of intersectional feminism. In 2010, Ms. Wahi Co-Founded Project For Empty Space, a not-for-profit nomadic organization that creates multidisciplinary art exhibitions and programming that encourage social dialogue, education, and systemic change through the support of both artists and communities. In 2015, Ms. Wahi joined Rebecca Jampol to open a brick and mortar gallery for PES Newark, NJ.
Though she does not consider herself to be an artist, Ms. Wahi has organized numerous interventions and happenings as part of her social activist work. She will be serving as the Co-Chair for the College Art Association's "Day of Panels" for The Feminist Art Project (TFAP) in 2018, organizing a day of intersectional feminist based performances, films, and conversations.
In addition to her other work, Ms. Wahi a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts: MFA Fine Arts department, where she teaches a seminar on Intersectional Feminism and Art Making Praxis, and is a thesis advisor. She is a current board member of SPEAK Mentorship, a former board member of the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC), and a volunteer instructor for the Girls Educational Mentoring Services (GEMS) group.
Ms. Wahi’s curatorial work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Vogue India, Hyperallergic, Whitewall Magazine, ArtNet, and ArtNews to name a few.