Jasmine Wahi is the Holly Block Social Justice Curator at the Bronx Museum, an Activist, TEDx Speaker, and a Founder and Co-Director of Project for Empty Space. Her practice predominantly focuses on issues of femme 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 organization that creates multidisciplinary art exhibitions and programming that encourage social dialogue, education, and systemic change through the support of both artists and communities.
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. In 2018, she served as the Co-Chair “Rape, Radicality, and Representation” for the College Art Association’s “Day of Panels” with The Feminist Art Project (TFAP). organizing a day of intersectional feminist-based performances, films, and conversations. In 2019, she spoke at TEDxNJIT on the idea of Resilience. In 2020, she curated the two-part exhibition Abortion Is Normal, which received wide critical acclaim, and will be touring cross country as part of a campaign to get out the vote.
Ms. Wahi’s curatorial work has been featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Art News, Art Forum, Hyperallergic, Bloomberg, VICE, and NOWTHIS, to name a few.