Yas Lime : A response from Yas Lime for the Life in Lockdown Project

Yas Lime

Yas Lime is an early career artist-curator. They have begun to carve out a space in the DIY art scenes of Brighton and Birmingham and are currently working as an artist-curator at Eastside Projects, Birmingham. In the work made In response to the Covid 19 pandemic and lockdown they focussed on their homelife and relationships made against a backdrop of chaos, rushing and adjustment to a new job and new home.

A response from Yas Lime for the Life in Lockdown Project

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Artist Statement [read more] I have always been a chaotic person – my mums favourite phrase to tell me is “don’t rush!” These past few months I have been rushing. This time has been hectic; a house move, starting a new job, acquiring a new studio – all in the middle of a pandemic.

I made polaroid photographs of people and a failed, burnt polaroid. These capture people’s personalities on film. I have felt it easier to create art on my phone during this period and have photographed my partner and made self-portraits. There is a self-portrait after I had done my makeup – taken from my bed, a photo of my hand holding a spoon for some birthday cake, and a photograph of text collage (made by me) which reads “I feel so useless.”


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Yas Lime is an early career artist-curator. Their emerging CV includes; Online Workshop Facilitator – Making History @ Queer Youth Project London, Artist in Residence – Recipes for Resistence, Ort Gallery, Making History – Workshop faciliator, Gap Arts. They have curated It can be like this at Flat 8 Gallery Birmingham, a collection of ephemera including artwork, exhibition guides and found objects. They are a founding member of SAAC – South Asian Arts Collective – based in the West Midlands and curated SAAC’s first show where poets, mixed media artists and photographers were represented. They first exhibited at Guzel Sannat, Jubilee Library Brighton, showcasing four young and upcoming artists in the windows of Jubilee Library. They are a Southside Producer at Beatfreeks and previously were a Public Programmes Intern at Tate Modern and Tate Britain, 2018.



Image Credit: Yas Lime

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