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Yasmin Nurming-Por - Middlebrook Prize Winners. Banff, AB, CA

Yasmin Nurming-Por

Curator, Writer and Researcher | Middlebrook Prize Winners


Yasmin is the 2017 winner of the Middlebrook Prize





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Industry Expertise (4)


Fine Art


Writing and Editing

Areas of Expertise (4)

Project Management



Public Programming

Accomplishments (1)

2017 Middlebrook Award for Young Canadian Curators (professional)

Juried annual award provided to a young Canadian curator to produce an exhibition at the Art Gallery of Guelph

Education (2)

University of Toronto: M.A., Modern and Contemporary Art: Eastern Europe and Latin America 2013

University of British Columbia: B.A., rt History, Women’s and Gender Studies 2010

Affiliations (6)

  • Exhibition, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity Exhibition, November 2017 (forthcoming) : Curator
  • Video Pool On-line Screening, Winnipeg, MB, September 2017 (forthcoming) : Curator
  • Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, AB : Curatorial Research Practicum
  • Charles Stankievech, Toronto, ON, 2016-2017 : Artist Assistant
  • Abbas Akhavan, Toronto, ON, 2015-2017 : Artist Assistant
  • Humber College, Sessional Faculty

Media Appearances (2)

ISEA2015 artist Geronimo Inutiq blends new media with a '60s radio documentary to create ARCTICNOISE

The Georgia Straight  


Inutiq’s unique approach and background drew the interest of curators Yasmin Nurming-Por and Britt Gallpen, who then submitted the installation to grunt gallery, where the piece is now on display...

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Toronto’s big, beautiful, bifurcated canvas has art fairs going head to head

The Globe and Mail  


The gallery, which represents the likes of Kim Adams and Garry Neill Kennedy, passed on AT last October not out of any antipathy but because it had earlier “decided to alternate its arts fair program strategy” between Canada one year and other countries the next,” says Diaz exhibitions head Yasmin Nurming-Por. Accordingly, in 2013, it rented booths at Expo Chicago and Artissima Turin, and “we’ve applied for international fairs [in 2015].”...

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Conferences (5)

Curatorial talk with Britt Gallpen and Geronimo Inutiq for ImagineNative’s Art Crawl

ImagineNativeFestival, TSV, 2015  Toronto, Ontario

Paper: “New forms, ARCTICNOISE”

SEA, Terminus: Archives, Ephemera and Electronic Art, Presented by Ethnographic Terminalia and grunt gallery, 2015  Vancouver, British Columbia

Curatorial talk with Britt Gallpen at public event in response to the opening of ARCTICNOISE at grunt gallery

RCTICNOISE + Indigenous New Media, grunt gallery, 2015  Vancouver, British Columbia

Paper: “Language in Landscape: The Politics of Framing Yugoslavia’s Spomenik Post ‘89

University of Toronto Art History Symposium, 2013  Toronto, Ontario

Paper: “A Response to Conceptual Paternity: Theoretical Labour Pains in the Tautological and Entropic Structures of Robert Smithson, Lawrence Weiner and Robert Rauschenberg

University of British Columbia Art History Symposium, 2011  Vancouver, British Columbia