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Yasmine Dainelli

MA work

Tottenham faces

This series of print look at Tottenham's past and present to explore the transitional state it is in currently and questions its future. Tottenham has the most multicultural postcode in the world and is one of London's poorest boroughs. Within the district, there are many different realities playing out at the same time. Many local communities have formed and the sense of community is strong across the district. Still, development in the area has often been inappropriate. Tottenham has had a turbulent history, and many ghosts of the past can still be felt generations later.

The works are based mostly upon housing estates and the key areas of Tottenham's current regeneration, including the Latin American Market and the area around the new Tottenham Hotspurs's football stadium. The use of architectural drawings underlines the influence of architecture on behaviour and community. In the works 'BWF - Freedom Road' and 'BWF -Tangmere block' the interplay of Broadwater Farm Estate with its brutalist architecture is the strongest example of this relationship. To what extent was this responsible for the riots of 1985 and 2011. Now in 2018, there is a new community and a new energy, yet the past lingers in the air.

As the sweeping regeneration plans get up to full speed, how will this new wave of architecture affect the many communities that have come to call this place home?


  • MA Degree


    School of Arts & Humanities


    MA Print, 2018

  • My practice is based in printmaking, drawing and photography. My varied knowledge of printmaking allows me to combine these three different mediums. My work is a result of this process. 

    My research, and focus of my practice, is the exploration and representation of territory linked to the theory of Psychogeography. 

    The act of portraying a space becomes part of the exploratory process with the aim to establish an empathic relationship with the place. 

    In my work I aspire to reflect the world's reality in its continuous temporal change by emphasizing the dialogue between memory and the future. As a space's architectural style, designed purpose and actual use change intermittently over time, I have combined images with overlaying and collage to try and capture the transitional nature of a space.

    Recently my research has been focused on different areas of London, trying to observe and represent Londoners in relation to architecture and communities they inhabit, contrasting the geometric rigidity of buildings with the organic flow of the people.

  • Degrees

  • BA Painting Fine Art, Accademia delle Belle Arti of Florence, 2012; Professional qualification on Printmaking, International Foundation of graphic art 'Il Bisonte', Florence, 2010
  • Experience

  • Etching short course's teacher, Il Bisonte, Florence, 2017; Artist-in-Residence, Roundabout.LX, Lisbon, 2015; Membership, SouthBank Printmakers Gallery, London 2015; Artist-in-Residence, Mnemonic City Florence, Florence 2014; Artist-in-Residence, Almanacco migratorio- visual art at Argentiera, Sassari, 2014; Keyholder, Thames Barrier Printmaking studio, London 2014; Artist-in-Residence, Pinetum 00, Villa Gaeta Moncioni, Arezzo, 2013
  • Exhibitions

  • Hold your horse, CGP Gallery, London, 2018; Pop Up India, ProudEast, London, 2017; OutPut, CGP Gallery, London, 2017; Personal Exhibition The people are the city, Burning Giraffe Art Gallery, Torino, 2016; Urban Intimacy, The Strand Gallery, London, 2015; Interfaces, Barbican Centre, London, 2015; The people are the city, The Others Art Fair, Turin, 2015; Artissima International fair of contemporary art, Gallery Derbylius, Torin 2014; Mnemonic City. Magma Collective in Florence, Biagiotti Progetto Art Galley, Florence, 2014; Un mare d'inchiostro, Accademia dele Arti del Disegno, Florence, 2013; Personal Exhibition White or Black, House of Vostrovska, Vyner street, London, 2013; Technohoros, Art Gallery of Athens, Athens, 2012
  • Awards

  • First Prize, International Prize Limen Arte, 2013; Second Prize, Estampadura Triennale européenne de l'estampe contemporaine, 2013
  • Publications

  • Rosanna Harper, L’arte di Yasmine, Citta’ ed emozioni incise sul Plexiglas, Il Tirreno, 18 settembre 2015.; Anna Behrmann, Artists playing with a virtual reality, What’s On Hackney Gazette, 20 August 2015, p. 3. mann, Artists playing with a virtual reality, What’s On Hackney Gazette, 20 August 2015, p. 3.; Anna Behrmann, Interfaces exhibition at Barbican: a virtual reality, Inslington Gazette 20 August 2015.