Born in Sydney, New South Wales, lives and works in Sydney, New South Wales.
Justine Youssef is a contemporary artist who is currently living and working on the unceded territory of the Darug people. Her practice is site-responsive and attentive to her respective origins in South-West Asia. She works across multiple disciplines through her artistic practice, including performance, video, scent and collaboration. The work is rooted in research into moments and places which allow her to move through questions surrounding neo-colonial rhetoric, feminist lenses, and diasporic and material exchanges.
Youssef presented her first solo exhibition All Blessings, All Curses at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art in 2018, as well as a collaborative solo exhibition at Seventh Gallery with Duha Ali. This year she is participating in the Parramatta Artist Studios studio program to present projects at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Bundoora and Peacock Gallery, Auburn, while working on the board of directors at Firstdraft. Simultaneous to this, she is a founding co-director of Pari, a new Artist-Run-Initiative dedicated to contributing to the cultural life of Western Sydney.