Yasmeen M. Siddiqui is an editor, arts writer, and educator. Her articles and essays have been published by Phaidon, Samsung Museum of Art, Art Papers, Modern Painters, Flash Art, NKA, the Cairo Times, iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts), the Americas Society, Storefront for Art and Architecture, and Hyperallergic, among others.
She has received numerous fellowships and recognitions, including from the prestigious Ucross Foundation as a writing fellow. Her work with artists has been recognized by Independent Curators International and the Andy Warhol Foundation.
Yasmeen is the founding director of a small independent press based in the Hudson Valley, Minerva Projects, which publishes writings about contemporary culture with a focus on unorthodox and muted stories. She is also the faculty at Pratt Institute and serves as a board member of Voices in Contemporary Art (VoCA).
She is currently working on a character-driven narrative nonfiction book that stitches together people and stories of the Hudson Valley, drawing on extensive interviews and archival research.