Yassine Ben Abdallah is a designer & artist based between La Réunion and The Netherlands. His work focuses on unearthing the unheard stories of our time. His research-based practice raises societal questions around issues of heritage, cultural identity, and belonging. More specifically, he addresses the historical and contemporary afterlife of the colonial wounds in postcolonial societies. Yassine tells and gives shape to per­sonal and col­lec­tive stories through objects, installations, writings, and performances.

Maria Lugones Decolonial Summer School, Utrecht University & Van Abbe Museum (Eindhoven, NL)
M.A. GEO–Design, Design Academy Eindhoven (Eindhoven, NL)
*Cum Laude
DUAL M.A. Innovation & Digital transformation in Design,
Sciences Po /Strate design (Paris, FR)
*Cum Laude
M.A. Communications, Media & Creative Industries, Sciences Po (Paris, FR)
B.A. Humanities, Sciences Po (Paris, FR)
October 2022
‘The Bittersweet Memory of the Plantation’, Dutch Design Week
(Eindhoven, NL)
November 2021
‘Mutual Core’, FRAC Réunion (St Denis, RUN)
October 2021
‘Camera Control Receiver’ GEO–Design, Milano Design Film Festival
(Milano, IT)
‘Plantation of the Mind’ Dutch Design Week (Eindhoven, NL)
June 2021
‘The Bitterness of Sugar’ at Pedagogies of the Sea, MAAT (Lisboa, PT)
July 2020
‘Ilet la mer’, La Friche (Le Port, RUN)
October 2022
‘Learning with’ a symposium by Formafantasma, Dutch Design Week (Eindhoven, NL)
August 2022
‘Decolonizing the museum’ at School of the Untold, Kunstgewerbemuseum (Dresden, DE)
June 2022
‘Disappearing of a Nation’ at PRADA FRAMES (Milano,IT)
Gijs Bakker award, Dutch Design Week, 2022
Best Thesis award, Design Academy Eindhoven, 2022
Form: ,N°299, The Unbearable Sweetness of Sugar, 2023
Étapes: ,N°270, Introduire l'identité créole au musée, 2022
Designo, A Question of Preservation, 2022
NRC, The Bittersweet Memory of the Plantation, 2022

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