Osman Yousefzada


Country: UK

Osman Yousefzada was born in Birmingham to migrant parents who were illiterate both in English and their mother tongue. An artist and writer who studied at SOAS and Central Saint Martins, he has an MPhil from Cambridge University. His visual art practice – of sculpture, moving image and textile installation – has been showcased in international programmes at the Whitechapel Gallery, MCA Sydney, Dhaka Art Summit, Ikon, V&A and more. He has made clothes for Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwen Stefani, Emma Watson and many more., His experience within the fashion industry continues to inform the politics of his practice concerned with the rights of the anonymous worker and disposable consumerism. He edits The Collective and has written for Vogue, the Guardian and Observer. Osman is currently a research practitioner at the Royal College of Art and visiting fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge. The Go-Between was longlisted for the Polari First Book Prize in 2022.

Lahir di Birmingham dari orang tua migran yang tunaaksara dalam bahasa Inggris dan bahasa ibu mereka. Osman Yousefzada adalah seniman dan desainer interdisipliner yang telah belajar di Sekolah Studi Oriental dan Afrika di London dan Central Saint Martins, dan memegang gelar Magister Filsafat dari Universitas Cambridge. Ia telah berpameran di institusi internasional termasuk Galeri Whitechapel, Lahore Biennale, V&A, Cincinnati Art Museum dan banyak lagi. Di antara nominasi penghargaan mode lainnya, ia telah dianugerahi penghargaan British Fashion Council’s New Generation yang bergengsi selama tiga musim. Lini pakaian Osman Yousefzada dijual secara internasional dan dikenakan oleh selebriti termasuk Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwen Stefani, dan lainnya. Ia mengedit The Collective, jurnal lintas disiplin yang menampilkan seniman, penulis, dan materi iklan lainnya, dan telah menulis untuk VOGUE, The Guardian, dan Observer.

Appearing in

Main Program | In Conversation with Osman Yousefzada

British activist, interdisciplinary artist, and celebrated designer Osman Yousefzada, discusses his first book, The Go-Between, a uniquely observed memoir of his childhood growing up between worlds in a closed migrant community. …


Main Program | Parallel Lives: Living Between Cultures

How do we create belonging and space for ourselves to feel a sense of inclusion? Our speakers come together to discuss their experiences of living between cultures and the importance …


Main Program | Sustainability in Creative Practice

Environmental sustainability is something to keep at the heart of anything we do. How can we form an environmentally friendly creative practice, and how does this shape and transform the …