Yassmin Forte was born in 1980 in Quelimane, Zambézia, and has lived in Maputo since 1986. She has a degree in Communication Sciences, Public Relations and Journalism at Instituto Superior Politécnico e Universitário (ISPU) in Maputo. With 11 years of professional experience in Mozambique, Portugal, Cape Verde and Brazil, in urban and rural contexts, Forte is passionate about art and cultural diversity. Solo exhibitions include On the Stage and In Stage 1 at BCI Mediateca, Mulheres com Pinta at Livraria Minerva and Kinani at Galeria INATEL Porto. She has participated in several collective exhibitions and photography workshops over the last 8 years, and curated the UN Women Photography Contest at the Franco-Mozambican Cultural Center in Maputo/Mozambique, and Homage to Jorge Almeida (in collaboration with photographer Filipe Branquinho ) at the Franco-Mozambican Cultural Centre, Maputo/Mozambique,"Olhar da Rapariga", Photography Workshop that resulted in an Exhibition in Maputo and Marracuene, Mozambique; Photography Contests "PhotoVoice - Women and Security in Times of Covid 19" by Young Women Leaders, Maputo, Mozambique; Photo Contests "European Union and Mozambique Together"/In Celebration of Europe Week, Maputo, Mozambique; Participated in 3 Artistic Residencies, Catchupa Factory Artist Residencies (New Photographers)- Cape Verde, Gineceu/Legado (Women's Residency) - Maputo, Up Cycle (Audio visual Creative Residency) - Maputo
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