Justine Youssef's practice is a response to site specific research into the social, cultural and political structures that shape moments and places. She uses private and public narratives to reveal the larger systems that condition our experiences, and understand the identity politics of communities in the diaspora.
Her research based approach is informed by experiences growing up in Western Sydney’s Arab diaspora, and her returns to ancestral lands. This lends the work to a range of disciplines including installation, scent, video, drawing and performance.
Since 2015, Youssef has maintained a collaboration with artist Duha Ali through a series of videos, installations and performances which draw on cartographic practices and transnational narratives.