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 structures that condition our experiences, and understand the identity politics of communities in the diaspora. This lends the work to a range of disciplines including installation, scent, video, drawing and text. 

She has participated in group exhibitions in Sydney at spaces such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Bankstown Art Center, Bankstown; 475 King Street, Newtown; and Lilac City Studios, Surry Hills. Her work has also been featured in Antidote’s Moving Nations 2017, Collab Gallery, Chippendale.  Her work can be found in the collections of the National Association for the Visual Arts; the National Art School Drawing Archive; and the Sydney Gallery School.

Since 2015,  Youssef  has maintained a collaboration with artist Duha Ali through a series of videos and installations which draw on cartographic practices and transnational narratives.