Heba Amin

Heba Y. Amin is an Egyptian visual artist and scholar whose work is embedded in extensive research addressing the convergence of politics, technology, and urbanism.  She is particularly interested in tactics of subversion and techniques used to undermine systems as well as topics surrounding critical spatial practice and critical geography. Amin received her MFA at the University of Minnesota and is a DAAD grant recipient (2010-2012), a Rhizome Commissions grant winner (2009) and a recent short-listed artist for the Artraker prize (2014). She is currently the curator of visual art for MIZNA journal (US), curator for the biennial residency program DEFAULT with Ramdom Association (IT) and co-founder of the Black Athena Collective. She is also one of the artists behind the subversive action on the set of the television series Homeland which received worldwide media attention and led to the making of the short film Homeland is not a Series produced by Field of Vision (The Intercept).

Amin’s artistic work has been shown worldwide with recent exhibitions at Dak’Art 2016 Biennale, the Marrakech Biennale 2016 Parallel Projects, the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, the Kunstverein Hamburg, Berlin Berlinale Forum Expanded (2014, 2016), and the IV Moscow International Biennale for Young Art. She also has an extensive repertoire in public speaking and performance lectures at various conferences and events. More information on her work can be found at www.hebaamin.com.

Amin is currently represented by Galeri Zilberman in Istanbul.