Heba Y. Amin (1980, Cairo) received her Master of Arts degree in New Media Art and Interactive Design at the University of Minnesota. She is a lecturer at Bard College Berlin and doctorate fellow in Art History at Freie Universitaet.
Amin’s work is embedded in extensive research and a studio practice that looks at the convergence of politics, technology, and architecture. Working with various media, her work investigates the impact of infrastructure on the human psyche through junctures, glitches and flawed memory. Her work highlights and engages with narratives of national sovereignty, often in contested territories and especially questions methodological assumptions embedded within Western historiography. She is particularly interested in tactics of subversion and other techniques used to undermine systems as well as topics related to critical spatial practice.
Amin has had recent exhibitions at the 15th Istanbul Biennale, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin, Kalmar Art Museum Sweden, La Villette Paris, FACT Liverpool, Kunsthalle Wien, the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, the Kunstverein in Hamburg, Camera Austria, Berlin Berlinale 9th Forum Expanded Exhibition, and the IV Moscow International Biennale for Young Art. She also has an extensive repertoire in public speaking and has published several works.
Amin has received many grants, including the Rhizome Commissions grant. She was a recent resident artist at the renowned Künstlerhaus Bethananien residency program in Berlin. Furthermore, Amin is also one of the artists behind the subversive graffiti action on the set of the television series “Homeland” which received worldwide media attention.
Amin lives and works in Berlin