Heba Amin

Heba Y. Amin is a visual artist and currently a BGSMSC doctorate fellow of art history at Freie Universität, Berlin. Her theoretical interests are in critical spatial practices, media theory and aesthetics. Her doctoral research particularly centers on questions of power in the age of technology and the role of visual representation in conflict territory and zones of transmigration. It addresses the range of artistic practices (particularly in the Middle East) that propose new political imaginations and alternative possibilities of belonging through technology. Amin is the co-founder of the Black Athena Collective, an experimental artistic lab that focuses on architectures of migrancy in the Red Sea region from Eritrea to Egypt. She is also the curator of visual art for the MIZNA journal (US) and curator for the biennial residency program DEFAULT with Ramdom Association (IT). 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. She is currently lecturing at Bard College Berlin.