Heba Amin

Artist talk

Artist Talk

Saturday 13 November 2021 from 14:00 – 16:00

Det Jyske Kunstakademi

In conjunction with Art Weekend Aarhus 2021, the Jutland Art Academy presents an Artist Talk with Heba Y. Amin, where she will discuss her artistic practice.

The talk will be in English.


Artist Heba Y. Amin engages with political themes and archival history, using mediums including film, photography, archival material, lecture performance and installation. Her artistic research addresses the convergence of politics, technology, and architecture, and takes a speculative, often satirical, approach to challenging narratives of conquest and control. She looks for tactics of subversion and other techniques to flip dominant historical narratives through a critical practice.

Amin is a Professor of Digital and Time-Based art at ABK-Stuttgart, the co-founder of the Black Athena Collective, curator of visual art for the MIZNA journal, and currently sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Digital War. She was awarded the 2020 Sussmann Artist Award for artists committed to the ideals of democracy and antifascism, and was selected as a Field of Vision Fellow, NYC (2019).

Amin’s work has been shown in numerous exhibitions including The Mosaic Rooms, London (2021), the Böttcherstrasse Prize Exhibition, Bremen (2018), Eye Film Museum, Amsterdam (2020), Quai Branly Museum, Paris (2020), MAXXI Museum, Rome (2018), Liverpool Biennial (2021), 10th Berlin Biennale (2018), 15th Istanbul Biennale (2017), and 12th Dak’Art Biennale (2016), to name a few. Her latest publication, Heba Y. Amin: The General’s Stork (ed. Anthony Downey) was recently published by Sternberg Press (2020) and her works and interventions have been covered by The New York Times, The Guardian, the Intercept, and BBC among others.

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. Born in Egypt, Amin is today based in Berlin.

Heba Amin will also speak about her research at Aesthetic Seminar at Aarhus University on 11 November from 1-3 pm.

This event is a part of Art Weekend Aarhus 2021