b. Cairo, Egypt 1980
Amin currently teaches at the University of Applied Sciences Berlin (HTW) and lives between Berlin and Cairo.
Master of Fine Art (terminal degree), Interactive Design, 2005-2009
College of Design, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Thesis: "Fragmented City: Visualizing the City-Psyche Relationship of Cairo"
Advisor: Steven McCarthy
Certificate in New Media, 2009
Transart Institute, Berlin, Germany
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Drawing/Painting, 2004-2005
Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Apprenticeship in Painting, 2002-2003
Post-Graduate Study under Macalester Professor Christine Willcox
Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota
Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art, 1998-2002
Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota
2010-12 DAAD Stipendium German Academic Exchange Service, Berlin, Germany
2009/10 Rhizome Commissions Program Grant Rhizome, New York, NY "The Conceptual Tourist"
2008 Block Grant Fund Grant Graduate Student Grant, University of Minnesota
2007 Mizna Re-Granting Program, Artist Grant Mizna, Minneapolis, MN
2004 Metropolitan Regional Arts Council Community Arts Grant Minneapolis, Minnesota
1998-2002 DeWitt Walllace Scholarship Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota
Book Awards, “Extraordinary Women from the Muslim World”
2009 Skipping Stones Honor Award: Winner, Multicultural and International Awareness category
2008 Middle East Book Award: Winner, Youth Non-Fiction category
2008 National Best Book Award: Winner, Religion: Islam category
2008 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards: Winner, Moonbeam Peacemaker Award category
2011 DEFAULT Masterclass in Residence: On Art, Cities and Regeneration Ramdom, Lecce, Italy
2011 Art and Politics Platforma 11, Leipzig, Germany
2011 Photographing the City with Rana ElNemr Contemporary Image Collective Cairo, Egypt
2010 Windows Project with Aras Ozgun Cairo, Egypt
2005 Women’s Art Institute MCAD, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2004 The Creative Community Leadership Institute Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2013 19th International Symposium on Electronic Art Sydney, Australia (upcoming)
2013 The Hybrid City II: Subtle rEvolutions Athens, Greece (upcoming)
2013 re:publica 13 Berlin, Germany (upcoming)
2013 Recording Against Regimes Bayt Al Sinnari, Cairo, Egypt
2012 Critical Information Conference School of Visual Arts, NY, USA
2012 Re:Publica Conference Berlin, Germany
2012 State of the World Week, "Censorship" ECLA Bard in Berlin
2011 Art in Revolution University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2011 The Egyptian Revolution and its Historical Context PROGRAM, The Public School, Berlin, Germany
2009 Minneapolis Art on Wheels Townhouse Gallery, American University of Cairo, Cairo Egypt
2005 Heba Amin Lecture St. Cloud University, St. Cloud, Minnesota
2004-09 Moving Lives Speakers Bureau Intermedia Arts/MN Advocates for Human Rights, Mpls, MN
2011 Falling Walls Conference Berlin, Germany (invitee)
2009 WISE Conference, Women's Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (invitee)
2013 Pioneering Values WRO 15th Media Art Biennale Wroclaw, Poland (upcoming)
2013 Subtle rEvolutions The Hybrid City II Athens, Greece (upcoming)
2013 Recording Against Regimes Darb1718 Contemporary Art and Culture Center, Cairo, Egypt
2012 Letters From the Field Node Center Resident Curators Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
2012 (Is there) Light in outer space? exUrban Screens Melbourne, Australia
2012 The Download: My love for you, Egypt, increases by the day Rhizome, "The Download" NY, USA
2012 It’s in the ‘Can’ curated by Gülsen Bal Open Space Systems, Zentrum Für Kunstprojekte Vienna, Austria
2011 Let's Get Ready Pixxelpoint New Media Art Festival Nova Gorica/Gorizia, Slovenia
2011 Mizna's 7th Twin Cities Arab Film Festival Minneapolis, MN
2011 Fluid Spaces curated by Charlotte Bank Alfilm Arabisches Film Festival Berlin/ifa Galerie Berlin, Germany
2011 Northern Spark Macalester College, St. Paul, MN
2011 1256 Stunden Schein Industriesalon Schöneweide, Berlin, Germany
2010 Exhibition ONE: zero gravity International Women Artist’s Salon, NY, NY
2010 Windows: Collaborative Multichannel Video Installation Townhouse Rooftop, Cairo, Egypt
2009 White Desert Projection White Desert, Egypt (projection with members of Minneapolis Art on Wheels)
2008 Root Shock Obsidian Arts Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2008 MAW X Country MN to San Jose, CA Zero 1 New Media Festival, San Jose, CA
2007 Latitudes Mizna Granting Program, California Building Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2006 Praxis/Practice. Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2006 Tekween: Making Art in Arabic. Center for Independent Artists, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2006 Global Unity: A Coming Together of Cultures Through Artists Minneapolis Mosaic Minneapolis, Minnesota
2006 Prism of Longing. The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, Wisconsin
2006 Immigrant Status: Faith in Women Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2006 Heba Amin Atwood Gallery, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota
2005 Haneen: Between Home and Homeland Mira Gallery, El Colegio, Minneapolis, MN
2005 9 Degrees: Post-Baccalaureate Exhibition 2005 Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2004 Mideast-Midwest: A Tesselation of Artists Mira Gallery, El Colegio, Minneapolis, MN
2003 Revealing Truths: Muslim Women Artists The Anne C. Fisher Gallery, Washington, D.C
2003 Revealing Truths: Muslim Women Artists A Ramona Studio, NY, NY
2002 Arab Eye Babylon Art & Cultural Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2002 Senior Art Show Macalester College Art Gallery, St. Paul, Minnesota
Press and Interviews
2012 Ahram Online Light in outer space: Egypt's revolution at Australia's digital arts festival, Sara Elkamel.
2012 Deutsche Welle Arabic Germany: Young Women of Arab Origins Choose Art as the Language of Expression, Abderrahmane Ammar.
2012 Rhizome Artist Profile: Heba Amin, Yin Ho.
2011 TC Daily Planet Mizna's Arab Film Fest panel discussion: The politics of art in revolution, Will Wright.
2009 Minnesota Women’s Press Powerful Portraits: Heba Amin gives faces to extraordinary Muslim women, Norma Smith Olson.
2009 The Star Tribune Putting a face on Role Models, Jeff Strickler.
2008 Encyclopedia of Arab American Artists Heba Amin, Fayeq S Oweis.
2005 Muslims Weekly Focus on Contemporary Muslim Art-An Interview with Heba Amin, Adrienne Haywood-James.
2005 Minnesota Women’s Press Home is Where the Art is: Arab-American Artists Explore Their Longing for Home, Kelly Westhoff.
2004 Mcubed Magazine Bridging Gaps Artistically. Ayesha Azhar.
2003 Asma Society Desert Rose: Breaking Boundaries with Heba Amin, Mehmet Dede.
2009 Journal of the New Media Caucus "Fragmented City: Visualizing the City/Psyche Relationship of Cairo"