Black Athena Collective
Sat 24 February 2018, 14.00-15.00
La Maimouna, Marrakech http://1-54.com/marrakech/forum/

A Puntite man walking a Papio hamadryas baboon (Edwards (1891)).

Contemporary understandings of the Red Sea region are fixed to territorial affinities that are entangled in colonial logics. Given the recent discovery linking Egypt to Eritrea through ancient mummified baboons, Black Athena Collective (Dawit Petros and Heba Amin) investigates contemporary geographies using an alternative conceptual framework. Archeological and forensic approaches to mobility with an array of visual forms converge into an expanded performance of history.

This event is part of FORUM, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair’s programme of talks, performances and screenings.

SFX 2017 “The Revolution will not be Televised”

The Revolution will not be Televised
Sound Effects Seoul 2017-18
December 8, 2017–January 31, 2018

Arko Art Center
1-130 Dongsung-dong
110-809 Seoul
South Korea

Participants: Halil Altindere, Heba Y. Amin, Bang Jun Suk+Fahrettin Orenli, Wesley Goatley, Youngmean Kang, Kichul Kim, Youngsup Kim, Byungjun Kwon, Chunghyung Lee, Mari Matsutoya, Christof Migone + Marla Hlady, Yangachi, YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES + Takuji Kogo
Directors: Baruch Gottlieb, Ji Yoon Yang
More information: http://www.sfxseoul.org/

Miami Art Week, UNTITLED 2017

“The Earth is an Imperfect Ellipsoid” at Untitled Miami is featured in Monica Uszerowicz’s article in Hyperallergic for Miami Art Week. Read full article here: Timely, Exciting Work by Women Artists at Miami Art Week

Centre Pompidou: Global Collective “Cosmopolis”

Cosmopolis, a program by curator Cathrine David.
November 11, 2017

Cultural Subversion as Artistic Practice, by Heba Y. Amin
The Centre Pompidou presents the first edition of Cosmopolis, a new platform that highlights research-based artistic practices and a renewed engagement with theories of cosmopolitanism. Through micro-residencies, research, exhibitions, talks, performances, and screenings, Cosmopolis highlights a spectrum of creative approaches that are both rooted in a particular context and engage in international conversations, reflecting on cultural translation and the situatedness of knowledge.

“We could write a global history of thinking and modern art based on the numerous collaborations developed between artists and other cultural players since the late 19th century, in highly varied geo-cultural areas. Closer to our times, numerous projects involving reflection and collective action have explored the inspirations and conditions for shared creativity in political, social and sensitive contemporary contexts. As part of this discursive programme, we want to host singular projects from highly diverse cultures, highlighting interdisciplinarity and the complex arrangement of multiple areas of knowledge (geography, urban planning, anthropology, sociology, philosophy and geopolitics) to propose new sensitive, cognitive configurations.” – Catherine David


My work has been featured in PANTA Magazine’s 12th issue, interview by Roxanne Goldberg, photos by Mathew Coleman

PANTA “features the work of emerging artists and writers and focuses on artistic and cultural initiatives that have the power to take on social, cultural and environmental issues. Art is for everyone, but often limited to an elite in the spaces of galleries, museums, theatres and concert halls. PANTA’s mission is to break this ideology and create a platform to support projects by creative talents who use their craft – be it street art, photography, design, illustration, writing, music, performance, architecture and other creative vocations – to try to make a positive impact on society. PANTA is a sum of concepts that can build, if not a better, then at least a more conscious and fairer art world for everyone.”

Get your issue here: https://www.pantamagazine.com/shop/

Digital Cultures Research Lab Fellow

Digital Cultures Research Lab Fellow

I am honored to be invited as a fellow at the Digital Cultures Research Lab at Leuphana University in winter…

Is Hollywood too close to the military? Upfront with Mehdi Hasan

“Many US films and television shows produced by the Hollywood studios in the past few decades, such as popular shows like 24 and Homeland, highlight the dilemmas and struggles faced by the US military and intelligence agencies.”