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Heba Amin is a young Egyptian artist whose work addresses the role of urban environment on human behavior.
Heba’s early work revolved around the theme of Bedouin women and the effect of urbanization on Bedouin culture, after she spent time with different Bedouin tribes. She has produced many drawings, paintings, photography, installations, interactive media and projections which have been exhibited throughout the US. She recently illustrated an award-winning children’s book that profiles women role models from the Muslim World titled Extraordinary Women in the Muslim World. Her work is also featured on the WISE website.
Heba says about Muslim women, “The image of Muslim women in the United States is of veiled, oppressed people who have no voice. But in fact, Muslim women have a long history of remarkable achievements.”
Heba was born and raised in Cairo. She moved to the US where she attended Macalester College in Minnesota to study Studio Art. She is currently teaching at the American University in Cairo.
Heba Amin’s website
Heba Amin on Extraordinary Women in the Muslim World
Interview with Heba Amin