Winner of the 2019 Anni and Heinrich Sussmann Artist Award

Heba Y. Amin

The Sussmann Foundation awards Heba Y. Amin the International Anni and Heinrich Sussmann Award for 2019

Heba Y. Amin grounds her work in extensive research that looks at the convergence of politics, technology, and architecture. Techno-utopian ideas, as manifest in characteristic machines of colonial soft power, are at the heart of Amin’s work. Starting from the idea that landscape is an expression of dominant political power, Heba Y. Amin looks for tactics of subversion and other techniques to undermine consolidated systems and flip historical narratives through critical spatial practice.

Amin teaches at Bard College Berlin, is a doctorate fellow in art history at Freie Universität, and a current Field of Vision fellow in NYC. She is the co-founder of the Black Athena Collective, the curator of visual art for the MIZNA journal (US), and co-curator for the biennial residency program DEFAULT with Ramdom Association (11). She has had recent exhibitions at the 10th Berlin Biennale, 15th Istanbul Biennale. Künstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin, Kalmar Art Museum Sweden, La Villette Paris, FACT Liverpool, Kunsthalle Wien. The Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, the Kunstverein in Hamburg, Camera Austria, Berlin Berlinale 9th Forum Expanded Exhibition, and the IV Moscow International Biennale for Young Art. Amin also has an extensive repertoire in public speaking and was a recent resident artist at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien residency program in Berlin. 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.

Heba Y. Amin lives and works in Berlin.

Website of Heba Y. Amin

The artist will receive the award on Thursday, March 19, 2020 in the Vienna Secession after she gives an artist talk.

March 19, 2020 / 19:30h / Wiener Secession