Amina Ahmed was born in Africa and is a Kutchi Turk Indian. She grew up in England and has lived in Iran and the USA. Amina is a graduate of Winchester School of Art and the Chelsea School of Art. She received her MFA from the Royal College of Art (1991), where she studied Visual Islamic and Traditional Arts and was awarded the Barakat Trust prize for excellence.
A visual artist, educator, curator and activist, Amina’s projects are inspired by her interests in human rights and coalition-building. She has worked with several non-profit art institutions in the US and UK. Her work has been exhibited widely, including at the Africa Centre UK, Queens Museum NY, Lincoln Center NY, The National Building Museum DC, The Jersey City Museum NJ, The RCA UK, The 2010 Slick Art Fair, Paris and The 2011 India Art Summit. Ahmed is currently a member of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts NY. Her wisdom and support has been an integral contribution to WVN's mission.