A Kutchi Turk Indian, Amina Ahmed was born in East Africa and grew up in England. She graduated from the Winchester School of Art and the Chelsea School of Art; she received her MFA from the Royal College of Art, where she specialized in Visual Islamic and Traditional Arts and was award the Barakat Trust Prize for excellence. A visual artist, educator, and activist, Ahmed is a board member for the Muslim Women’s Institute for Research and Development, and Advisory board for Zanbeel Arts and Twelve Gates Gallery and Women’s Voices Now. Her projects are inspired by her interests in human rights and coalition-building. Her work has been exhibited in the U.S., South Asia, and Europe. Ahmed is a former studio member of the EFA NYC.