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Amina Ahmed

The Lover and the Beloved

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Lot No# AB2011

Amina Ahmed
The Lover and the Beloved
Ink on Paper
30” x 22”
Signed: On the back, right hand corner
Work done in 2010 


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. Ahmed 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 specialized in Visual Islamic and Traditional Arts and was awarded the Barakat Trust Prize for excellence. A visual artist, educator and curator and activist Ahmed’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 and The RCA UK ..  Her works are in private collections world-wide. Ahmed is currently a member of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts NY. She is married, has three children, lives in NYC and sleeps in NJ.

The work presented here is inspired by Sufi poetry. The marks on the paper are made in remembrance. 

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