Aminah Ibrahim (b.1992) is a Black American, Kuwaiti, Indonesian artist and arts administrator, raised in Kuwait and based in New York City.

​Primarily grounded in the body and connecting somatic movement, sound, and visual documentation, Aminah explores the geographies of identity, body politics, and body as spiritual instrument. Through meditative modes of improvisation and an intimate relationship with ritual garb and adornment, some movement explorations are witnessed in their liveness as rituals of self-reckoning and a reclamation of autonomy. Other works are developed into video artworks and multimedia installations, investigating the struggle between an exposed surveillance and an abstracted self-censorship. 

Developing their practice and attaching sensibilities of performance and ephemerality to sculpture, new sculptural works incorporate natural materials, clothing, chainmail, embroidery, and text.

education

2017     M.A. in Sound Art, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, London, UK

2015     Post-Graduate Diploma in Music Production & Recording, University of Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway

2014     B.S. in TV, Radio, Film, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

group exhibitions

2022     bury the bridge, Duplex, New York, NY

2021     Body Dissolve, Duplex, New York, NY

2019     No Friction, Established Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2017     Memories, Protein Studios, London, UK

2017     Daily Concerns, Dilston Grove, London, UK

performances

2022     Under the Sun Rug, Triskelion Arts, Brooklyn, NY

2022     Untitled (collaboration with John Wade), Fort Makers, New York, NY

2021     Come back to me, don't explain, Radical Acts, JACK, Brooklyn, NY

2021     The longest breath, Enduring Apocalypse, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY

2021     The longest breath, Stage Dive+, Triskelion Arts, Brooklyn, NY

2021     "expansive, glittering, vocal, evaporated", Untitled Affairs, Fort Makers, New York, NY

2020     Clay Bodies, Movement Research at Judson Church, New York, NY

2020     untitled, H0L0, Brooklyn, NY

2019     Young Boy Dancing Group, OCD Chinatown, New York, NY

2019     back & forth, agnes b. Galerie Boutique, New York, NY

2019     50/50, Established Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2019     sugar, lemon, water, Evening Hours, New York, NY

2019     untitled, Printed Matter, Inc., New York, NY

2018    ‘Can they give a ***** privacy?’, Magenta Plains, New York, NY

2017     Under the Sun Rug (collaboration w/ Mac Melrose), Burlington Fringe Festival, Burlington, VT

2016     Ecology of the Voice by David Toop, Wellcome Collection, London, UK

2016     untitled, Freud Museum London, London, UK

residencies

2021     Resident Artist, Triskelion Arts, Brooklyn, NY

workshops

2022     Sacrum & Resurrection: embodiment workshop, Black Science Fiction's Black Futurist Month Programming, NY

video art screenings

2019     figure 3, DIY Space for London, London, UK

2019     sorry, The Box, New York, NY

2018     sorry, Magenta Plains, New York, NY

2017     sorry, Milkhaus Art Festival, Ferrisburgh, VT

Arts administration CV available upon request.

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instagram

@tendermountain

soundcloud

@aminahibrahim

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