Born to a Kuwaiti father and Syrian mother, Shurooq Amin is a mixed-media interdisciplinary artist and an Anglophone poet whose purpose is to instigate positive change in society. She has a PhD in Ekphrasis, the relationship between art and poetry, and has been published and anthologized internationally. She has been a guest speaker at various universities, a judge for various events, including panel examiner at various Viva Voces.
Amin is the first Kuwaiti woman to be interviewed by BBC’s Stephen Sackur on HARD Talk (Nov 17, 2014), and has appeared on a live panel discussion on BBC’s Democracy Day (Jan 20th 2015), as well as various other BBC news TV and radio shows.
Amin has had 14 solo exhibitions, more than 45 group exhibitions, her paintings have been sold at auctions, commissioned privately and publicly, awarded prizes locally and internationally, and shown at biennales and art fairs. A retrospective of her work was featured in the biannual art journal Contemporary Practices: Visual Arts from the Middle East.