Amin Husain is a New York-based artist and organizer who works combines research, aesthetics, and action. Amin has a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science, a Juris Doctorate from Indiana University Law School, and a Masters of Law from Columbia University. He practised law for five years at King & Spalding LLP, specializing in Islamic Finance and Private Equity Fund Formation before transitioning to art, studying at the School of the International Center of Photography and at the Whitney Independent Study Program. He has taught courses on art, activism, and strategic use of media at NYU Steinhardt and Gallatin, the Graduate Writing Program at the Pratt Institute, and the Media Department at the New School.
With Nitasha Dhillon, Amin is a co-founder of Tidal: Occupy Theory, Occupy Strategy movement-generated theory magazine; MTL, a collective that combines theory, research, aesthetics, and organizing in its art practice; Global Ultra Luxury Faction, known as the direct action wing of Gulf Labor Coalition; Direct Action Front for Palestine; and, most recently, Decolonize This Place at 55 Walker Street, NYC. He is also a core member of Gulf Labor Coalition and MTL+. He has published in the Chinese Journal of International Law and Blunderbuss, and together with Nitasha Dhillon, as MTL, in Alternet, Creative Time Reports, e-flux, Hyperallergic, Jadaliyya, and October magazine. Currently he is directing and producing an experimental documentary film about land, life and liberation in occupied Palestine titled, On This Land.