Amin Husain is an artist and organizer whose works combine research, aesthetics and activism. He studied philosophy, political science and law, practiced law for five years, before transitioning to art. He has taught courses on art, activism and strategic use of media and published articles in several magazines. With Nitasha Dhillon, Husain is a co-founder of Tidal: Occupy Theory, Occupy Strategy, a 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 Artist Coalition; Direct Action Front for Palestine; and, most recently, Decolonize This Place in New York City.
As of November 2019