Born in Khartoum in 1988, Amna currently lives and works in the triangle capital. Amna received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Khartoum University in 2010 and a master’s in architecture from the University of Rome in 2013, which led her to the path of working as a full-time visual artist. Being from Sudan, a country rich with culture and heritage, she believes art is a powerful, rich tool that has to be experienced and communicated to people.
Her artistic practices range from printmaking to oil paintings. She is interested in and influenced by the transformative processes women are subjected to in her community; whether they are spatial, physical or spiritual. Her work primarily focuses on women’s challenges, struggles and identity making and represents certain feminine qualities by focusing on women’s facial expressions.
Amna contributed in numerous exhibitions including FNB Jouburg Art Fair in South Africa (2020) and others at Afriart Gallery in Uganda (2020), Journées d’Art Contemporain de Carthage JACC in Tunis (2019), Khartoum Art Center (2018), Rashid Diab Arts Center in Khartoum (2017), National Museum of Sudan (2016) and Mojo Gallery in Khartoum (2015). Some of the workshops and trainings Amna attended are Printmaking and Hand Printing Art with Artist Dar Alnaim (2017), Media for Social Impact Workshop (2016), YALLA go paint Khartoum (2015) and Master Class: Modern times for creative photography at MUGRAN FOTO WEEK (2016). In 2019, Amna’s work was featured in an Art Book titled “Sudan Retold” and in an online article about International Women’s Day.