Amie LH Soudien is a curator, researcher and art writer based in Johannesburg. Soudien completed her BAFA at Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town (UCT) in 2013, and completed her MA in New Arts Journalism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 2016. In 2016 she was a National Fellow at the Institute of Creative Arts (ICA) at the University of Cape Town. As an art writer, she has contributed to ArtThrob, Adjective, Between 10 and 5, ArtAFRICA, the Mail & Guardian, and Frieze. She is the editor of Lesser Violence: Volume 1 (2022) published by MaThoko's Books, an imprint of the GALA Queer Archive.
She is currently a PhD student in the department of Art History, Curatorial Practice and Heritage Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. Her current research concerns the use of art, performance and the performing arts in the commemoration of slavery in the Cape. Her other scholarly interests include the history of Cape Town, archival studies, popular media, gender and sexuality, and emerging artists from Africa and the diaspora.
Soudien has been the recipient of a number of awards throughout her academic career, including the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust Award in 2023 and 2015, the Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarship in 2023, SAIC's MA in New Arts Journalism Class Prize in 2016, and at UCT was a Dean's List Honoree from 2010-2013.