Amina Benbouchta was born in 1963 in Casablanca, Morocco. She graduated with a BA in Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Then she studied in Paris various drawing workshops, lithography and woodcut and afterwards at the National School of Fine Arts as an auditor. She began exhibiting her sculpture, painting and installation works from 1986. Only in 2009 she begins her work with photography.
Amina Benbouchta has been exhibited in Morocco, Spain and Japan and has participated in the Biennale of Alexandria in Egypt and art fairs such as Beirut Art Fair and Tokyo Photo.