b. 1959, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia / Lives and works in Riyadh.
The work of Maha Malluh is a critical and sensible reflection against the immense impact of globalisation consuming our everyday life, behaviour and context, particularly in the context of her native Saudi Arabia and the rapid oil wealth transformation which has impacted its recent history. She examines the complex patchwork of tradition against emblematic symbols inherent in the consumer culture. She therefore focuses on the consequences and changes brought forward by consumerism as a new social and economic order and how it radically affects and shapes our values, culture as well as natural and architectural landscapes.
She studied Fine Arts at SMU in Dallas and received an MA degree in Design and Photography from De Anza College in California, USA.
Her works have been recently been widely exhibited and her work is part of major art collections, including Art Jameel Centre, Dubai, UAE / The British Museum, London, UK / Tate Modern, London, UK / The Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France / The Louvre Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE / The Kamel Lazaar Foundation, Tunis, Tunisia