Artist Profiles

Meet the Artist:
Maha Malluh

Maha Malluh
Dr. Martin Nixon - Zayed University Assistant Professor of Art History
7 December 2023

Maha Malluh’s work engages with important global issues of consumerism, memory, gender, and rapid social change, but her work is also strongly rooted within Saudi culture and history. She is an international artist, but has said that her country is the primary inspiration for her work. [1] Like all good art, her work provokes surprise. It forces us to look more closely, and to make connections that we probably wouldn’t have made otherwise. She has worked in a range of media, but is perhaps best known for her artworks which blur the distinction between the two-dimensional and the three-dimensional.