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Ahmad Mallah

“Starting from my own skin and going through different technics, I immersed myself in a long journey in search of my identity as a Palestinian artist who was born and raised in Syria before the war once again forced me to flee on another asylum journey, until I arrived in the Netherlands in 2014. My art is an exploration of the body, war, diaspora, identity, gender and belonging. Through my interdisciplinary art practice, I represent my personal experiences as being stateless for a long time. I do not belong to a specific place and time; for me belonging is a dilemma of our existence, a state of emotional and intellectual flux between our human desires for safety and freedom. This flux formulates our contemporary identity and deeply influences our humane fate.”

Mallah’s work has travelled among plenty of groups and solo art exhibitions at the Chasse Theater in Breda, at Electron in Breda, SDL ART Gallery in De Kromhouthal in Amsterdam, ALL INN Gallery in Het Hem in Zaandam, Landhuis Ooud Amelisweerd, exbunker solo exhibition in Utrecht in November 2021, Art Nordic 2022 International Fair in Copenhagen and others. In 2022 the artist received the Mondrian fond stipendium for Emerging Artists.

  • Nostalgia
    Mixed media on canvas
  • This is no time for poetry
    This is no time for poetry
    Acrylics, oil paint and oil pastels on canvas
  • Born into this
    Born into this
    Oil paint and oil pastels on canvas