Waheeda Malullah

*1978, Bahrain. Works and lives in Isa Town, Bahrain.

Waheeda Malullah studied at the University of Bahrain, where she works since 2003. As a graphic artist and videographer, she organizes and participates in numerous workshops. She is a member of the Bahrain Contemporary Art Association and exhibits at the Al Riwaq gallery.

Her visual work has been presented in group exhibitions at Art Dubai, the Sharjah Biennial, the Delfina Foundation of London, the 11th International Cairo Biennale, the International Festival of video arts in Ben M 'Sik, Casablanca and in numerous galleries across Europe. She has participated in the exhibitions Identity in the Process of Change at Danish Center for Culture and Develop, and Video Art: Play in Copenhagen, Video Land in Berlin, and Within the Region, a touring program of contemporarily art video from the Arabic region organized by Medrar for Contemporary Arts. She has made nearly a dozen videos since 2005 and his work has received numerous awards in the Kingdom of Bahrain and Egypt.

Colored Photograph2

Coloured Photographs / Bahrain / 2008 / 1'40 / 4:3

Waheeda Malullah presents desires for liberty through a stop-motion animation. A group of ladies posing in front of the camera, alluding to a black and white photograph, turns color when primaries start overtaking black conservatism. Malullah presents a playful approach to social values; restrictions and freedoms, aspirations and their inadequacies.