In her video work for the 9th Sharjah Biennial, Black and White, a white robed female figure was slowly covered in black paint that gradually blacked out the entire frame.

In 2010 Waheeda Malullah curated DAKAKIN, a festival arts project in which art was created at 20 different sites in Souq Al Manama, one of Bahrain’s oldest markets. Her video Play, created while resident at the Delfina Foundation, London (2008-09), was screened at the China International Gallery Exposition (2010) as part of Within the Region, a two year touring programme of contemporary Arab video for Cairo based Medrar for Contemporary Arts. In 2009 she received a Golden Pyramid Prize at the 1st International Media Art Forum for Youth, Palace of Art, Cairo Opera House, Egypt.

A solo exhibition of her work was held at Al Riwaq Gallery, Bahrain (2008) and other works have been shown in the Mapfre Hey Festival, Alhambra, Spain (2008), and the International Festival of Video Arts, Casablanca, Moroco (2008). She also participated in Coding: Decoding Art, Video Art and Documentaries, Copenhagen (2007), the International Euro-Arab Film Festival, the AMAL Festival, Spain (2007), and the International Festival of Contemporary Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2007).

Malullah studied design at Bahrain University and graduated from the Regional Institute for Advertising and Marketing (RIAM) in 2002. She is currently working as a Graphic Designer at the Art College, University of Bahrain. Born in 1978, Waheeda Malullah continues to live and work in Bahrain.

October 2010

This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 9


Malullah, Waheeda

Black and White

Malullah works with installation, photography and video often investigating the new roles being adopted by contemporary Islamic woman.