MoroccoArtist and SMArt
Malika Sqalli comes from a mixed culture (Moroccan and Austrian ) background. She has lived in various countries, without her family from an early age, which translates in a position of « neither here nor there, nor on the fringes ». She feels foreign and belonging in many places at the same time, not only in terms of identity but also physically. Therefore the idea of home, culture, identity and place are for her a very fertile ground for investigation.
She has a holistic view on the world, in which she is interested in links between places, the in-between spaces and forgotten place, similarities between people’s behavior, congruencies in landscape, common wisdom, shared mythologies rather than differences and boundaries.
2015 – Residency in Chennai with Magnum Photographer, Chien-Chi Chang
2015 – Schmiede Playground of Ideas Hallein, Austria
2000 – Arts Managements Diploma: Artistic Production at Birkbeck / Marketing & communication skills at Birkbeck
1996-2000 – Ecoles des Beaux Arts, Montpellier
2017 – Atlas Electronic – A collaboration with Pein Lee, Marrakech
2017 – Betwixt and Between Fotografie Museum, Antwerpen, Belgium
2016 – Flight Photoplace Gallery, Vermont, USA
2016 – Optimism at AbGlobal, London, UK
2016 – Optimism at André Heller Anima Gardens gallery, Marrakech, Morocco
2015 – Stories and Secrets at Photoplace Gallery, Vermont, USA
2015 – Awan Arab Women Artist group show, London, UK
2015 – Optimism Ahead Solo show at the Arab British Centre, London, UK