Maha Malluh, Oil Candles, 2019. Courtesy King Abdulaziz Center For World Culture (Ithra)
Maha Malluh is a Saudi Arabian artist whose work chronicles and incorporates social, traditional and cultural aspects found in her native country. Incorporating mixed media installations, Malluh’s work addresses societal transformation, heritage and globalization and has been exhibited in prominent institutions across the globe.
Her artwork « Oil Candy », displays a series of crushed oil barrels telling the story of oil’s literal and symbolic role in Saudi Arabia’s identity and society.
The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra), located in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, is a creative and interactive public space for workshops, performances, events, exhibitions and experiences. A Saudi Aramco CSR initiative and listed on TIME’s 100 Greatest Places to Visit, Ithra provides a cultural window to the world where visitors can be exposed to global experiences within a multidimensional learning destination.
Ithra’s Museum houses four unique galleries dedicated to Islamic art, modern and contemporary art, as well as the histories of Arab and Islamic civilizations. With storytelling at its heart, the Ithra Museum invites everyone to embark on a journey of discovery through time – from the present to the past – with a series of interactive exhibitions, themed galleries, engaging workshops, insightful lectures and specialized tours designed to spark ideas and open minds.
King Abdulaziz Center For World Culture (Ithra)
Exhibiting ArtistsMaha Malluh
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