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Maha Alasaker

Maha Alasaker is a Kuwaiti visual artist based in New York City.  She has been represented by JHB Gallery since July 2014. Maha's work has been featured in numerous exhibitions in New York City, United Arab of Emirate and Kuwait. Her work was featured as part of the“ Art on Paper” in Manhattan, “ Miami Project”, and “ArtMarket - Hampton . Her work engages with identity and cultural issues. "As a woman born and raised in the Middle East, I had to accept cultural norms and traditions as they were, without question. That did not resonate with me. From my perspective, I always witnessed religion-outweighing traditions. I was always amazed by the impact of culture and religion on members of my society, especially myself and other women. Living in a small country, where everyone knows one another. Where thoughts and beliefs were always discussed over a cup of coffee. This makes me wonder who I will be if I was born in a different place. Through my artwork, I’m trying to have a deeper understanding of myself. My artwork attempts to engage with issues of identity and cultural. I’m curious to about the meaning of being a female based on my upbringing. I explore these matters through my visual arts practice, working with a variety of mediums from photography, video to collage."