Hanaa Malallah

Born in 1958 in Theeqar, Hanaa Malallah is an Iraqi artist and educator living in London. She received a diploma in Graphic Art from the Institute of Fine Arts in Baghdad, where she studied with Shakir Hassan Al Said, a bachelor’s degree in painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in Baghdad, an MA in painting, and a Ph.D. in the philosophy of painting from the University of Baghdad, and a post-graduate certificate in Islamic and Modern Art from SOAS, London. She has taught at the Institute of Fine Arts and the University of Fine Arts in Baghdad and holds a fellowship at the Chelsea College of Arts. Her work was included in the show “Iraq’s Past Speaks to the Present” at the British Museum and is also represented in the museum’s permanent collection. Her work is also included in the collections of Jordan’s Museum of Fine Arts in Amman, the Centre for Modern Art in Baghdad, the Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, and the Barjeel Art Foundation in Sharja. Malallah was also the recipient of a prize awarded by the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization.