Born in Lebanon in 1982, Malkoun is currently based in Dubai. Magda Malkoun is a multi-faceted artist who combines her interest in photography and sculpture in her artworks. Being exposed to varying cultures and art styles, she uses different types of materials as tools to paint with and create forms.
Malkoun’s body of work encompasses a series of figurative and abstract art inspired by the conflicts and the bonds one creates with the places, events, and faces encountered. Her contemporary work is recognizable with her signature style of painstakingly organized photo collages to form various abstract portraits.
“My work explores the psychology behind the conflicts and the bonds one creates with the places, events, and faces encountered. I was always fascinated by the endless oscillation of the human condition and its impact on how we exchange with one another as individuals or collectively as a nation.”
Magda’s majority of work was acquired in the homes of art enthusiasts and collectors in Beirut, UAE, KSA & France. She won the Best Emerging artist award in Word Art Dubai 2021. She recently exhibited her work in the UAE at Art Dubai 2022, BVLGARI Contemporary Art Award at Van de Goudenberg Art Gallery, Dubai Culture x Morrow Collective’s first NFT exhibition in Al Safa Art & Design Library, Gateway to the Metaverse in House of Wisdom Sharjah, Al Futtaim Festival of Arts in Festival City and 2021at Ajman Al Murabbaa Art Festival. She also exhibited her NFT work in the Vellum/LA art gallery in Los Angeles, United States, in April 2022. Her work was recently part of a collective exhibition at Art Haus Beirut in June 2022.
Magda’s work is available at Maraya Art Center, Sharjah, and is part of a collective exhibition at Tashkeel UAE curated by Sheikha Latifah. She was selected to represent Lebanon at the UNESCO Art Camp Andorra to promote peace and sustainability held at Ajman University in March 2022. Her work has been featured in several magazines like Elle Decoration, Gallery Magazine, Laha Magazine, Tribe magazine, Harper’s Bazaar Brazil, and Marie Claire Arabia.