The name, "Ninu Nina" stems from the alien language spoken by Robin Williams in "Mork & Mindy" ( a popular 1970's comedy show).

Malika Cosme Photography/Art

Malika was born in Puerto Rico and  is a self-taught artist who lives and works in New York City. Her photographs cross the boundaries between fashion, design, diary, photojournalism and fine art in her on-going series which include portraits in her kitchen. Her works have been internationally published in magazines that include Index, Travel & Leisure, Harper’s Bazaar, Vibe, Jane, Details, on books and music CD covers. Malika’s solo exhibitions have included Sala Mendoza, Caracas Venezuela ; Maurizio Galante,  Paris France; and Mokka Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland. She has been included in group exhibitions at El Museo del Barrio, N.Y. ; Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico and Exit Art, N.Y.

Greatest Inspirations/Influences?

Working with the artist Louise Bourgeois has been an amazing learning experience and having spent time at her art salons will be something that I will truly miss in the future. Talking about Duchamp and others was a unique experience from one of the art world greatest.

Most Memorable Shoot?

Photographing John Leguizamo in my small kitchen. It was a rainy day and he arrived drenched with his bicycle up to my 3 story walk up.  The shoot took no more than half an hour which made him very happy. He is formidable in his ways…

Favorite Sites/Blogs?

I hope not to sound too immodest when I say that my favorite blog is my own… malika-gallery.blogspot.com

Dream Project for you would be...?

A dream project for me would be to photograph an archeological excavation site in a remote part of the world.

Anything else you'd like to share with our audience?

I am always looking for subjects to photograph in my kitchen portrait series…

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