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.
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…
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…