Student Work – Maha Al-Asaker

Student Work – Maha Al-Asaker  – Kuwait

Maha Alasaker is a Kuwaiti photographer based in New York City. She is a 2014 ICP graduate from the Full Time Program in general Studies. 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 Emarit and Kuwait. Most recently, as part of the“ Art on Paper” March 2015, “ Miami Project”, December 2014 and “ArtMarket – Hampton ” July 2014.
Her work engages with identity and cultural issues.

Artist Statement:
As a woman born and raised in the Middle East, I had to learn untold dynamics and adapt to them by hiding aspects of my true self to fit in. This work addresses feelings of restriction, constraint and the universal theme of oppression brought on by cultural and societal codes.