For some, faith and religion are a means to connect with God. For others, art and spirituality fill that higher connection. Where do you fall?
Many Somali’s took great comfort in faith in spirituality to help them through civil war. The ideologies of past centuries, socialism, and nationalism, diminished in some ways. The failure of the state to provide social security and safety for the people opened the way for religion and faith to thrive. For some, it became the only institution protecting them.
This work asks you to meditate and inspect these images as a means to turn inward towards both the personal and the spiritual.
Born in Sanaa, Yemen, raised in the Middle East and America, and currently based in Los Angeles, Malik devotes much of her time to documenting the lives of recent immigrants and women of color living in the United States. Her current work focuses on capturing poetic imagery and narratives of people living in countries listed on the U.S. travel ban list.
Malik’s work has been exhibited at Northern Spark Arts Festival, MCAD, Artworks Chicago & The University of Minnesota – Humphrey School of Public Affairs. She was the billboard artist for North Carolina for the ‘For Freedoms 50 State Initiative.’ She has an upcoming show with Photoville at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los, Angeles, CA.