Maha Ahmed

1989 · Pakistan

Artist biography

Maha Ahmed is a young emerging artist, who was born in Pakistan, like other well-known artists such as Nasreen Mohamedi, Adeela Suleman, Najmi Sura, Waqas Khan, and Masood Subhani. Maha Ahmed was born in 1989.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Maha Ahmed is represented and exhibited by two galleries, which are Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery | London, Melior Place and Kristin Hjellegjerde London | Wandsworth in the United Kingdom. Maha Ahmed most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Kristin Hjellegjerde London | Wandsworth in the United Kingdom with the exhibition BODY. The exhibition was open from 17 November 2017 until 21 December 2017. Maha Ahmed's only other exhibition is An Island of Truths, which took place at Kristin Hjellegjerde Berlin in Germany (19 January 2019 - 09 March 2019).

Maha Ahmed in private collections

Maha Ahmed's art can be found on Artland in the following collection: HedvigRaLi. This also includes works by other critically acclaimed artists, Won Sou-Yeol, Farhad Farzali, and Sarah Derat.

Further Biographical Context for Maha Ahmed

Maha Ahmed was born in 1989 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a group of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, connected generally by their age and nationality. A number of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most well-known member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a divisive reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and enterprising. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a key idea in the 1990s. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this outline.

Maha Ahmed

  • Artworks in Collections 2
  • Exhibitions 3

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