One of Iraqs leading contemporary female artist. A key member of the 'Eighties Generation' Hanaa Malallah's work emanates from her experience of 35 years of life and work in war-torn Iraq.
Contemporary of Dia Al-Azzawi.
Student of Shaker Hassan Al Said
Hana Mal Allah
Biohazard Air Sculpture (Balloon)
300 cm diameter
Installation at 'Resistence & Persistence Project, Sanayeh Garden, Beirut, Lebanon
Biohazard (2016) was produced specifically for exhibition in a natural setting, garden (SANAYEH GARDEN/ BEIRUT/ LEBANON). The sculpture is made from industrial plastic (a potential waste product) trapping air in the shape of the international symbol signifying the presence of toxic substances harmful to living organisms. Its skin, printed with the logos of multi-national companies, points to the relationship between neoliberal capitalism, consumption and waste production. It also references Beirut’s recent environmental and public health crisis and its link to bad governance. The air-sculpture is intended to hover incongruously above green space; a silent warning, already disregarded.