Photo by Elana Stern
Malika is a self-taught artist working in photography, writing and sculpture in the East Village in New York. She has been making photographic portraits of friends, artists and models in her kitchen for the past 20 something years.
Her photographs have been published in books and magazines such as Index, Travel & Leisure, Vibe, Harper's Bazaar, Details and Jane in the United States. Her work has also been published in Latin America, Europe and Asia.
Private collections include Louise Bourgeois, Sara Gilbert, Adriana Cisneros, Ali Cordero Casal and Adam Woodward. Her work is also in museum collections including El Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, El Museo del Barrio in New York and Museo de Arte Acarigua Araure in Venezuela.
When not making art, she volunteers at the Research Foundation To Cure AIDS. There she has assisted Kambiz Shekdar Ph.D, president and founder of RFTCA, during the early stages of DNA experiments in the laboratory of his mentor, Nobel Laureate Günter Blobel, at Rockefeller University.