Meet the Artist of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2023: Malak Al Ajou

  • Posted by: Rupashree Ravi

Malak Al Ajou, hailing from Jordan and currently residing in Al Ain, is a rising star in the world of art. For her, art serves as a channel for self-expression, drawing inspiration from her surroundings and personal experiences. Rather than focusing on specific subjects, her works aim to convey emotions and delve into the intricate theme of Arabian womanhood.

Malak has actively participated in numerous exhibitions, including the prestigious Imagu Mundi exhibition in Italy. Additionally, she has contributed her artistic talents to the Qattara Arts and Crafts Festival by creating captivating murals. Her artworks frequently pay tribute to the diversity and rich heritage of the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East. 

Specialising in fine arts and portraiture, Malak excels in painting portraits that speak to the viewer in distinct and profound ways. True to her own identity, she deliberately chooses traditional tools such as pencils and paints as her mediums. By working with these traditional materials, Malak seeks to expand the range of expressions within her art, transforming limited palettes into boundless possibilities.

Watch the full interview to know more about her inspiring journey.