Khaled Malas

Visual Arts - 2022
Khaled Malas is an architect and art historian from Damascus currently based in New York City. His research focuses on the role of images and image-making technologies in producing and challenging the potential of places, real and imagined. At NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts, he is writing a dissertation on medieval magico-medicinal bowls that bear a depiction of the Kaaba. He is the principal of Sigil, an art/design collective exploring the metamorphoses of Arab landscapes marked by historical and contemporary struggles. Sigil’s work has been widely exhibited, published, and commissioned (Milano Design Triennale, Marrakech Art Biennale, Venice Architecture Biennale, amongst others). He teaches at The Cooper Union’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. His most recent work, “Concerning the Observation of Other Corpses”, was published in Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 80.04 (2021). A recent interview on his creative practice was published in Art Papers 45.03 (2022).