Mustafa Maluka Cape Town, South Africa, b. 1976


Lives and works in Turku, Finland.


He studied at De Ateliers, Post-Graduate Art Institute, Amsterdam, and at the Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam


The artist –who has lived in Amsterdam, Berlin and New York– works with large-scale paintings related to the western pop culture and Dutch portrait tradition mixed with the African street culture edge.


Maluka has been awarded with the Tollman Award for the Visual Arts and has participated in residencies at Art Omi International, New York; Glenfiddich, Dufftown, Scotland; Thami Mnyele Foundation, Amsterdam; and atRobben Island Museum, Cape Town.


Some of his solo exhibits include Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery, Luxembourg; Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen; Galerie Bertrand & Gruner, Art Dubai; Jack Tilton Gallery, New York; Michael Stevenson, Cape Town; Virtual Museum of Contemporary African Art; Galerie Tanya Rumpff, Haarlem, The Netherlands; and the 27th São Paulo Biennale in Brazil.


His work is part of the collections of Kamel Lazaar Foundation, Tunisia; Sindika Dokolo Foundation, Angola; Burger Collection, Hong Kong; North Carolina Museum of Art, USA; and Pizzuti Collection, Miami, among others.