The skin, a shell a sheet, a geography and landscape to discover as much through the touch and running of fingers than through proprioception, and the perception and interaction with the elements, movement physical activities. Emotions and feelings, are non tangible yet oh so palpable we can pick up on them, even from the outside … More The sky, the other ocean, within.
When I started taking landscape photographs, the focus was most often on the sky I had my head in the clouds, my gaze upwards. There was always a lot of negative space as I was often told. Sure, there is no denying about it. It gave me a new found childlike amazement of the world … More That negative space, oh so positive.
It all started with a vision, an impulse photo, and it became a lead, a playful pretext for story telling. So the yellow line became a spiritual line. It is also a purely abstract element, like paint on a canvas. The yellow shoes became a metaphore of self, and the walk we all take in … More Air line – where yellow shoes and a yellow line can lead you.
Yellow has become a trademark colour ( just in case you didn’t notice), it has become a part of my identity ( or it may have been for a while, unconsciously) The same way the project Latitude 34 took over my life on many levels, following an imaginary line around the globe, linking my place … More Playful becomes meaningful
Finally TEDX talk in Casablanca is finally online! Enjoy and be gentle please, it is my first ever talk, I was a little bit nervous. Make sure you watch the others, they were all brilliant, especially Hicham Oudghiri, Mamoun Ghallab and Mahjouba ! Thanks again to all those who supported me, especially Fleur Eve and Andy Coley for his last minute remote … More Latitude 34 talk at Tedx Casablanca is now online!
I love meeting people and I show it – often it gets me in a funny situations, I have had many occasions where a person of the opposite gender has mistaken my curiosity for having fallen head over heels for him. Fair enough, it has proven true a couple of times later down the line, … More The universe is made of stories
Next week i will be doing a talk at Tedx Casablanca. Tedx events were created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading” and is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. I will be a 6 min talk, which is 360 seconds. A … More 360 going round a full circle
I have been very aware lately of my Moroccan heritage, I investigated regularly and thoroughly. I am only half Moroccan. My father is and I was born and raised there until my 13th birthday, but my mother is Austrian and I spent those 13 years a lot closer to her than to my dad. As a … More My other half
Latitude 34 has been featured in Tonelit, an online photography magazine featuring the works of established and upcoming photographers. It wonderfully written by Katie Stretton. Check it out and subscribe! It is definitely one to add to your monthly reader. On the Same Line – Essay by Katie Stretton A look at ‘Latitude 34’ by Malika Sqalli We … More Latitude 34 featured on Tonelit.com
Home International women artists’ exhibition explores the question of ” Home” Private view Friday 11 October 2013 at the Sofia Gallery, Bulgarian Cultural Institute,188 Queen’s Gate, South Kensignton. A couple years ago, after I came to London back from Australia, I met up with Paola Minekov to catch up over coffee in Herne Hill. At the … More Home Exhibit in London