Maha Ahmed (b. 1989 Pakistan) lives and works in Dubai. She completed an MA in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins School of Art, London on the Caspian Art Foundation Scholarship (2015) and a BFA in Miniature Painting from National College of Arts, Lahore (2012). Ahmed focuses heavily on the power of opposites in her paintings. She questions the narratives that stem from gender, race, and religious beliefs. To do this, she utilizes the dry brush technique which originated from manuscript illumination in Persia. Solo exhibitions include An Island of Truths, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Berlin (2019); A Mute Land, Display Gallery, London (2016), A Seed Once Planted, Asia House, London, (2016). Selected group exhibitions include Art Dubai, with Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Dubai (2019); River in an Ocean, a collateral event for the inaugural Lahore Biennale (2018); I, too, am a part of this history, Fakir Khana Museum, Lahore (2018), Istanbul Contemporary, Istanbul (2018); BODY, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2017); And the horizon is dying over the tourist, Republic Gallery, London (2017); Dentons Art Prize Shortlist Exhibition for which she received special commendation by the Judging Panel (2017); and Asia house benefit Auction, Asia House, London (2016).