About


Malaika Temba is a Textile Artist based in New York. She is extremely influenced by art at the intersection of visuals and sound. Outside of her studio practice, Malaika works as a print designer at the fashion company Pyer Moss, and as a design consultant at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem. Malaika is originally from D.C. and Tanzania, and graduated with a BFA in Textiles from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Malaika has been moving since infancy - to Saudi Arabia, Uganda, South Africa, Morocco, then Maryland. She went to an arts high school, participated in the life-changing YoungArts Week, moved to Rhode Island to attend RISD, and now lives in Harlem, NY.

Malaika has worked for contemporary artists including Jim Drain and Kenya (Robinson). She served as President of Black Artists and Designers at RISD, and was awarded the Warren Family Social Engagement Award for her leadership success and impact in the RISD community. Her work has been on view from a gallery during Miami Art Week to the runway during New York Fashion Week and the 2019 MET Gala.︎


Contact mvtemba@gmail.com












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