Malic Amalya

Malic Amalya is a moving-image artist working at the cross sections of avant-garde cinema traditions, queercore DIY communities, and feminist and critical race theories. Working in 16mm film, video, and expanded cinema, Malic’s work traverses the political implications and emotional impact of estrangement. Images linger over abandoned spaces, decaying fauna, and overgrown wreckages. Forms, sounds, signifiers, and narratives deteriorate and then reform. Slow unveilings, deliberate repetition, and unexpected juxtapositions highlight disregarded details. Tensions rise between preciousness and abjection within the discarded and the overlooked.

Malic is the recipient of the 2014 GOLDIE Award in Film, presented by the SF Bay Guardian. The Museum of Transgender History and Art named him as one of the 2013 “Unrecognized Artists of the Year.” Malic’s film Gold Moon, Sharp Arrow won Best Experimental Film at the 2012 Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival in Portland, Oregon.

Malic currently teaches video production at the California College of the Arts (CCA) and in the Public Education Department at the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI). He holds an MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an MA in History and Theory of Contemporary Art from SFAI. Originally from Vermont, Malic lives in Oakland, California with his partner Nathan Hill.

Artist Support Program 2009: Created the 16mm film Drifting.

Sound Clips
  • Jac Nelson - Drifting