Paintings of Ruqayyah Hanim by Ahmad Zakii


20 Jan 2018 to 21 Jan 2018




Interpr8 Art Space, Lot 20, Block C5, Level G4, Publika Shopping Gallery, 1 Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

The Legacy of Ruqayyah Hanim (1864-1904) is a story of a woman from Turkey whose descendants have been and are among Malaysia's most illustratious sons and daughters. 

She has been remembered and honoured in a trilogy of three paintings by Malaysian artist Ahmad Zakii Anwar.

The biography of Ruqayyah Hanim is regarded as an important part of the tapestry of Malaysia's historical relationship with Turkey.

Her three marriages in Johor had an influence on the nation's development. 

These paintings now have permanent homes in three separate locations, Khazanah office and a private collection in Kuala Lumpur as well as in Istanbul.