About THE INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS PROGRAMME

The ArtBAB Artists Programme is a project that grew organically out of the main ArtBAB art fair. It is a platform for Bahraini artists to interact with contemporaries around the world and alongside their exhibitions in different countries, it helps them visit artist studios, museums and leading exhibitions and generate a nuanced world view for their art, expanding their international influences.

The ambitious project aims to solidify Bahrain’s position as a regional arts and education hub whilst stimulating investment and economic activity in the arts and cultural sector.

Guest of Honour – La Biennale Paris

BAHRAIN MAKES STRONG ARTISTIC STATEMENT AT  LA BIENNALE PARIS Kingdom is ‘Guest of Honor Country’ in prestigious international art festival with largest pavilion   As the “Guest of Honour Country” in this year’s prestigious art show La Biennale Paris, the …

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The Wait – Venice Biennale

The Wait- Exhibit at the Arsenale during the Venice Biennale   In a sign of the growing international interest in Bahraini art nurtured by the successful ArtBAB interaction, the works of seven Bahraini artists will be in the spotlight at …

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Bahrain Art Week Singapore 2018

The event opened with a VIP launch at the Museum of Contemporary Art, more than 200 guests including art collectors, art institutions, and diplomats attended the launch. The show featured around 72 works by 18 Bahraini artists. The Bahrain Art …

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Bahrain Art Week Paris 2018

Parisian art connoisseurs and experts were treated to a stunning debut of contemporary Bahraini art which showcased the rich creativity of the artists. This was the first ‘Artists Across Borders’ exhibition in Paris and marked a triumphant debut for Bahraini …

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ArtBAB @ COSMOSCOW 2018

Second Moscow showcase for Bahrain artists For the second time, Bahraini artists showcased their work at COSMOSCOW. Works of four Bahraini artists were curated around the theme ‘LEGACIES’ by ArtBAB Fairs & Programme Director Kaneka Subberwal. Of special interest were the …

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India Art Fair 2018

In February 2018, as part of ArtBAB’s  International Artists Programme, we took five renowned Bahraini artists to the India Art Fair 2018. This first participation in India’s largest contemporary arts fair was a success for Bahrain with five canvases sold …

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Bahrain Art Week, London 2017

Saatchi Art Gallery , London, UK The ArtBAB International Artists Programme returned to London for the second time in December 2017 as the Bahrain Art Week 2017. Held under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al …

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BAAB India – “The Unsaid”

BAAB India, (October 9-11, 2017), New Delhi In 2016, alongside ArtBAB, we added another vertical, which was our International Artists Programme – launched at the V&A, London. Through this, we take the Bahraini artists across borders to share their works …

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ArtBAB @ COSMOSCOW 2017

Bahrain was the only Arab presence at Russia’s most prestigious contemporary art fair Cosmoscow 2017. Taking forward its flagship project Art Bahrain Across Borders (ArtBAB), Art Select showcased the work of one of the Kingdom’s most respected modern abstract artists, …

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BAAB London 2016

ArtBAB London ran from Friday 27th May to Saturday 4th June 2016 at Gallery 8, a newly refurbished gallery space housing prominent art talent. Located in the heart of St James’s, the gallery is a stone’s throw from international auction …

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Bahrain Art Week 2016

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of UK/Bahraini relations, supported by a royal visit to Bahrain by HRH The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall in November 2016, the first edition of Bahrain Art Week in London took place …

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