ArtBAB 2018 - “Diversity” Artworks by 15 Bahraini Artists


Under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of the King of Bahrain and President of the Supreme Council for Women, Art Bahrain Across Borders (ArtBAB), is an art programme connecting the artists of Bahrain on a global platform.

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.

This is the second edition of Bahrain Art Week in London. Bahrain Art Week in London celebrates the best of contemporary and modern art from the Kingdom of Bahrain, platforming it in London.

Bahrain has one of the oldest contemporary cultures in the Middle East. A rich artistic life that crosses painting, sculpture, architecture, design, fashion, performance art and increasingly digital art.

Bahrain Art Week frames the activity of the International Artist Programme of Art Bahrain Across Borders in the UK.

This year sees a group exhibition of 15 artists at Saatchi Gallery, a tribute to the late Bahraini artist Ahmed Baqer whose sketches using pencil are iconic of the Bahraini tradition, a panel discussion at 12 Hay Hill on the Business of Art and various visits to the UK’s leading exhibitions at the British Museum, Barbican, 180 The Strand and individual artist studio visits.  

All this work builds the capacity of Bahrain’s artists as well expanding their international influences whilst strengthening the creative bridges between the United Kingdom and Bahrain

Bahrain Art Week in London 2017 – public events:

December 6th

7pm – 9pm: Private Viewing of "Diversity", Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, London SW3 4RY, (exhibition continues to December 12th)

December 7th

6pm - 8pm Panel Discussion at 12 Hay Hill, London, W1J 6DQ – The Business of Art – by invitation (IMAGE OF 12 HAYHILL)


Roxane Zand, Deputy Chair, Middle East and Gulf Region, Sotheby's

Anders Petterson, Founder and Managing Director, ArtTactic

December 8th

6.30-8.30pm, a tribute to the late Ahmed Baqer: Bahrain Authentic Arab Horses

Maison Assouline, 196A Piccadilly London, W1J 9EY – by invitation