March 22nd – 26th 2017
Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
ArtBAB, Art Bahrain Across Borders, is Bahrain’s leading contemporary art fair whose mission is to attract prominent international galleries to the Kingdom, thus powering the expansion of the art market whilst facilitating the development of local Bahraini artists. In this sense, ArtBAB is the bridge between Bahrain and the world, and the narrative of each fair will reflect this.
At ArtBAB 2017, our international selection committee will determine the galleries and artists that are to participate as well as curate the fair itself, complementing the education and event programming.
The fair layout will feature a central art ‘city’ where the ArtBAB artists, galleries, international artists and merchandisers will be located, whilst wrapping around this centre will be a unique videography exhibition featuring 32 short films from Bahraini and international artists, curated by Jonathan Watkins with support from Alistair Hicks.
The ambitious project, now in its third edition, 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.