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 Khalifa, Wife of the King of Bahrain and President of the Supreme Council for Women, the show was held at the prestigious Saatchi Art Gallery. It featured 15 Bahraini artists who showed their work under the theme of “Diversity,”. The show explored the deep-seated cultural awareness of the Bahraini artists which is their USP.

On the third day, the show moved to Maison Assouline in Piccadilly. The tribute exhibition turned the spotlight on the late Ahmed Baqer, whose sketches using pencil are iconic of the Bahraini tradition. This exhibition focussed on his sketches of Bahraini Arab Horses.

A panel discussion was held at 12 Hay Hill on the “Business of Art”. The panellists were

  • Roxane Zand, Deputy Chair, Middle East and Gulf Region, Sotheby’s
  • Anders Petterson, Founder and Managing Director, ArtTactic


  • Amani Al Hajeri
  • Faika Al Hasan
  • Hesham Sharif
  • Jamal Abdulrahim
  • Lulwa Al Khalifa
  • Marwa Al Khalifa
  • Maryam Al Noaimi
  • Mohammed Al Mahdi
  • Omar Al Rashid
  • Othman Khunji
  • Salman Alnajem
  • Sarah Aradi
  • Seema Baqi
  • Somaya Abdulghani
  • Zain Al Kohheji


December 6-7, 2017
Saatchi Art Gallery , London, UK
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