Born in Muharraq, 1954, Ebrahim Busaad is a freelance professional artist and a founding member of the Bahrain Art Society. Previously, he joined the Ministry of Education in 1973 where he worked as a calligraphist, then moved to becoming an Art Design Specialist in textbooks in 1992, and an Educational Aids Superintendent in the same Ministry in 2004. During his tenure at the Ministry of Education he designed and directed the printing of many book covers for many literatures, novels and children textbooks.
Busaad has a passion for modern art and calligraphy, and he uses various innovative art techniques and tools to portray his work such as drawing, watercolor, acrylic paint, oil on canvas, etching silk screen, collages and installations as well as other methods.
Busaad is a B.A. holder in Fine Arts from the University of Baghdad, 1978. He has also attended various courses in design and direction of books notably in Cyprus in 1984 and at Logman, London in 1992.
Busaad is found internationally; his work is permanently showcased in the National Museum of Bahrain, Modern Art Museum of Qatar, National Museum of Sharjah, Darat AlFunoon and the National Museum of Fine Arts in Jordan, the National Council of Culture and Arts in Kuwait and the British Museum in London. In addition, private acquisitions are also found in Bahrain, Kuwait, United Arab, Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Kingdom and United States of America.
Derived with his vision, “with art we excel”, Busaad has always been committed to share his work and passion nationally and across the globe. With this objective implemented in his work, he has held various solo exhibitions, and participated in joint exhibitions in Bahrain and overseas.
Private works, Bahrain Arts Society.
The “Intifada” Uprising of Arabic letter, Bahrain Arts Society
The Lights & Shadows, Bahrain Arts Society
“On the Dining Table”, Bahrain Arts Society
“The Gestures”, Arts Center
“Takaseem” , AlRawaq Gallery
“Lanterns” , Bahrain Arts Society
“The Music of yearning”, AlBareh Gallery
“Maqamat” , Bahrain Art Society
“The music of yearning 2”, Bahrain Art Society
“Traneem”, AlBareh Gallery
“End of the Point”, AlBareh Gallery
“Antagonism”, (Silk Screen), Memory of the Places – Bait Bin Matar (all proceeds of the exhibition is allocated for Alrahma Disable Society)
“Ring of the Dove”, Memory of the places – Bait Bin Matar
“Black & White” (Etching), Arabic Regional Centre for international Heritage (All proceeds of the exhibition is allocated for Bahrain Cancer Society)
“Shadow of the Pink”, Busaad Art Gallery
The Ministry of Labour & Social Affairs exhibition
The joint Academic exhibition
The Ministry of Cabinet Affairs & Information exhibitions
The Contemporary Art Society exhibitions
The Etching exhibition
“The Israeli Invasion of Lebanon”, With Nasser AlYousif
The Bahrain Art Society preliminary exhibition
The Bahrain Art Society exhibitions
“Wojooh”(Faces Exhibition), with the poet Qassim Haddad, musician Khalid AlShaikh and Directed by Abdulla Yousif
Bahrain University exhibition
Arabic calligraphy exhibition, Bait AlQuran
“Waking up the butterfly that was there” exhibition, with the poet Qassim Haddad
Hind Gallery Exhibition with the artist Ali AlMahmeed
Annual Bahrain Fine Arts Exhibitions held by Ministry of Culture
The Cairo Biennial
The Sharjah Biennial, U.A.E.
The Bahrain Art Society exhibitions in Kuwait -1983, London- 1984, Cairo – 1992, U.S.A -1997, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia- 1997, – Paris -1998, Kuwait – 1999, Taiwan -1999, Paris- 2000,.
The Ministry of Information exhibitions in Singapore-1983, Jordan- 1984, Arabic Calligraphy Muscat-1996, China-1997, Paris- 1999, Cairo Biennial- 2001, Morocco- 2001, Bangladesh Biennial-2002
Gulf exhibition at Darat AlFunoon, Jordan
International Small Prints exhibition in Spain, UK and Paris
International Arabic calligraphy exhibition, Sharjah
Emaar Art international Convention, Dubai
Arabic calligraphy exhibition in Muscat
Kuwait Society of Fine Arts
Gallery Lahed, Tehran
Bahrain exhibition in UNESCO in Paris
Qatar Society of fine Arts
Ministry of culture Exhibitions in Morrocco “Asseela Festival culture” and in Cairo
Exhibition in AlSharjah Museum
Appreciation Award, from the two yearly Exhibition, Kuwait
The Golden Leaf Award, from G.C.C. Exhibition, Qatar
Appreciation Award, from Ministry of Information Annual Exhibition, Bahrain
Appreciation Award, Kuwait
AlDana Award, form Ministry of Information Annual Exhibition, Bahrain
First prize Award, from Emaar Art international Convention, Dubai
The Golden Leaf Award, from G.C.C. Exhibition, Oman