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EBRAHIM BUSAAD

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.

Busaad solo exhibitions

1985

Private works, Bahrain Arts Society.

1988

The “Intifada” Uprising of Arabic letter, Bahrain Arts Society

1996

The Lights & Shadows, Bahrain Arts Society

1998

“On the Dining Table”, Bahrain Arts Society

2000

“The Gestures”, Arts Center

2001

“Takaseem” , AlRawaq Gallery

2002

“Lanterns” , Bahrain Arts Society

2005

“The Music of yearning”, AlBareh Gallery

2006

“Maqamat” , Bahrain Art Society

2007

“The music of yearning 2”, Bahrain Art Society

2008

“Traneem”, AlBareh Gallery

2009

“End of the Point”, AlBareh Gallery

2011

“Antagonism”, (Silk Screen), Memory of the Places – Bait Bin Matar (all proceeds of the exhibition is allocated for Alrahma Disable Society)

2012

“Ring of the Dove”, Memory of the places – Bait Bin Matar

2013

“Black & White” (Etching), Arabic Regional Centre for international Heritage (All proceeds of the exhibition is allocated for Bahrain Cancer Society)

2014

“Shadow of the Pink”, Busaad Art Gallery

His joint exhibitions in the Kingdom of Bahrain include:

1973

The Ministry of Labour & Social Affairs exhibition

1977

The joint Academic exhibition

1978-2003

The Ministry of Cabinet Affairs & Information exhibitions

1978-1980

The Contemporary Art Society exhibitions

1982

The Etching exhibition

1982

“The Israeli Invasion of Lebanon”, With Nasser AlYousif

1983

The Bahrain Art Society preliminary exhibition

1983-2004

The Bahrain Art Society exhibitions

1997

“Wojooh”(Faces Exhibition), with the poet Qassim Haddad, musician Khalid AlShaikh and Directed by Abdulla Yousif

1999-2000

AlDukan Gallery

2000

Bahrain University exhibition

2000

Arabic calligraphy exhibition, Bait AlQuran

2002

“Waking up the butterfly that was there” exhibition, with the poet Qassim Haddad

2004

Arabesque Gallery

2009

Hind Gallery Exhibition with the artist Ali AlMahmeed

2004-2014

Annual Bahrain Fine Arts Exhibitions held by Ministry of Culture

Busaad’s overseas joint exhibitions include:

1988

The Cairo Biennial

1989 &
1999- 2001

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

2000

Gulf exhibition at Darat AlFunoon, Jordan

2001

International Small Prints exhibition in Spain, UK and Paris

2004

International Arabic calligraphy exhibition, Sharjah

2005

Emaar Art international Convention, Dubai

2006

Arabic calligraphy exhibition in Muscat

2006

Kuwait Society of Fine Arts

2007

Gallery Lahed, Tehran

2006

Bahrain exhibition in UNESCO in Paris

2007

Qatar Society of fine Arts

2014-2015

Ministry of culture Exhibitions in Morrocco “Asseela Festival culture” and in Cairo

2015

Bangladesh Bienniale

2015

Exhibition in AlSharjah Museum

Since his immerse in art, Busaad has received various awards and recognitions for his work nationally and internationally. These awards and recognitions include:

Appreciation Award, from the two yearly Exhibition, Kuwait

1992

The Golden Leaf Award, from G.C.C. Exhibition, Qatar

1996-1999

Appreciation Award, from Ministry of Information Annual Exhibition, Bahrain

1999

Appreciation Award, Kuwait

2000

AlDana Award, form Ministry of Information Annual Exhibition, Bahrain

2005

First prize Award, from Emaar Art international Convention, Dubai

2006

The Golden Leaf Award, from G.C.C. Exhibition, Oman

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