Exhibition / 15 Jan – 31 Jan 2020

The Place I Call Home - Bahrain

Ffotogallery are delighted to invite you to the sixth edition of The Place I Call Home, at the Bahrain National Museum's Art Centre. The Art Centre, which is unique in its kind in the Kingdom of Bahrain, is committed to enhancing the appreciation and understanding of modern and contemporary arts. Formed as the Art Centre in May 1992, the Art Centre is one of the City’s finest galleries, and emerged as a leading force in the country for presenting prestigious exhibitions of important artists. Throughout the year the Art Centre hosts events such as workshops, artist talks, art and photography exhibitions and lectures.

This cross-cultural exhibition, commissioned by the British Council and curated by David Drake, Director of Ffotogallery, presents the work of 12 artists, each using photography to explore the idea of home through the experiences of people living in the Gulf and the UK at a time of rapid change and social mobility.

After scoping visits to all six GCC countries, curator for the project and Director of Ffotogallery David Drake determined the vision and approach for the exhibition and commissioned several UK and Middle East based artists to produce work responding to its themes. The selected artists reflect a balance of age, gender and professional experience, as well as representation of all six GCC countries. In various ways, the work of the selected artists is about sharing stories of culture and heritage, challenging stereotypes, exploring identities, commonalities and differences.

The artists featured in the exhibition are: Hussain Almosawi & Mariam Alarab, Mohammed Al Kouh, Ammar Al Attar, Josh Adam Jones, Eman Ali, Abi Green & Sebastian Betancur-Montoya, Moath Alofi, Ben Soedira, Gillian Robertson, Richard Allenby-Pratt and Zahed Sultan.

The exhibition continues in Bahrain until the 31 January 2020.

Visit the project site theplaceicallhome.org to find out more about the artists and the project.