Born in Bahrain 1960. Abbas attained a Bsc. in Arabic literature from the University of Doha, Qatar in 1982.  He won a Merit award at the first painting biennial in Islamic World – Tehran – Iran in 2000 and later won First Prize in Graphic at the Second Calligraphy Biennial of The Islamic World (Graphics section), Tehran – Iran in 2002.

Abbas Yousif

Abbas Yousif Ahmed


Born in 1960 in Bahrain


Solo Exhibitions:

2009 Al bareh Art Gallery-Bahrain

2009 Al Riwaq Art Gallery- Bahrain

2008 Al Riwaq Art Gallery- Bahrain

2006 Cultural Foundation-Abu dhabi, U.A.E

2005 Cultural Foundation-Abu dhabi, U.A.E

2004 Al Bareh Artsِ ِGallery, Bahrain.

1994 The Bahrain Arts Society, Bahrain.


Two man-show with Jabbar Al Ghadban

2004 Art Center, Bahrain.

2000 Al Riwaq Gallery, Bahrain.

1999 Al Mashriq Gallery, Amman, Jordan

1998 Kufa Gallery, London, England

The Omani Art Society, Muscat, Oman

Ishtar Gallery, Damascus, Syria

Alkanji Gallery, Aleppo, Syria

1997 Mcdborgerhus, Copenhagen, Denmark.

1996 Ejcldani Junstgallcri, Copenhagen, Denmark.

1995 Phcnique Gallery, Amman, Jordan.

Al Ghadeer Gallery, Kuwait.

International awards

2006 Arts That Inspire Arabic Calligraphy, Sharjah, UAE.

2002 First Prize in Graphic at the Second Calligraphy Biennial of

Islamic World (Graphics section), Tehran – Iran.

2000 Merit award at the 1st painting biennial 0f Islamic

World, Tehran . Iran

Museums & Public Collections


2009 Zervas Art Collection, Greece

2009 The Ministry Of Culture, Syria

2008 The British National museum, UK

2006 The National museum of Sharjah, UAE.

2006 Cultural Foundation, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

2002 The National museum of Sharjah, UAE.

2001 The National Council for Culture, arts & Literature, Kuwait.

1999 National Museum of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Arabian Contemporary Art Museum, Doha, Qatar.

1998 Kufa Gallery, London, England.

National Museum, Damascus, Syria.

1997 Museum "4th Block” Kharkiv, Ukraine.

1995 Royal Fine Arts Society, Amman, Jordan.

1994 The National council for culture, arts & Literature, Kuwait City.

1993 Musco de Arte Moderno, Barcelona, Spain

1992 Bahrain National museum, Manama, Bahrain.

Private Collections:


Bahrain – Kuwait – U.A.E – Saudi Arabia – Norway – Syria – Jordan – Denmark – Sweden – Zimbabwe – Germany – South Africa – Japan – France – Turkey - Italy.


Group Exhibitions:

2009 1st Art & science International Festival-Patras-Greece

Jerusalem in their eyes-Damascus-Syria.

2008 Word into Art, The British Museum touring exhibition-

Dubai. UAE

2007 3 Bahraini Artist, Jabbar, Lobna & Abbas-Paris –Uropia

Gallery.Paris. France

2005 3 Bahraini Artist, Jabbar, Lobna & Abbas-Gezira Art

Center- Cairo, Egypt.

2003 3rd International Small Engraving Exhibition – Cermona – Italy.

International Miniprint, Trinnial – Tokoyo – Japan

3rd Bahraini Artist, Jabbar, Lobna & Abbas – Gallery am berg Kongislutter, Germany.

2002 2nd Calligraphy biennial of the Islamic World – Tehran – Iran.

2001 3rd Printmaking Festival, Evora, Portugal.

International biennial of Sharjah. U.A.E

11th international print biennial, Varna – Bulgaria

The 3rd International EX-Libris Exhibition, RIJEKA, CROATIA

2001 Triennial 100 Cities, Cracow, Poland

Dialogue Between Civilization, Graphic Art Workshop. Oslo

2000 First Painting Biennial in Islamic World, Tehran, Iran

International Art Project 2000 Pictures for the year 2000, Carpdiem Weimar - Germany

3rd International Triennial of Graphic Arts, Bittola, Macedonia.

5th Triennial Mondiale d’Estampes Petit Format, Chamallicres, France

1999 German International Exhibition of Graphic Art, Frechen Stadt, Germany

19th Mini Print International de Cadaques, Spain.

1998 Tokyo International Mini Print Triennial, Tokyo, Japan.

1997 Mini Print Biennial, Olfostrom, Sweden.

4th Block Triennial, Kharkiv, Ukraine.

Portland Art Museum International Print Exhibition, Portland, Oregon, USA.

2nd International Triennial of Graphic Arts, Bittola, Mecdonia.

The Fist Islamic World Calligraphy Festival, Tehran, Iran.

4th Triennial mondial, d'Estampes Petit Format, Chamallieres, France.

8th Asian Art Biennial, Dacca, Bangladesh.

1996 International Print Exhibition Miniature 8, Frederikstad, Norway

4th Biennial International de Grapado, Orense, Spain.

1995 8th International Print Bienal, Varna.

11th Norwegian International Print Triennial, Frescrikstad, Norway.

1994 International Miniprint Exhibition, Belgrade.

1st International Biennial of Graphic Arts, Bittola, Macedonia.

3rd Triennial Mondiale d'Estampes Petit Format, Chamallieres, France.

14th Mini Print Biennial de Cadaques, Gadaques, Spain.

1993 Mini Print Biennial, Olfostrom, Sweden.

The First International Print Biennial, Mastricht, the Netherlands

20th International Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubliana, Slovenia.

13th Miniprint International, Barcelona, Spain.


2006-To The Sea By a Butterfly‘s Wing

2009- With a Color of Fire..With a Spray of Metal

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