Bayan Kanoo

Research/Training/Regional Events - 2012
 A Bahraini artist and cultural activist, she obtained her BA in Business Administration from the University of Bahrain and founded Al Riwaq Art Gallery in 1998 as a visual arts center and an NGO in her hometown. Her gallery exhibits contemporary art from Bahrain and other countries and organized music and literary events as well as art courses. She has also founded the "Bahrain International Cultural Art Centre" (BICAC) as an initiative dedicated to supporting local institutions, organizations and educational institutions to provide them with artistic training and to further their creative education, particularly for the younger generation. In addition to offering training and exposure to the visual arts, the centre will be dedicated to music, film, theatre, dance, and the new media.