BIN MATAR HOUSE
Educated in Paris, France at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts, Faisal Samra is a leading Arab artist and pioneer of conceptual art in the Middle East. The artist’s oeuvre spans painting, sculpture, photography, video and installation. Always one to break with conventions, the human body is central to Samra’s work as he explores existentialist and political themes, questioning the status quo and our perception of ourselves. His recent exhibition “Global Warming” at the Bin Matar House (Bahrain, 2015), critically explored the events of the Arab Spring through a juxtaposition of paintings, installation and video.