ARTDIVANO was formed in 2003 by Managing Director Afaf Zainalabedina, a Bahrain national and former banker with passion and a drive for art, and Art Director Marion Akanji. a German national, resident in Bahrain for many years, with a similar strong passion. With their joint expertise in Middle Eastern art, they formed a partnership ARTDIVANO, with the company motto: “The Passion for Art.”



“The Passion for Art” stands for fusing successful art consultancies with a concept gallery store and art boutique, a professional in-house archival giclee print studio and an online gallery; a unique concept for Bahrain. ARTDIVANO showcases fine art and art accessories both in their gallery and online, as well as offering a professional art consultancy services; searching for and sourcing specific pieces of art for their clients. They also partner with artists as their entrusted print studio for high quality archival reproductions in either limited or unlimited editions. On top of this, ARTDIVANO holds various art shows for either single artists, or groups of artists at their gallery as well as at other locations including The Four Seasons Hotel.



ARTDIVANO promotes  newcomers and novice artists as well as established and recognized local, regional and international artists who have a unique connection to the Middle East, and who are reflecting this strong connection and relationship in their work. ARTDIVANO also prides itself in showcasing unique pieces of art that can't be found elsewhere, and strives to make art available to first collectors, young collectors and low budget art lovers around the world, and their in-house produced limited editions of fine art and photography, is giving art enthusiast worldwide the an easy opportunity to enter the world of art collecting. They also provide art for villas, apartments, corporate offices and hotel projects, and their clients include The Sofitel Hotel and Spa in Bahrain and The Double Tree Hilton in Qatar.


A selection of artists and their work represented by ARTDIVANO:


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Al Andalus Garden
Al Gudaibiyah
Tel: +973 3921 2060
Tel: +973 3961 2886
Facebook: @ARTDIVANO
Instagram: @ARTDIVANO


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