In conversation: UAE Artist Collective BAIT 15 Co-founders with Curator Munira Al Sayegh
BAIT 15 is an artist-run studio and exhibition space housed in a residential home in downtown Abu Dhabi.
Founded in late 2017 by Afra Al Dhaheri, Hashel Al Lamki, and Maitha Abdalla. BAIT (meaning home in Arabic) 15’s co-founders join independent curator Munira Al Sayegh in conversation to discuss their three-year journey so far, highlights from their residency and exhibition programmes, as well as thoughts on what the future holds for BAIT 15 and the artist-run ecology of the UAE.
The co-founders discuss the beginnings of their initiative and what led them to establishing an artist-run platform that lives outside of the institutional framework, highlighting their dynamic mission, as well as the guidance and role their community plays in the platform’s programmes.