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Balqees Fakhro is a celebrated artist who was born in Bahrain in 1950. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lone Mountain College in San Francisco, California in 1975. Now living in Bahrain, she is a member of the Formative Art Society as well as the Artists Group of the Arabian Gulf Cooperation Council.
Her selected group exhibitions include: Forces of Change: Artists of the Arab World, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, 1994; Art for Humanity, Baghdad International Festival of Art, Baghdad, Iraq, 1988 and 1990; Artists Group of the Arabian Gulf Cooperation Council States, Kuwait City and Cairo, 1986, Tunis and Madrid, 1987, Amman and Bonn, 1989, Washington, 1990; Formative Art, Regional Conference for Women in the Gulf and Arabian Peninsula, Oman, 1986; December Exhibition of the Formative Art Society, Bahrain, 1985; National Day Exhibition of the Modern Art Society, Bahrain, 1985; Exhibition of Bahraini Female Artists, Bahrain, 1984; Formative Art Society Exhibition, Bahrain, 1977.