Al-Shaikh is regarded as Bahrain’s first installation artist. His works are included in public collections in Bahrain, Qatar, Jordan, France and The Netherlands. The installation Memory of Memories, created in an old garage in Manama, the capital of Bahrain, is a collage of private and collective memories. “In our world we are not permitted to develop our own visions, ideas and skills” says the artist, “we are not permitted to decide what we want to believe in”.
Anas Al-Shaikh. Memory of Memories 2, 2001.