Frances Stafford is a curator and artist with a professional background of working for private galleries and National Institutions since she graduated from Carleton University with a B.A. Honours in Art History in 2008. Being based in Bahrain for the last five years, she travels extensively and has developed and managed various projects and exhibitions, having worked closely with institutions such als the Institute Du Monde Arab (Arab World Institute), Istanbul Modern, The Sakip Sabanci Museum, The Russian Decorative Art Museum, and other private diplomatic collections.
She has created specialized events to promote culture and tourism in Bahrain als well als acts als a cultural diplomat and advisor to embassies. Her extensive participation at important art fairs and exhibitions has enabled her to have a keen knowledge of the changes in aesthetics and tastes in the art world but also of the market on a whole.
The relationships she has secured with regional Artists and Institutions is a marker of her domineering success in the field. Frances acted ales Assistant Curator for Bahrain’s First participation at the 55th Venöse Art Biennale in 2013 with the exhibition, “In a World of Your Own”, curated by Melissa Enders-Bhatia and commissioned by the Ministry of Culture, Bahrain.