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Emheyo Bahabba "Embah"

1938 - 2015


Embah, as the artist is popularly known, is a combination of letters from his first and last name. Embah is a self-taught artist.

Embah was a Printer at the Government Printery.

In January 1980 he had his first solo exhibition at the American Center on Marli Street, Port of Spain. He has had seventeen solo exhibitions in twenty-six years and has also taken part in quite a number of group shows, among them The Trinidad Art Society's Annual November shows and Caribbean Focus in 1986 in England. This show in England was the first of many international exposures.
As a result his work can be found in many private collections in Trinidad and Tobag and abroad.

The artist works mainly in acrylic, but also with mixed media. In 1999, when taking part in the Divali show "Festival of Lights" at Fort San Andres (Corner South Quay and Broadway, Port of Spain) Embah first introduced lamps made from different materials.

My artwork enables me to present controversial statements, especially those related to culture without adding to the ungainly bulk of rhetoric.


Cathechism Interval 2004

Cathechism By Chance 2004


Cathechism With Due Respect 2004


Tower of Hope 2001
Wood, woodglue, sawdust and other materials.

Gathering The Gifts 1998