Born in 1952 in Tangier, Abdelbasset Ben Dahman studied at the School of Applied Arts in Casablanca. He then joined the Regional Educational Center of Rabat, C P R, (plastic arts section). His first exhibition took place in 1972. From 1973, he teaches plastic arts in his hometown and then follows in 1983-1984 the special cycle of training for teachers of plastic arts. He manages the Linéart Gallery, which also houses his studio.
He lives and works in Tangier.