Paris — New York

Simone Fattal

Painter - Sculptor - Ceramist

Born in 1942 in Damascus, Syria. Simone Fattal lives and works in Paris.
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Etel Adnan & Simone Fattal: Working Together Fattal Simone
Group show
Simone Fattal
06 May - 05 November 2022
Fondazione Antonio Dalle Nogare, Bolzane, Italy
Beirut and the Golden Sixties: A Manifesto of Fragility Fattal Simone
Group show
Simone Fattal
25 March - 12 June 2022
Berliner Festspiele, Berlin, Germany
Finding a Way Fattal Simone
Solo show
Simone Fattal
21 September 2021 - 14 June 2022
White Chapel Gallery, London, United Kingdom
The Milk of Dreams Fattal Simone
The Milk of Dreams
Simone Fattal
23 April - 27 November 2022
, Venice, Italy


Simone Fattal was born in Damascus and grew up in Lebanon. She first studied philosophy at the Ecole des Lettres of Beirut and then at the Sorbonne in Paris. In 1969 she returned to Beirut and started painting. She participated in numerous shows during the ten years when life in Lebanon was still possible. In 1980, fleeing the Civil War, she settled in California and founded the Post-Apollo Press, a publishing house dedicated to innovative and experimental literary work. In 1988, she returned to artistic practice by doing ceramic sculptures after enrolling at the Art Institute of San Francisco. In 2013, she released a movie, Autoportrait, which has been shown worldwide in many film festivals. The retrospective Works and Days at the MoMA PS1 of New York in 2019, gathering almost 200 artworks over 50 years, highlighted the richness of her work.

Selected exhibitions

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