Simone Fattal

Artist Biography

Simone Fattal was born in Damascus, Syria, and raised in Lebanon, where she studied philosophy at the École des Lettres in Beirut. She then moved to Paris, where she continued her philosophical pursuits at the Sorbonne.

In 1969 she returned to Beirut and began working as a visual artist, exhibiting her paintings until the start of the Lebanese Civil War.

She left Lebanon in 1980 and settled in California, where she founded the Post-Apollo Press, a publishing house dedicated to innovative and experimental literary work. In 1988 she enrolled at the Art Institute of San Francisco, which prompted a return to her artistic practice and a newfound dedication to sculpture and ceramics.

Fattal currently lives in Paris. Her work is included in several public collections, such as the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Yves Saint Laurent Foundation, Marrakech; the Sursock Museum, Beirut ; the Sharja Art Foundation, Sharja and the National Museum of Qatar, Doha.

Recent solo exhibitions of her work were recently held at : MoMA PS1, New York (2019) ; Bergen Kunsthall (2019) ; Pinault Collection, Punta della Dogana, Venice (2019) ; Musée Yves Saint Laurent, Marrakech (2018) ; the Rochechouart Departmental Museum of Contemporary Art (2017) ; Sharjah Art Foundation (2016).

Simone Fattal is represented by Galerie Tanit Beirut.

Exhibitions
Featured
Paper Trail
50 years
Collective Exhibition

From November 23, 2022 to December 23, 2022

Featured
15 Years, Crossed Perspectives
Collective Exhibition

From November 4, 2022 to January 2, 2023

Featured
ART DUBAI 2018

From March 21, 2018 to March 24, 2018

Featured
MENART FAIR 2022

From May 18, 2022 to May 22, 2022 

Featured
MENART FAIR 2021

From May 27, 2021 to May 30, 2021

Featured
I Am One Acquainted With The Night
Collective Exhibition

From June 5, 2021 to September 25, 2021

Featured
Un Bestiaire
Collective Exhibition

From September 9, 2021 to October 1, 2021

Featured
Grès et Porcelaine
Simone Fattal

From June 24, 2014 to September 4, 2014

Featured
La Reine de Tyr
Simone Fattal

From March 2, 2011 to April 20, 2011

Featured
Féminités Plurielles
Collective Exhibition

From February 8, 2018 to April 5, 2018

Featured
Something Blue
Collective Exhibition

From September 1, 2021 to September 12, 2021

Featured
… كان يا مكان
Collective Exhibition

From February 16, 2022 to April 16, 2022

Simone Fattal News
""
Aus Ton erschaffen
Read Article
Featured
Manifesto of Fragility, the 16th Biennale de Lyon
Read Article
"Curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, the 2022 edition of the Biennale de Lyon, includes works by Simone Fattal, Chafa Ghaddar and Taryn Simon.    "
"“…provide me the clay so I can do the making” 11 works by Simone Fattal will be exhibited at the Museum Fünf Kontinente’s permanent exhibition “The Orient”, from June 3, 2022 to December 4, 2022. More Info"
Simone Fattal at the Museum Fünf Kontinente
Read Article
Featured
Simone Fattal at the 59th Biennale di Venezia
Read Article
"Simone Fattal’s works are part of the 59th Biennale di Venezia, “Milk of Dreams” curated by Cecilia Alemani. From April 23, 2022 until November 27, 2022."
"The Lahore Biennale Foundation has released its list of over seventy artists including Simone Fattal who will participate in the second edition of the Lahore Biennale (LB02), “Between the Sun and the Moon,” taking place between January 26 and February 29. Curated by Hoor Al Qasimi, the director of the Sharjah Art Foundation, the exhibition will focus […]"
The Lahore Biennale Foundation | List of Artists
Read Article