Simone Fattal is a painter and ceramics sculptor who was born in Damascus and grew up in Lebanon. She studied philosophy at the Ecole letters of Beirut and at the Sorbonne, before embarking on a career as a painter. She began painting in 1969 when she returned to Beirut after completing her studies in France. In the early 1970s, she attended Dar el-Fan Janine Rubeiz in Beirut as a painter, photographer and writer. In 1980 she settled in California and founded the Post-Apollo Press, a publishing house dedicated to innovative, experimental literary work. She returned to her career as an artist in 1989, through the medium of ceramics sculpture. During this period, she worked at the prestigious workshop of Hans Spinner in Grasse, France. Her paintings and sculptures have been exhibited widely. In 1993, a retrospective of her paintings was held in Dar El-Nadwa in Beirut. In 1994, she participated in the traveling exhibition “Forces of Change: Women Artists From the Arab World” in Washington. Her sculptures have recently been exhibited in Beirut, France, Germany, England, New York, and California.

Simone Fattal
Simone Fattal

Current Exhibitions

Etel Adnan and the Modernists

Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean

06 Jun — 08 Sep
Etel Adnan and the Modernists at Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean provides an overview of Adnan’s visual work from the early 1960s to the present day, with the work and ideas of some of the key protagonists...

Upcoming Exhibitions

Simone Fattal: Works and Days

02/09/2019 — 31/12/2019

Past Exhibitions

Active Forms

Sharjah Art Foundation
16/03/2018 — 16/06/2018

Simone Fattal: Standing Figures

kaufmann repetto
18/11/2016 — 14/01/2017

Take Me (I’m Yours) at Pirelli HangarBicocca

Pirelli HangarBicocca
07/11/2017 — 21/01/2018

Simone Fattal

Sharjah Art Foundation
12/03/2016 — 12/06/2016

Do it بالعربي

Sharjah Art Gallery/Bait Obaid Al Shamsi 23/01/2016 — 23/04/2016

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Damascus Country of birth: Syria Lives in: Beirut, Lebanon