Etel Adnan

Born in Beirut, 1925-2021

Ethel Adnan
Ethel Adnan

Etel Adnan (1925-2021) was a major figure in contemporary culture.

Born in Beirut in 1925 to a Syrian Muslim father and a Greek Christian mother, Adnan grew up among the landscapes of Lebanon and Syria before moving to France for a time, and then to America.

Considered one of the most important representatives of the Arab intellectual diaspora, Adnan is also a pioneer of women’s rights.

Deeply in love with nature and its original symbiosis with our existence, Adnan exhibited landscapes without human figures for her participation in dOCUMENTA (13). Seeking to represent only the physical beauty of the universe and the intense bond of love she has with it, the artist executed her paintings with clear, confident strokes.

Ethel Adnan died on the 14th of November 2021.

Sun is Coming Up
Custot Gallery Dubai is delighted to present a group exhibition of paintings, sculptures and photography by the international contemporary artists Etel Adnan, Tony Cragg, Richard Höglund, William Klein, Marc Quinn, Pablo Reinoso, Arnaud Rivieren, Tomás Saraceno, Sophia Vari, Bernar Venet and Fabienne Verdier.
12 Jan 2022 - 20 Mar 2022
Custot Gallery
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
How will it end?
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02 Dec 2021 - 06 Feb 2022
Villa Empain, Fondation Boghossian
Etel Adnan: Light’s New Measure
Over the course of a lifetime that spans almost a century, Etel Adnan’s creative and intellectual vision...
08 Oct 2021 - 10 Jan 2022
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
New York
5th Year Anniversary Group Show
For its fifth year anniversary, Custot Gallery Dubai present​s​ a group exhibition with modern and...
22 Mar 2021 - 06 Jun 2021
Custot Gallery
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