Fattal Simone

Born in Damascus and lives in Beirut, Lebanon

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.

Take Me I’m Yours
After having become, for its reopening in October 2014, Paul McCarthy’s Chocolate Factory, then...
16 Sep 2015 - 08 Nov 2015
Do it بالعربي
“Do it” بالعربي [in Arabic] – a new project organised by Sharjah Art Foundation....
23 Jan 2016 - 23 Apr 2016
Simone Fattal
Curated by Sharjah Art Foundation Director Hoor Al Qasimi and hosted in the building F, SAF Art Spaces,...
12 Mar 2016 - 12 Jun 2016
Take Me (I’m Yours) at Pirelli HangarBicocca
Curated by Roberta Tenconi in collaboration with Christian Boltanski, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Chiara...
07 Nov 2017 - 21 Jan 2018
Simone Fattal: Standing Figures
kaufmann repetto announces the first solo exhibition of Simone Fattal in Italy. “Standing Figures” gives...
18 Nov 2016 - 14 Jan 2017
Active Forms
As part of the 2018 edition of March Meeting, the exhibition “Active Forms” presents works...
16 Mar 2018 - 16 Jun 2018
Etel Adnan and the Modernists
Etel Adnan and the Modernists at Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean provides an overview of Adnan’s...
06 Jun 2019 - 08 Sep 2019
Simone Fattal: Works and Days
Simone Fattal was born in Damascus, Syria in 1942, raised in Lebanon and currently lives in Paris. The...
02 Sep 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
Where the Oceans Meet
The group exhibition “Where the Oceans Meet“, housed at the Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade...
26 May 2019 - 12 Jan 2020
Art Spaces
Karma International
Galleries in Zurich
kaufmann repetto
Galleries in Milan
Balice Hertling
Galleries in Paris