Duo Ensoleillé, 2016

Duo Ensoleillé, 2016
Handwooven tapestry by Pinton Aubusson, France, 230 x 209 cm

Etel Adnan ( b.1925 in Lebanon) lives and works in Paris & Beirut. She is widely recognized as one of the foremost authors, poets and playwrights of her generation. 

Etel Adnan  has worked in private collections as well as the Royal Jordanian Museum, the Tunis Modern Art Museum, the Sursock Museum in Beirut, the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, the British Museum in London, the Washington DC World Bank Collection, The National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington DC

A tapestry designer, she has tapestries in public spaces and private collections. Slides of her tapestries are in the permanent files of the Contemporary Crafts Museum of New York and Los Angeles.


 Selected Solo Exhibitions

Album à dessins, UNAM Mexico City, Mexico

Etel Adnan • Paintings • Drawings • Tapestry • Writing , Sfeir-Semler Gallery Hamburg, Hamburg
Etel Adnan , Institut du monde arabe, Paris
Etel Adnan: The Weight of the World , Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London

Etel Adnan , Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland

Etel Adnan , Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

Writing Mountains , The Museum of Modern Art Salzburg, Austria 
Etel Adnan , Callicoon Fine Arts, New York, United States
Etel Adnan at All Her Dimensions , Mathaf, Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar

Etel Adnan , Sefir-Semler Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
Words and Places: Etel Adnan , Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, United States
Galleria Continua, San Giminiano, Italy

Etel Adnan, Works 1965 - 2012 , Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

Etel Adnan , Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
Europie Gallery, Paris, France

Bonnafont Gallery, San Francisco, USA

Janine Rubeiz Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
Eileen Curtis Museum, Sausalito, California, United States

Arte Mare , Bastia, Corsica, France

Janine Rubeiz Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon

Janine Rubeiz Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon

Darat al Funun, Amman, Jordan
Salazar Gallery, Univ. of California, Sonoma, California, USA

Gallery 50x70, Beirut, Lebanon

Kufa Gallery, London, UK

Salazar Library, Univ. of California, Sonoma, California, USA

Bldg Administration, Fort Mason, San Francisco, USA

Samy Kinge Gallery, Paris, France

Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael, California, United States

Perception Gallery, San Francisco, USA

Perception Gallery, San Francisco, USA

Alif Gallery, Washington DC, United States
Perception Gallery, Fort Mason, San Francisco, United States

Al Sultan Gallery, Kuwait

Asilah Festival , Morocco

Gallery L'Atelier, Rabat, Morocco

Gallery La Roue, Paris, France

Dar el Fan, Beirut, Lebanon

Sight & Insight , the Cannery, San Francisco, USA

Dominican College Gallery, San Rafael, California, United States

Unitarian Center, San Rafael, California, USA

Mount Angel College Gallery, Mount Angel, Oregon, USA
Karamanduca Gallery, San Francisco, USA

Karamanduca Gallery, San Francisco, USA

Dominican College Gallery, San Rafael, California, United States

O'Hanlon Gallery, Mill Valley, California, USA


Selected Group Exhibitions


Acts of Translation, Mohammad and Mahera Abu Ghazaleh Foundation, Amman, Jordan

Etel Adnan/Gerhard Richter, Flag Art Foundation, New York
Colori, Castello di Rivoli, Italy
Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction, MoMA, New York
Delirium & Destiny, A Tale of a Tube, Rotterdam
WheredoIendyoubegin - On Secularity, Göteborg International Biennal of Contemporary Art, Sweden
Home Beirut. Sounding the Neighbors, MAXXI, Rome
From Ear to Ear to Ear, Nottingham Contemporary, UK

Towards a Larger World, Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden
Looking at the World Around You, Fundación Santander, Madrid, Spain

Sharjah Biennial 12, Sharjah, UAE
Liberated Subjects: Present Tense, Foundation de 11 Lijnen, Oudenburg, BelgiumIstanbul Biennial, Turkey
Interdependence, Manchester International Festival, Manchester, UK

Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Rose, CEAAC Centre Europeen D'Actions Artistiqes Contemporaines, Strasbourg, France
Serpentine Marathon, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
Here and Elsewhere, New Museum, New York, USA
Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart, Germany
this secret world that exists right there in public, Rampa Istanbul, Turkey
Was wir zeigen wollen, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany

Tajreed. A Selection of Arab Abstract Art. Part I 1908 – 1960, Contemporary Art Platform, Kuwait
Here, Elswhere / Ici, ailleurs, Marseille-Provence, France

dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany

The Last Grand Tour, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, Greece

Tafsir, Martin Gropius Bau Museum, Berlin, Germany

5 Artists - St Petersburg, L'Hermitage Museum, Russia
5 Artists - Oriental Museum, Moscow, Russia

British Museum, London, UK

Palacio Reale, Napoli, Italy

Musée Municipal de Thionville, France
Joerdxan National Gallery, Amman, Jordan

Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris, France
L'art du Livre Arabe, Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris, France

Art Paris. Le Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France

Bradford-Smock Gallery, San Francisco
London Artists' Book Fair, Barbican Centre, London, UK

London Artists' Book Fair, Barbican Center, London, UK
Bradford Gallery, San Anselmo, California, USA
Fine Arts Gallery, University of Arkansas, Lafayette, Arkansas, USA

Book Art VIII, National Museeum for Women in the Arts,Washington D.C., USA
Andre Demedthuis, Wielsbeke, Belgium

Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, California, USA.
Hallie Brown Ford Gallery, Salem, Oregon, USA
Nexus Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, USA
Inter-American Gallery, Dade Wolfson Campus, Miami, Florida, USA
Le Arie del Tempo, Studio Alaya, Genoa, Italy

Forces of Change, National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington D.C., USA
4 Women artists, Alif Gallery, Washington D.C., USA
Galerie de Paperbusse, Ostende, Belgium
Harelbeke Demedthuis, Wielsbeke, Belgium

André Demedthuis, Wielsbeke, Belgium
Galerie Natkin-Berta, Paris, France

Institut du Monde Arabe - Paris, France
20 ans, 20 artistes, L'Atelier, Rabat, Morocco Mediatheque, Mureaux, France
Unesco Paris, France

Evenements urbains, Grenoble, France
Villa Croce, Genoa, Italy