Duo Ensoleillé, 2016

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

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
 
 

 2017
Album à dessins, UNAM Mexico City, Mexico

 2016
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

 2015
Etel Adnan , Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland


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

 2014
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

 2013
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


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

 2010
Etel Adnan , Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
Europie Gallery, Paris, France

 2009
Bonnafont Gallery, San Francisco, USA

 2007
Janine Rubeiz Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
Eileen Curtis Museum, Sausalito, California, United States

 2006
Arte Mare , Bastia, Corsica, France

 2004
Janine Rubeiz Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon

 1999
Janine Rubeiz Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon

 1998
Darat al Funun, Amman, Jordan
Salazar Gallery, Univ. of California, Sonoma, California, USA

 1992
Gallery 50x70, Beirut, Lebanon

 1990
Kufa Gallery, London, UK

 1989
Salazar Library, Univ. of California, Sonoma, California, USA

 1988
Bldg Administration, Fort Mason, San Francisco, USA

 1987
Samy Kinge Gallery, Paris, France

 1986
Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael, California, United States

 1985
Perception Gallery, San Francisco, USA

 1984
Perception Gallery, San Francisco, USA

 1983 
Alif Gallery, Washington DC, United States
Perception Gallery, Fort Mason, San Francisco, United States

 1982
Al Sultan Gallery, Kuwait

 1979
Asilah Festival , Morocco

 1978
Gallery L'Atelier, Rabat, Morocco

 1977
Gallery La Roue, Paris, France

 1973
Dar el Fan, Beirut, Lebanon

 1971
Sight & Insight , the Cannery, San Francisco, USA

 1969
Dominican College Gallery, San Rafael, California, United States

 1969
Unitarian Center, San Rafael, California, USA

 1965
Mount Angel College Gallery, Mount Angel, Oregon, USA
Karamanduca Gallery, San Francisco, USA

 1964
Karamanduca Gallery, San Francisco, USA

 1963
Dominican College Gallery, San Rafael, California, United States

 1961
O'Hanlon Gallery, Mill Valley, California, USA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

 2017
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

 2016
Towards a Larger World, Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden
Looking at the World Around You, Fundación Santander, Madrid, Spain

 2015
Sharjah Biennial 12, Sharjah, UAE
Liberated Subjects: Present Tense, Foundation de 11 Lijnen, Oudenburg, BelgiumIstanbul Biennial, Turkey
Interdependence, Manchester International Festival, Manchester, UK

 2014
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

 2013
Tajreed. A Selection of Arab Abstract Art. Part I 1908 – 1960, Contemporary Art Platform, Kuwait
Here, Elswhere / Ici, ailleurs, Marseille-Provence, France

 2012
dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany

 2011
The Last Grand Tour, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, Greece

 2009
Tafsir, Martin Gropius Bau Museum, Berlin, Germany

 2007
5 Artists - St Petersburg, L'Hermitage Museum, Russia
5 Artists - Oriental Museum, Moscow, Russia

 2006
British Museum, London, UK

 2004
Palacio Reale, Napoli, Italy

 2003
Musée Municipal de Thionville, France
Joerdxan National Gallery, Amman, Jordan

 2001
Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris, France
L'art du Livre Arabe, Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris, France

2000
Art Paris. Le Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France

 1998
Bradford-Smock Gallery, San Francisco
London Artists' Book Fair, Barbican Centre, London, UK

 1997
London Artists' Book Fair, Barbican Center, London, UK
Bradford Gallery, San Anselmo, California, USA
Fine Arts Gallery, University of Arkansas, Lafayette, Arkansas, USA

 1996
Book Art VIII, National Museeum for Women in the Arts,Washington D.C., USA
Andre Demedthuis, Wielsbeke, Belgium

 1995
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

 1994
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

 1993
André Demedthuis, Wielsbeke, Belgium
Galerie Natkin-Berta, Paris, France

 1991
Institut du Monde Arabe - Paris, France
20 ans, 20 artistes, L'Atelier, Rabat, Morocco Mediatheque, Mureaux, France
Unesco Paris, France

 1990
Evenements urbains, Grenoble, France
Villa Croce, Genoa, Italy