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  • Born 1925 in Beirut, Lebanon
  • Lives and works in Paris, France

Education

  • Studied: Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris, France
  • University of California, Berkeley, California
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Solo/Two person exhibitions

2018

  • A Yellow Sun, A Green Sun, A Yellow Sun, A Red Sun, A Blue Sun, Mass Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Massachusetts
  • Tout ce que je fais est Mémoire, Château La Coste, Le Puy Sainte Réparade
  • Tepisseries et estampes, Galeire Lelong & Co, Paris 

2017

  • Album à dessins, Central Library, Universidad nacional autónoma de México, Mexico City
  • Sea and Fog, Oakville Art Galleries, Ontario
  • Etel Adnan | Gerhard Richter, FLAG Art Foundation, New York

2016

  • Painting. Drawing. Tapestry. Writing, Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Hamburg
  • A Tremendous Astronomer, Galerie Lelong, Paris
  • Etel Adnan, Institut De Monde Arabe, Paris
  • The Weight of the World, Serpentine Gallery, London

2015

  • Nouvelles estampes, Galerie Le Long, Paris
  • Etel Adnan - La Joie de Vivre, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich
  • Etel Adnan, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
  • Etel Adnan, White Cube, Hong Kong
  • Etel Adnan, Galerie Lelong, New York

2014

  • Inside the White Cube, White Cube, London
  • Callicoon Fine Arts, New York, New York
  • Etel Adnan in All Her Dimensions, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar
  • Writing Mountains, The Museum of Modern Art, Salzburg

2013

  • Words and Places: Etel Adnan, The Wattis Institute, San Francisco, California
  • Galleria Continua, Les Moulins, France
  • Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy
  • Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Beirut, Lebanon

2012

  • Callicoon Fine Arts, New York, New York
  • Works 1965 – 2012, Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Hamburg, Germany

2010

  • Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Europie Gallery, Paris, France

2009

  • Bonnafont Gallery, San Francisco, California

2007

  • Janine Rubeiz Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Eileen Curtis Museum, Sausalito, California

2006

  • Arte Mare, Bastia, Corsica

2004

  • Janine Rubeiz Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon

1999

  • Janine Rubeiz Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon

1998

  • Darat al Funun, Amman, Jordan
  • Salazar Gallery, University of California, Sonoma, California

1992

  • Gallery 50x70, Beirut, Lebanon

1990

  • Kufa Gallery, London, United Kingdom

1989

  • Salazar Library, University of California, Sonoma, California

1988

  • Administration Building, Fort Mason, San Francisco, California

1987

  • Samy Kinge Gallery, Paris, France

1986

  • Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael, California

1985

  • Perception Gallery, San Francisco, California

1984

  • Perception Gallery, San Francisco, California

1983

  • Alif Gallery, Washington, D.C.
  • Perception Gallery, Fort Mason, San Francisco, California

1982

  • Al Sultan Gallery, Kuwait

1979

  • Asilah Festival, Morocco

1978

Galerie L'Atelier, Rabat, Morocco

1977

  • Galerie La Roue, Paris, France

1973

  • Dar el Fan, Beirut, Lebanon

1971

  • Sight & Insight, the Cannery, San Francisco, California

1969

  • Dominican College Gallery, San Rafael, California
  • Unitarian Center, San Rafael, California

1965

  • Mount Angel College Gallery, Mount Angel, Oregon
  • Karamanduca Gallery, San Francisco, California

1964

  • Karamanduca Gallery, San Francisco, California

1963

  • Dominican College Gallery, San Rafael, California

1961

  • O'Hanlon Gallery, Mill Valley, California


Group Exhibitions

2017

  • Delirium & Destiny, A Tale of a Tube, Rotterdam
  • Take Me (I’m Yours), Serpentine Gallery, London
  • Home Beirut. Sounding the Neighbours, MAXXI – National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Rome
  • Between Two Rounds of Fire, The Exile of the Sea, American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington D.C.
  • From Ear to Ear to Eye, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK
  • WheredoIendandyoubegin - On Secularity, 9th edition of Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Röda Sten Konsthall, Göteborg
  • 100 Masterpieces of Modern and Contemporary Arab Art: The Barjeel Collection, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris
  • Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction, Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • Colour Is, Waddington Custot, London
  • L’emozione dei COLORI nell’arte, Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Rivoli

2016

  • Towards a Larger World, Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden
  • Looking at the World Around You, Fundación Santander, Madrid
  • Barjeel Art Foundation Collection: Part 4, Whitechapel Gallery, London
  • Frequent Long Walks, Hannah Barry Gallery, London
2015

  • Interdependence, Manchester International Festival, Manchester
  • Take me (I'm yours), Monnaie de Paris, Paris
  • Albert the Kid is Ghosting, David Roberts Art Foundation, London
  • SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms, Istanbul Biennial
  • Etel Adnan, Christina Forrer, Mimi Lauter, Scott Olson, Ulrich Wulff, TIF SIGFRIDS, Los Angeles
  • Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates

2014

  • Serpentine Marathon, Serpentine Gallery, London
  • Here and Elsewhere, New Museum, New York
  • Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart
  • this secret world that exists right there in public, Rampa Gallery, Istanbul
  • Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
  • Rose, CEAAC Centre Europeen D'Actions Artistiqes Contemporaines, Strasbourg, France
  • Was wir zeigen wollen, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany
2013

  • Calligraffiti: 1984 - 2013, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, New York
  • 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
  • The Art of Friendship, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut

2011

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

2009

  • Tafsir, Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2007

  • 5 Artists, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 5 Artists, The State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow, Russia

2006

  • British Museum, London, United Kingdom

2004

  • Palacio Reale, Napoli, Italy

2003

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

2001

  • Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris, France
  • L'art du Livre Arabe, Bibliothèque 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 Center, London, United Kingdom

1997

  • London Artists' Book Fair, Barbican Center, London, United Kingdom
  • Bradford Gallery, San Anselmo, California
  • Fine Arts Gallery, University of Arkansas, Lafayette, Arkansas

1996

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

1995

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

1994

  • Forces of Change, National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
  • 4 Women Artists, Alif Gallery, Washington, D.C.
  • 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