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Etel Adnan

Poet / Writer / Artist

Etel Adnan was born in 1925 in Beirut. She lives and works in Paris.

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Le monde n'est pas forcément un empire Adnan Etel
Group show
Etel Adnan
11 October - 15 December 2019
Lille Métropole Musée d’art moderne, d’art contemporain et d’art brut, Lille, France
Luogo e Segni Adnan Etel
Group show
Luogo e Segni
Etel Adnan
24 March - 15 December 2019
Punta della Dogana Venice Italy

Biography

Etel Adnan was born on February 24,1925 in Beirut. Lebanese American artist and writer, she presently lives and works in Paris. Since the 1960s, Etel Adnan has been making accordion-fold books, or leporellos, that meld visual and verbal observation, fusing the artist’s parallel practices in painting and writing as she transcribes poems and records unfolding landscapes and urban spaces. Adnan’s artworks feature in numerous collections, including Centre Pompidou, Paris, Mathaf, Doha, Qatar, Royal Jordanian Museum, Tunis Modern Art Museum, Sursock Museum, Beirut, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, British Museum, London, World Bank Collection, Washington D.C., and National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington D.C, as well as within many private collections.

Selected exhibitions

  • 2019
    • Lille Métropole Musée d’art moderne, d’art contemporain et d’art brut, Lille, France
    • Punta della Dogana, Venise, Italie
    • Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, États-Unis
    • Mudam Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
    • MASS MoCA, North Adams, Etats-Unis
    • Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Londres, Royaume-Uni
    • Centre Pompidou Metz, Metz, France
    • Villa Médicis - Académie de France à Rome, Rome, Italie
    • Galerie Lelong & Co., Paris , France
    • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, Etats-Unis
  • 2018
    • Fondation Vincent Van Gogh, Arles, France
    • Zentrum Paul Klee, Berne, Suisse
    • Musée Yves Saint Laurent, Marrakech, Maroc
    • Villa Médicis - Académie de France à Rome, Rome, Italie
    • Chateau la Coste, Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade, France
    • Fundación Helga de Alvear, Cáceres, Espagne
    • Fondation Jan Michalski, Montricher, Suisse
    • MAXXI, Rome, Italie
    • Lehderstrasse 34, Berlin, Allemagne
    • Galerie Lelong & Co, Paris, France
    • Institut des Cultures de l'Islam, Paris, France
    • 2015
      • Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin, Irlande
      • Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Suède
      • Galerie Lelong, New York, Etats-Unis
      • Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna, Bologne, Italie
      • Sharjah Biennal, Sharjah, Emirats Arabe Unis
      • Galerie Lelong, Paris, France
      • Museum der Moderne, Salzbourg, Autriche
    • 2014
      • White Cube, Londres, Royaume-Uni
      • SALTS, Birsfelde, Suisse
      • MATHAF - Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar
      • Whitney Biennial, New York, Etats-Unis
    • 2012
      • Documenta, Cassel, Allemagne
      • Serpentine Gallery, Londres, Royaume-Uni
    • 1988
      • Administration Bldg, Fort Mason, San Francisco, Etats-Unis
    • 1973
      • Dar el Fan, Beyrouth, Liban
    • 1969
      • Dominican College Gallery, San Rafael, Etats-Unis
    • 1965
      • Mount Angel College Gallery, Mount Angel, Etats-Unis
    • 1963
      • Dominican College Gallery, San Rafael, Etats-Unis
      • Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, Etats-Unis
      • Musée national d'Art moderne (MNAM), Paris, France
      • Kadist Art Foundation San Francisco, San Francisco, Etats-Unis
      • Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Etats-Unis
      • Museum of Modern Art, New York, Etats-Unis
      • Darat al Funun, Amman, Jordanie
      • John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, États-Unis
      • Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, Emirats Arabes Unis
      • Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Etats-Unis
      • Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, États-Unis
      • Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Etats-Unis
      • Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Etats-Unis
      • Flag Art Foundation, New York, Etats-Unis
      • Museum of Arts and Design, New York, Etats-Unis
      • Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italie
      • Serralves Museum, Porto, Portugal
      • Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar
      • British Museum, Londres, Royaume-Uni
      • Tate Gallery, Londres, Royaume-Uni
      • Moderna Museet Malmö, Malmö, Suède
      • Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, Suisse
      • Birzeit University Museum, Bir Zeit, Territoire Palestinien Occupé
      • Musée National d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Tunis, Tunisie
      • Huma Kabakcı Collection, Istanbul, Turquie
      • Royal Jordanian Museum, Amman, Jordanie
      • National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington, Etats-Unis
      • Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Irlande
      • M+, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
      • Frank F. Yang Collection, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
      • Nicolas Sursock Museum, Beyrouth, Liban
      • Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France
      • Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
      • Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France
      • Carré d'Art - Musée d'art contemporain de Nîmes, Nimes, France
      • Colby Museum of Art, Waterville, Etats-Unis
      • World Bank Collection, Washington, Etats-Unis



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