Adib Fattal... Biography
Born in 1962 in Washington D.C.the son of a diplomat,Adib spent most of his time in Europe,the United States and the Middle East. He graduated with a B.B.A in International Marketing from the City University of New York. Having spent some years in the field of business and banking Adib decided to abandon it and dedicate himself to his original love : graphic art. At present , he lives in Jedaidet Artouz at the foot of Mount Hermon where he paints, farms and looks after his dog, cat, and a large collection of birds including a clever parrot. Adib has exhibited in Europe the USA, Canada and in the Middleeast. Exhibitions: Joint exhibition sponsored by Shell Company at Maktab Anbar, Damascus , May 2001; Solo exhibition at the Istitut francis d'etudes arabes de Damas, April 2003; Solo exhibition at the Ishtar Gallery, Damascus, December 2002; Solo exhibition at the American University of Cairo on the occasion of "The Year of Palestine.", April 2003; Solo exhibition at the Nassir Shawra Gallery, Damascus, June 2004; Solo exhibition at the Orex Expo in Montreal, Canada, in July-August 2004; Solo exhibition at the Safrkhan Gallery in Zamalek, Cairo in April 2005; Solo exhibition at the V.M art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan, December 2006; Solo exhibition at the Primitive Art Gallery , Cracow, Poland , September 2007; Solo exhibition at the Otrebusy Museum of Folk Art, Warsaw, December 2007; Solo exhibition at the Galerie Janine Rubeiz,Beirut,June 2008; Joint exhibition at the Camden Art Gallery,London,October 2008; Solo exhibition a t the Zamaan Art Gallery,Beirut,Lebanon,May,2009; Joint exhibition at the Hammer Gallery in Holland,Amsterdam, November,2009 Solo exhibition at the Solidere Gallery in Beirut ,Lebanon,in the month of May 2010. Solo exhibition at the Jerusalem Fund Gallery,Washington DC.USA,April2011. Joint exhibition at the Jerusalem Fund Gallery for a special exhibit entitled “Breaching the Wall,Washington DC.,USA,May2011 Solo exhibition at the Islamic Resource Center,Greenfield Wisconsin,USA,June 2011 Joint exhibition at the Biennal Dever Art Fair,Brussels,Belgium,August 14th 2011 Joint charity exhibit entitled "Bashayer," alongside other Arab artists, to support children with cancer in Khobar ,SaudiArabia.November13th to 16th,2011 Solo exhibition at the Spontanious Art Museum,Brussels, Belgium,January 12th 2012 Solo exhibition at the 4walls Gallery in Dubai,UAE.March.2012 Joint exhibition at the Delaware County Community College,Penn. USA,March2012 Joint exhibition at the Ecolintannuelle Open art Exhibition, Cologny,Switzerland-April 23rd-April27.2012 Joint exhibition at Parallax art Fair, Oct,12th to14th,2012 .London,United Kingdom Joint exhibition at the Peoples Gallery in Damascus,Syria-July10th-Sept.10th,2012 Solo exhibition at the Mardin Biennial in Turkey presented by the Museum of Everything, London. From September 21 to October 21, 201 Solo exhibition at Babel Theater,Beirut,Lebanon fromFebruary 19 to March 3rd,2013 Solo exhibition at Museum der Stadt Bad Ischi in Austria from March 1st to end of May,2013 Solo exhibition at Woodrow Wilson Institute in Washington DC.USA,March 15th to May15th,2013 Joint exhibition, organized by the Parivesh Kala Sansthan,Dec.20th toDec.22 ,2013,an NGO which supports and promotes the Indian visual arts culture, Jaipur, India. Joint exhibition,”My Neighbours”Museum of Modern Art,Istanbul,Turkey,From January 8th To May 8th,2014. Joint exhibition,All India Art Exhibition,Jaipur,IndiaJanuary31st,2014 Joint exhibition at Gallery EspacesEphemeres,Beirut,Lebanon,May 8th to June 30th,2014 Joint exhibition at the Fall Exhibition organized by the Ministry of Culture at Khan Asaad Basha,Damascus from November 16th,2015 to November 26th,2015 . Solo exhibition at S.V.Gallery,Subject:Palestine,Saifi Village,Beirut,Lebanon From from April 19th to May 7th ,2016 Solo exhibition at S.V.Gallery,Subject Moorish Spain ,Saifi Village,Beirut,Lebanon, From November 6th to November the 18th,2017, Joint exhibition titleld Exhibit “Homes: Syrian Stories Through Atrtists’ Eyes at the Museo della Cultura (MUDEC) Milan, May 05-May 20, 2018 organized by The Cultural Association L'Art9 together with the London-based Litehouse Gallery Joint exhibition at the Armena Art Fair,Yerevan,Armenia,represented by Litehouse Gallery,May 11th to May 14th 2018 Joint exhibition at the 11th Art Naif Festival in Szyb Wilson Gallery, Katowice, Poland,from8th June to 10th August 2018. Art Achivements: Adib's works are being presented by the Filu forum of Germany in its archive and CD forms, available at the annual Frankfort Book Fair. Contributed three ACEO prints to the Small Art From The Heart (SAFTH) international art exhibit in Newaygo, Michigan, August 11th through September 2nd, 2012." Work cited in INSITA,2010-By the International Exhibition 0f Self-taught Art,produced by theSlovak National Gallery and chosen by an International jury.pp.44-45 Some of Adib's paintings are available in postcards sold by T.B.Z (Tarek Bin Zeyad) company in Syria, as well as other postcards printed and sold by Gutsch Verlog Company Germany. Prints made from select paintings at CreativeDee.com, "Was selected by a jury to exhibit work at the 52nd International Exhibition of The San Deigo Art Institute, San Diego, California in 2013. The work was selected amongst 1200 other artworks from all over the world."