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Fadia Haddad


Fadia Haddad was born in the Lebanon in 1959. She lives and works in Paris.

Graduating from the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts in Beirut in 1984, Fadia Haddad continued her studies of the arts at ‘L’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts’ in Paris until 1988. Residing in Paris ever since, her work is remarked upon from her beginnings at the ‘Salon de la Jeune Peinture’ (Showcase of young painters), and then at exhibitions in Montrouge.

From 1989 onwards, she regularly participates at Contemporary Art Fairs such as ‘Art Paris’, ‘Art Brussels’, ‘Art Miami’, ‘Art Dubai’ and the ‘FIAC’ in Paris; and in exhibitions organised within prestigious locations such as the ‘Fondation Paul Ricard’ or at the ‘l’Institut du Monde Arabe’ also in Paris. Her work is equally found in a number of private and public collections : ‘Barjeel Art Foundation’ – UAE; ‘Patrimoine de l’Humanite’ in Geneva; ‘Artistic Memories of the 20th Century’ in New York; ‘Sursock Museum’ in Beirut, as well as ‘l’Institut du Monde Arabe’ (IMA); and the ‘CNAP’, both in Paris.

In 2011, Harry Bellet consecrates a monograph to her work in a publication from Area Descartes and Company, – ‘Traversée’. Her series of ‘Masks’ produced over a twenty year period. Her work dances as much to the rythmn of the masked as it does to the breath of the artist. One notices an offsetting of the ‘mask’ in relation to the canvas which instills all its musicality. At another moment, it is the mask which dominates, surging forth from a slowly worked background.

Whether Fadia Haddad paints ‘birds’, ‘landscapes’ or ‘masks’, her work for ever exudes a truth profoundly observed and reconceived about life. Her painting reflects in equal measures both the emptyness and the fullness of our time. It is through the symbolic reach of her work ; the vigor of her gests ; the breath profoundly inspired, the raw or worked colour ; that our stories unveil and surpass our dreams.

Pascale Chécri






Personal exhibitions

2020 ” Mask ” . Salon l’Ecritoire, Berlin, Allemagne

2019 ” La Comédie Humaine “. Private Choice, Art Gallery LA, Etats-Unis

2018 ” Break the frame”, Beit Beirut Museum & Urban Cultural Center, Beyrouth, Liban

2017 ” Face to face “. Agial Art Gallery, Beyrouth, Liban

2016 ” Mask “, Galerie Michel Rein, Bruxelles, Belgique

2015 ” Masques/ percussions “. Galerie Michel Rein, Paris, France

” Landscapes ” . Agial Art Gallery, Beyrouth, Liban

2012 ” Chemin des masques ” papiers 2000-2012, Agial Art Gallery, Beyrouth, Liban

” La voie des masques ” 2001-2012, Galerie Sabine Puget, Château Barras, France

2011 ” Dialogue des masques “, Galerie Taiss, Paris, France

” La figure du masque “, Galerie Aréa, Paris, France

Docks Art Fair, 3ème Edition, Galerie Taiss, Lyon, France

2010 ” Masques “, Galerie Alice Mogabgab, Beyrouth, Liban

Salon ” Chic Dessin “, Galerie Agnès Thiébault, Atelier Richelieu, Paris, France

2007 Rétrospective papiers (1995 à 2007), Galerie Alice Mogabgab, Beyrouth, Liban

2005 ” Masques “, Ardean Gallery, Londres, Grande-Bretagne

2001 Art Brussels 19, Galerie Alice Mogabgab, Bruxelles, Belgique

1998 ” Le langage des Oiseaux “, Galerie Alice Mogabgab, Beyrouth, Liban

1995 ” Brut de dessin “, Galerie Askéo, Paris, France

Public exhibitions

Collection du CNAP (Centre National d’Arts Plastiques)

Collection permanente du Musée Sursock, Beyrouth, Liban

Collection permanente de l’Institut du Monde Arabe ( L’ IMA )

Collection Barjeel Art Fondation

Collection Patrimoine de l’Humanité, Mémoire artistique du 20è. siècle

Groups exhibitions

2020 Eté 2020. Agial Art Gallery, Saleh Barakat Gallery, Beyrouth, Liban

2019 FAME – ” Women of Resilience “. Tsichritzis Visual Arts Foundation, Kifissia, Athènes, Grèce

2017 Beyrouth Art Fair ( 8 eme Edition ) Agial Art Gallery, Beyrouth, Liban

2016 Biennale de Flandre, Musée Raveel. zulte, Belgique

2015 FIAC 42ème édition, Grand Palais, Galerie Michel Rein, Paris, France

” Territoire d’affects “, Beirut Exhibition Center,

– commissaire d’exposition, Joanna Chevallier, Beyrouth, Liban

” Live still life! and Precious & Nothing “, Galerie Alice Mogabgab,

– commissaire d’exposition Yves Michaud, Beyrouth, Liban

2014 8e édition de Dubaï Art Fair, Agial Art Gallery, Beyrouth, Liban

” Identité de genre “, Galerie Françoise Besson, Lyon,

– commissaires d’exposition Camille Pontailler & Michelle Simiau, France

2013 ” Paysage à la figure absente “, Galerie Univer,

– commissaire d’exposition Itzak Goldberg, Paris, France

Art Paris, Grand Palais, Galerie Alice Mogabgab, Paris, France.

” La gloire du végétal “, Galerie Alice Mogabgab,

– commissaire d’exposition Gilbert Lascaux, Beyrouth, Liban

2012 Abu Dhabi Art Fair, Agial Art Gallery, Abu Dhabi, Émirats arabes unis

Art Paris, Grand Palais, Galerie Alice Mogabgab, Paris, France

2011 ” Identité de genre “. Slick Art Fair, Paris, France,

– commissaire d’exposition : Camille Pontailler

” Rebirth”. Lebanon XXI, Century Contempory Art, Beyrouth, Liban

” Regards croisés “, Institut du Monde arabe, Paris, France

2006 Art Miami, Miami, Etats-Unis

2005 St’art, 9ème foire d’art contemporain, Strasbourg, France

” Collection des Centaures “. Galerie Askéo, Paris, France

2003 ” Animal et territoire “, Orangerie du Luxembourg, Paris, France

Art Paris 5, Carrousel du Louvre, Galerie Sabine Puget, Paris, France

2002 ” Import in Situ”, in parallel with the engraved work of Eugène Leroy, Galerie Askeo, Paris,


2000 Art Brussels 18, Galerie Alice Mogabgab, Brussels, Belgique

Art Paris 2, Carrousel du Louvre, Galerie Alice Mogabgab, Paris, France

1995 Espace Culturel Paul Ricard, Paris, France

1993 Les Rencontres du Marché de l’Art, Drouot, Espace culturel Paul Ricard, Paris, France

1991 Salon de Montrouge, France

” Découvertes 91 “, Grand Palais, Paris, France

Institut du Monde arabe, Paris, France

Selected works