Born in 1953, Fatima Al Hajj first graduated in 1978 from the Institut des Beaux-Arts at the Lebanese University in Beirut, and later from the Academy of Fine Arts in Leningrad. She then com­pleted her studies from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs of Paris in 1983. She was awarded with the Picasso Prize in Madrid in 1985, and has been teaching in Beirut at the Institut des Beaux-Arts ever since. She has been reg­u­larly exhibiting her works since 1986 in Lebanon as well as in other Arab coun­tries where she is well-known, such as Kuwait, UAE, Syria, Bahrain, Morocco and Qatar, but also in Europe, such as in Spain and France.

Prizes and Awards

2017                             Souad Al Sabah’s prize, Kuwait

2012                             “Hommage aux vétérans de la culture au Liban et dans le monde arabe XXVIIème, génération 2012, Fatima El-Hajj”, Antelias, Beirut

2007                           First award, EMAAR International Art Symposium (EIAS), Dubai

2001                           Second award in Lazikiah Biennial, Syria

1985                            International Picasso award, The Spanish Culture Institute and the public    

                                       administration of cultural relations, Ministry of Foreign affairs, Madrid, Spain

1984                             International Picasso award, The Spanish Culture Institute, Beirut

Selected Solo & Group Exhibitions

2020                    Anima Gallery, Qatar

2020                    CAP Gallery, Kuwait

2019                    Espace Claude Lemand, Paris, France

2018                    Alwane, Saïfi Village, Beirut, Lebanon

2017                    Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris, France

2016                    Alwane, Saïfi Village, Beirut, Lebanon

2014                    Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris, France

2014                    Boushahri Art Gallery, Kuwait

2013                    Alwane, Saifi Village, Beirut, Lebanon

2012                    Alwane, Saifi Village, Beirut, Lebanon

2011                    Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris, France

2010                    Fa Gallery, Kuwait

2010                    Alwane, Saïfi Village, Beirut, Lebanon

2008                    Alwane, Saïfi Village, Beirut, Lebanon

2005                    National Center of Culture, Arts and Literature, Kuwait

2004                   Alwane, Kaslik, Jounieh, Lebanon

2004                   Fateh Al-Muderess Atelier, Damascus, Syria

2004                   Emar, Lazikiah, Syria

2001                   Alwane, Kaslik, Jounieh, Lebanon

1999                    Almada Gallery, Damascus, Syria

1999                    Sharjah National biennial, UAE

1997                    National center of Culture, Arts and Literature, Kuwait

1996                   Alwane, Kaslik, Jounieh, Lebanon

1994                  Represented Lebanon in second Francophone Festival, Paris                           

1994                 Alwane, Kaslik, Jounieh, Lebanon

1992                 Alwane, Kaslik, Jounieh, Lebanon

1991                 Amateur, Alwane, Lebanon

1989                 Alwane, Kaslik, Jounieh, Lebanon

1988                 Alwane, Kaslik, Jounieh, Lebanon

1985                 Spanish Culture Center, Beirut, Lebanon