Simone Fattal

Simone Fattal is a Syrian-born visual artist, publisher, writer and translator. In 1982 she founded The Post-Apollo Press, a publishing house dedicated to innovative and experimental literary work. In over 30 years, Post-Apollo has published major American, European and Middle-Eastern poets and prose writers. Fattal has translated from Arabic and French into English both poetry and essays, among which Rumi and Sufism (1989) by the French doctor of Islamology Eva de Vitray-Meyerovitch. Fattal currently lives in Paris. Her artistic work is included in several public collections, such as the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Yves Saint Laurent Foundation in Marrakech, the Sharja Foundation in Sharja and the Sursock Museum in Beirut. In 2019, the MoMA PS1 in New York presented the retrospective Works and Days, Fattal’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States.