ATARA – A Sci-fi Opera by Amir Fattal

ATARA – A Sci-fi Opera 2x channel HD video 15’50”, 2019 Atara is a 1970s styled sci-fi film set to contemporary Opera music. The score is based on the opera Tristan and Isolde by Richard Wagner together with original music by Boris Bojadzhiev. Shot on location in Berlin, it tell the story of two buildings that used to stand … Read more

Frieze, 2015

Frieze is a series of 3D printed reliefs, that are based on photography images taken from the internet showing building in a state of destruction.The images are taken from Babylonian and Assyrian world heritage architecture, that were destroyed during the past 12 years (from the 2nd Golf war through the Arab spring and ISIS at- … Read more

Coverage, 2015

Excerpt from ‘The Rape of Memory’ by David Elliott: Coverage, more than a play on words, is the title of the large fabric work with which this exhibition concludes. Decorative, geometric arabesques uniformly cover thirty-six differently coloured pieces of fabric, roughly the size of a scarf, a flag or a towel; over each of them … Read more

Untitled – silkscreens, 2015

Excerpt from ‘The Rape of Memory’ by David Elliott: In an untitled series of large silkscreens made with dust, pigment and lacquer printed on sheet aluminium, Fattal has focused on images of recent acts of cultural desecration and destruction as they have been depicted throughout the Arab media, often using film supplied by the perpetrators … Read more

Terrain, 2015

Excerpt from ‘The Rape of Memory’ by David Elliott: In his exhibition, Mesopotography, Fattal has broadened the geographical and conceptual focus of his work to include the systematic cycles of destruction of historical and religious monuments that have characterised warfare in the Middle East, Afghanistan and North Africa over the past twenty years. The propensity … Read more

Fragments of Empires, MOMENTUM Berlin

Fragments of Empires Curated by David Elliott and Rachel Rits-Volloch Featuring Kader Attia, Lutz Becker, Theo Eshetu, Amir Fattal Gülsün Karamustafa, Fiona Pardington, Sophia Pompéry 7th November 2014 – 1st February 2015 At MOMENTUM Berlin Mariannenplatz 2, 10997, Berlin   Fragments of Empires is an exhibition of contemporary art that addresses issues of memory, identity … Read more

Workshop Carlos Garaicoa, Fundación Botín, Villa Iris, Santander, Spain

Workshop Carlos Garaicoa,  Fundación Botín, Villa Iris, Santander, Spain 11.07-31.07.2014 The three works presented in Villa Iris, the relationship between Nature and Man-made creation come into play. The object, ‘Fire-proofed’ is combination of two elements in a state of inbetween, both taken from the building site of the future Botin Foundation. The first material is … Read more

Book Launch and Music Performance at Kunstquartier Bethanien

  16th of April 2014, 6–10 pm Kunstquartier Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin Free entrance BOOK RELEASE: ‘Shadow of Smoke Rings on the Wall’ (Artist monograph) WORLD PREMIERE: ‘From the End to the Beginning  – Wagner reversed’ – by Amir Fattal  performed by the Zafraan Ensemble (Berlin), soprano Dénise Beck (Berlin), conductor: Holly Mathieson (London/Berlin); duration approx. 12 min; will be performed … Read more


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