Faten Gaddes is a French/ Tunisian photographer.
Born in Tunisia in 1974; She graduated in Interior Design while indulging in her passion for photography and sharpening her skills through training classes.
She is a member of the Visual Art Association based in Tunis.
Faten works in an artistic and political vein, with an emphasis on the duty to memory.
In 2012 in Tunis, one of her works symbolizing the violence experienced by women across different religions was destroyed.
In February 2020, Faten Gaddes was part of the New York City Artist Safe Haven Residency program:
This initiative is led by a coalition of organizations working to safeguard free expression, and includes Artistic Freedom Initiative, Residency Unlimited, Westbeth Artists Housing and The shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation.
Her work is part of the permanent collections of the Tunisian government, the French Agency for Development, the Pierre Berger Foundation, the Luciano Benetton foundation , the Moleskine Foundation , The Kamel Lazaar Foundation and various collectors in Tunisia and abroad.
Faten Gaddes lives and work in NewYork.
2019 1er first prize of the smartphone short film festival . USA .
2011 Les rencontres photographiques de Bamako fellowship awards for the “printemps arabe project” Bamako/Mali.
2015 Dream City festival “Itinerary Project”. Tunis /Tunisia.
2016 ICI institute of Islamic cultures “Itinerary Project” Paris/ France
2020 RU , AFI ,Westbeth & Rubin Foundation residency program. New York .
2016 ICI Institute of Islamic cultures museum. Paris.
2015 Dream city festival . Tunis
Ministry of culture. Tunis .Tunisia
Foundation Moleskine .Milan.Italy.
Foundation Sysley . Paris.France.
Foundation Luciano Benetton.Treviso.Italy
Foundation Kamel Laazar.Tunis. Tunisie.
Foundation Pierre Berger & associates.Paris. France.
French Development Agency.Paris.France .
2018 “Itinerary Project” Galerie 6.4 , Marrakech, Morocco.
2016 “Itinerary Project “ ICI , Museum, Institute of Islamic cultures, Paris, France.
2015 “Itinerary Project” Galerie Musk & Amber , Aux Berges du Lac ,Tunisia.
2009 “Les temps modernes “ Galerie Aicha Gorgi ,Sidi Bou Said ,Tunisia.
2006 ”Cie Torr ” Acropolium Museum , Carthage ,Tunisia.
2022 “Were is south ?” Artwork ,Detour . Moleskine Foundation. One World Observatory , New York,USA.
2021 “Photomenta” Muza, Eretz Museum ,TelAviv, Israel.
2020 “Postcards from home”, virtual group exhibition /RU ,Residency Unlimited , NewYork ,USA .
2019 “Where ’s South” ? ,At Work , Africa Center museum ,Moleskine Foundation New York , USA .
2018 “Trajectory” , Sysley Foundation , Paris ,France.
2018 “Iam” , American University, Seattle, USA.
2018 “Iam”, Center for the Arts, Jackson Hole, WY, USA.
2017 “Iam” , Katzen Arts Center, American University, Washington D.C, USA.
2017 “Iam” , St. Martin’s Gallery, London, United Kingdom .
2017 “Iam”, Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, Amman , Jordan.
2017 “Absence of paths” ,Venice Biennale ,Tunisian pavilion, ,Venice, Italy.
2017 “City” , Potato Mike Gallery, Chelsea, New York . USA.
2016 “Peer to space” Our Cities Surrounded ,Berlin, Germany.
2016 “Imago Mundo” ,Pratt Institute “la fabrica,” Lucciano Benetton Foundation , Brooklyn. USA
2016 “Med’ in Peace” ,”Saint Martin” Contemporary Art Museum, Montélimar, France.
2016 “Itinerary Project” ,ICI Museum, Institute of Islamic cultures, Paris, France.
2015 “Itinerary Project”, Dream City Festival ,Medina , Tunis, Tunisia.
2015 “Trace “Mucem ,Museum of civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean ,Marseille, France.
2015 “We are family”, Photoquai Biennale, museum of primitive arts “Le Quai Branly” Paris, France.
2015 “In the past”,Jadite Gallery ,Manhattan ,New York. USA.
2014 “Imago Mundo” ,Villa Borghese “La fabrica”, Lucciano Benetton Foundation ,Rome, Italy.
2014 “Monochrome”, Dakkar Biennale . Senegal.
2013 “Clearance”, Ima, Institute of Arab World Muceum, Paris, France.
2013 “A future in pink” , Ifa Gallery, Berlin ,Germany.
2012 “Les Rencontres Photographiques de Bamako” retrospective biennale” , Gulbenkian Foundation,Lisbon, Portugal.
2011 “Les Rencontres Photographiques de Bamako”, Biennale, Bamako, Mali.
2011 “Les Rencontres Photographiques de Bamako”, retrospective biennale, JAG Johannesburg Art Gallery, Joannesburg , South Africa .
2011 “Etre Libre” at the mayor of Paris, France.
2010 “Les Rencontres Photographiques de Bamako”,retrospective; Izico South African National Museum biennale, Cap ,South Africa.
2009 “Les rencontres photographiques de Bamako biennale, Bamako,Mali.
2009 “Reflets d’Afrique” , Museum of Modern Art, Alger, Algeria.
2008 “Femmes d’Images” , Boulogne-Billiancourt, Paris, France.
2003 “Photographie du Maghreb”, Musée du Chateau de Mayenne , France.
2000 “Le mois de la photo”, Sidi Bou Said ,Tunisia.
1998 “Le mois de la photo, Carthage, Tunisia.