Franco-Syrian Art Exhibition - Alliance Francaise Dubai November

Alliance Francaise Dubai has the pleasure of welcoming the French artist Géraldine Chansard and the Syrian artist Zahidah Zeytoun Millie for an exceptional Franco-Syrian art exhibition from Wednesday November 12 to Sunday November 30.

The opening night will take place at the Alliance Francaise Dubai on Nov 12 at 7pm.

About Géraldine Chansard and Zahidah Zeytoun Millie

"Geraldine Chansard, French self-taught visual artist, has been graduated in 1999 from Paris St Charles in arts.
She has been living in Rak with her family for 2 years.
Chansard main influence is consciousness of children; what is extraordinary for adults is extraordinary for a child. Self forgetfulness allows her to go to the essential points, much how a child would act
“I like to make each line precious and deeply touch the spectator; here is my preeminent preoccupation in my Indian posters and my paintings presented for this exhibition". "

Zahidah Zeytoun Millie: "Two ideas inform my work: Art informs any culture about ideas that matter, and that art is universal, reaching any viewer across cultures. Emotions play an important part in all my work.  I reflect on my emotions: abandonment, the self and beauty themes express my deepest feelings, an experience that is seldom possible in everyday life.  My influences are Syrian mythology, philosophy, poetry and music.  I hold a bachelor of fine arts from the Lebanese University and a master degree in Visual Arts from Monash University, Melbourne/Prato."


We share a happy friendship and a love of color and music. Honesty in expression of emotion and musical mood is reflected in our art work. Our differing inspirations in approach come together in our shared ambition to touch the viewer.
Immediately our thoughts were connected, and today ‘Connection’ results from our artwork meeting.

Aim? To share, to be stronger and to show and play with art by exhibiting together.

Message? Art is universal. By being open-minded and listening more to the other, it is possible to share values and cultures all over the world.


Alliance Francaise Dubai - Location:

Street 18
P.O. Box 4605
Bur Dubai – Oud Metha
Dubai – UAE

Tel: 04 335 87 12
Fax: 04 335 87 04

Opening hours from Saturday to Thursday from 8:30am to 6pm

About Alliance Française Dubai

Alliance Française Dubai is a non-profit organization that keep aiming “To be the French Institute and the French Cultural hub of choice in Dubai for learning the French language, and for the promotion of French & Francophone cultures in a thriving environment.”

Alliance Française Dubai is extremely active on the cultural scene of the UAE. They promote visual and performing arts not only for French and Francophone artists but especially for other artists of various nationalities.

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