Bissane Al-Charif

Date of Birth: 19, February 1977

28 rue pasteur, 94200, Ivry sur seine

+ 33 (0)6 31 21 33 70

Driving license: B

Scenographer – Artist


2018                       Sea, sex and sun, an Artistic Installation Project, in collaboration with Waël Ali and Chrystèle Khdr, produced by opening on the 3rd of May, at Zoukak space. Beyrouth, Lebanon.

2018                      Iphigenia,  costume & set design for a theater play, directed by Omar Abusaada, produced and presented at  Volksbühne Berlin.


2003-2005           DPEA Scenography. Postgraduate Certificate. Faculty of Architecture Nantes – France.

2001-2002           Degree in Archeology. The  University of Lyon 2, Lyon – France.

1995-2001            Bachelor of Architecture. Damascus University – Syria.



2016-2017-2018                     “Sham”, an Artistic Installation Project.  from 11/11/2017 to 26/11/2017 at the Palais de la Porte Dorée, National Museum of the History of Immigration. Paris, France.

2015-2016 -2018             “Women memories”, artistic installation project about exiled Syrian Women, British Council, YATF, Inediz, Etijahat . The installation was presented at Confluence in Paris and at the British Council in London, Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival Groningen 2017In January 2018, The installation was presented at Mousonturm, Frankfurt. extra. This project was awarded the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2015.

2015 -2014            Set design of the exhibition, “MessageToSyria” supported by (Ile de France) region, exhibition space (ICI Montreuil), Paris. Artistic direction of participatory web project

2010                        Scenography of exhibitions for “Day of the photo & International day of a woman”, under the supervision of the French Cultural Center in Damascus.

2009                       Stage Set & implementation of the music show of the Lebanese Musician Ziad Rahbani “Mniha”.  Damascus Citadel.

2009                        Scenography design of photo gallery for “Massar”, Syrian troupe, the old fairground, Damascus.

2006                       “Kesset Mawt Najeeb Brax“, an Artistic Installation Project. produced by the  British Council (Lebanon) in collaboration with the Scottish band Grid Iron, Beirut.



In France

2016-2017-2018              “While I was waiting”, a theater play, directed by Omar Abusaadafirst played at Kunsten Festival, Brussels on the 24th of May, After at festival Braunschweig, 17-18- 19 June. At Swiss/ Lausanne Théâtre Vidy 22-23 June.At Napoli theatre festival 26-27 June.In the official selection of Festival d’Avignon, France, 8-14 July. And At Le Festival d’Automne in Paris, Shizuoka Performing Arts Center (SPAC), Japan. Extra.

2017 -2018                      “Temporary Address, a theater play, directed by Wael Ali, produced by the Association Sens Interdit. first played at Les Subsistances theater in Lyon, Théâtre la Vignette in Montpellier and festival Les Rencontres à l’échelle. Marseille. 

2014-2015              “I Do Not Remember”, Directed by Wael Ali, produced by British Council and the Association Artistes & Citizens,  played at the Sunflower Theater, Lebanon, show repeated in Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin, Maison d’Europe et d’Orient, Paris, and in Moussem Nomadic Arts Center, Belgium.

2007                       “Women Parliament”, a comedy of Greece. Directed by Ramsey Choukair, played at Jean Vilar Theater, Vitry Sur Seine, repeated in Al-Hmraa Theater, Damascus

2004                     Workshop “The Machine”, with the “Royal de Luxe” band on how to demonstrate their stage instruments (Le Grand Repertoire) at the Museum of Les Abattoirs, Toulouse.

Production abroad

2017                   Scenography of the performance Aleppo. Portrait of Absence”, by Mohammad Al Attar, Produced and performed at Haus der Kulturen der Welt. Berlin.

2017                  Iphigenia“,  costume & set design for a theater play, directed by Omar Abusaada, produced by Volksbühne Berlin. Presented at Tempelhof. Berlin

2013                      Scenography and interactive theater trainer for ” The Trojan Women” performance, Directed by Omar Abusaada, produced by Refuge Productions performed at The National Centre for Culture and Arts, Amman Jordan, represented in the European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN, Geneva.

2013                     “Intimacy”, Directed by Omar Abusaada, produced by Theaterformen and Ashakal Alwan Festival, performed in Beirut –Babal Theatre, represented in Hannover, Festival Theaterformen.

2012                     “Could you please look into the camera?”, Directed by Omar Abousaada, produced by Doosan Theater as a part of the Boom Festival, performed at Doosan Art Center, Seoul – Korea and Sunflower Theater, Lebanon.


Scenography At the Opera House in Damascus, Syria

2011           “Opera la nosse de Figaro”, Directed by Christian Daumas, Conductor, Julius Kalmar & Missak Baghboudarian.

2010          “A Woman Alone”, Directed by Amal Omran, text by Dario Fo, produced by SIDA.

2009         “Almrod W Almekha”, Directed by Omar AbuSaada, written by Adnan aloda, produced by SIDA.

2009          “Tokous AlEsharat W AlTahawlat”, a Franco-Syrian play, Directed by Wisam Arbashe, written by Saadallah Wannous. Scenography by  Pierre-Andre Weitz.

2008          “Ahlam Shakieh”, Directed by Naila Al-Atrash, text by Saadallah Wannous, Damascus Opera House.


Other Scenography institutions in Syria

2011           “Al Rhla”, Directed by Mohammad Haydar, National Theatre.

2009         “Al Badla”, Directed by Naila Al-Atrash, text by Tampa, Al-Hamraa Theater.

2008          Designing and directing of the street show “Sanouk Al  Karr”, produced by Damascus Arab Capital of Culture  2008, Arnous Square, Damascus.

2008           “Sawt Maria”, Directed by Manuel Gigi, the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts, Damascus.

2006           “A  family secret”, Directed by Catherine Boskovitche, text by Amro Sawah, Within the project (for an exchange of the writing and theatrical creativity) with the support of the European Commission Delegation in Damascus and jointly with the “Ketabat Jawale” troupe and the Directorate of the theater and music in Syria.



2014           “Missing sky”, stop-motion movie made in partnership with Mohamad Omran, available online since July 2014. Production by Inediz, Yatf, British Council.

2011             “Al-Ashek”, Directed by Abd Allatif Aabd AlHamid, National Film Organization, Syria.

2009            “Rodaj”, Directed by Nidal Al-Dibs, Orbit channel station, Syria.

2008            “Khaberni Ya Teir”, short film Directed by Sewar Zarkli, a Judges award-winning of Damascus Film Festival, National Film Organization, Syria.

2008             “Wada’an”, short film Directed by Jood Sa’eed, National Film Organization, Syria.

2007              “Monologue”, short film Directed by Jood Sa’eed, (Silver Prize in the Damascus Film Festival), National Film Organization, Syria.


2010-2006                Architect and set designer at Damascus Opera House, Syria.

2002- 2006              Employee as an architect at the General Directorate of Archeology and Museums, Syria.

2001                           Architect at the office of Pierre Ritouet Architect DPLG, Lyon, France (3 Month).


2011-2012           Coordinator for two workshops for children, aged between 6-12, formation by cement “Concrete” at the base of an interactive workshop in coordination with Work & Art Atelier, Damascus

2010                    Leader and trainer, “Interactive Theater in the Syrian public schools” project – Training and manufacture of puppet, The Syria Trust for Development Foundation, Damascus

2007                    Instructor at the Higher Institute for Dramatic Arts, Damascus


Arabic: mother tongue, French: Excellent, English: Good.

Making model.

Software (AutoCAD / Photoshop / Sketch up/ Microsoft Office / In-Design).

Construction, DIY.