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                      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.


2019                    “I Once Entered A Garden”/multimedia installation. Project by Bissane Al Charif & Chrystèle Khodr in collaboration with Wael Ali. Supported by Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Middle East, Beirut . KKV, Al Mawred Culture Resource. Presented at the Globe Aroma space in Brussels, at the Dar El Nemr in Beirut, at Napoli Teatro Festival, and at Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival, Groningen.

2016-2018                     “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.



2019-2020      Damascus 2045 / Scenography & costume . Text by Mohammad Al Attar, Directed by Omar Abussadaa. Presented and Supported by Theater Freiburg  “2020-2021” and bu  Powszechny Theatre in Warsaw “2019”.

2019           Under a low sky / Scenography & costume . Text & Directed by Waël Ali . Supported by the European Commission within the framework of the Creative Europe program. Les Bancs Publics is the leader of the Performances Beyond Two Shores project. Presented At Friche belle de Mai, Marseille. Bozar, Brussels.

2018           Factory / Scenography & costume .Text by Mohammad Al Attar, directed by Omar Abusaada. Produced by  Volksbuehne Berlin. Presented at Onassis Cultural Center, Athens. And Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany. And At Volksbuehne, Berlin.

2018         Temporary Stay/ Scenography .Text by Chrystèle Khodr & Waël Ali. Directed by Waël Ali.Produced by Festival Sens Interdits , co produced by Centre Culturel Français of Beirut, Les Bancs Publics, Les Rencontres à l’échelle, Les Subsistances, Zoukak Theater company. Presented at subsistence theater, Lyon. Theater Spektakel Zurich.

2018-2019               Aleppo, a portrait of absence / Scenography.Text by Mohammad Al Attar. Directed by Omar Abussadaa. Presented at HKW, Berlin. At Theater Spektakel Zurich.Adelaide Festival .

2017-2018             Iphigenia/ Scenography & costume .Based on Euripides. Text adaption by Mohammad Al Attar. Directed by Omar Abusaada. Presented at Volksbuehne Berlin.

2016-2017            While I was waiting / Scenography & costume.Text by Mohammad Al Attar. Directed by Omar Abusaada. Presented in the official selection of Festival d’Avignon, Kunsten Festival, Brussels.  At festival Braunschweig, Germany. Lausanne Théâtre Vidy. At Napoli theatre festival And At Autumn Festival in Paris. At Theater Spektakel Zurich. And at Gerald W. Lynch Theater.

2013                 The Trojan Women / Scenography and trainer interactive theater.   Directed by Omar Abusaada , produced by Refuge Productions.  Performed in The National Centre for Culture and Arts , Amman Jordan.

2013                  Intimacy/ Scenography. Text by Mohammad Al Attar. Directed by Omar Abousaada, produced by Theaterformen and A Shakal Alwan Festival. Performed in Beirut –Babal Theatre, and Hannover Festival Theaterformen.

2012               Could you please look into the camera? / Scenography & costume .Text by Mohammad Al Attar.  Directed by Omar Abousaada, produced by Dossan Theatre as part of the Boom Festival. Preformed -Dossan art center, Seoul – Korea, and Tourne -Sol Theatre, Beirut.

2011             Opera:  la nosse de Figaro/ Scenography . Directed by Christian Daumas, Conductor: Julius Kalmar And Missak Baghboudarian, Damascus Opera House

2010              A woman alone/ Scenography & costume. Script: Dario Fo, Directed by Amal Omran, the Opera House, Damascus.

2009                     Almrod w Almekha / Scenography. Text by Adnan Alwoda. Directed by Omar Abu Saada, the Opera House, Damascus, Syria.

2009                    Al-Badla / Scenography. Text by The Tampa, Directed by Naila Al-Atrash, Al-Hamraa Theater, Damascus.

2009                  Decor implementation of the music show of the Lebanese Musician Ziad Rahbani, the Citadel of Damascus.

2008                  Sanouk AlKarr / Design of the street show within the festivity of Damascus, the capital of Arab culture for 2008, Damascus.

2008                    Ahlam Shakieh/ Scenography. Text by Saadallah Wannous, Directed by Naila Al-Atrash, the Opera House, Damascus



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.