Bissane Al Charif is a scenographer and artist. She studied Architecture at the University of Damascus, Archaeology at the University of Lyon II, and Set Design (Scenography) at the Nantes School of Architecture. She has worked as a scenographer at the Damascus Opera House and as a set designer within the field of film and theater. Her multimedia installation Mémoire(s) des Femmes, documenting the individual stories of eight women who have fled Syria with their children, was awarded the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2015. Her installation project Sham, observing the city of Damascus from the view of its children, will be presented at Cité nationale de l’histoire de l’immigration, Paris, in November 2017.