Her solo exhibitions include Writing Mountains, the Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria (2015); Etel Adnan in All Her Dimensions, Mathaf, Doha (2014); Words and Places: Etel Adnan, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, USA (2013); Eileen Curtis Museum, Sausalito, USA (2007) and Darat al Funun, Amman, Jordan (1998).
Etel Adnan’s work has been widely exhibited in national and international group exhibitions including the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of Modern Art, New York (2014); Rose, Centre Europeen D'Actions Artistiques Contemporaines, Strasbourg, France (2014); Tajreed, A Selection of Arab Abstract Art Part I 1908 – 1960, Contemporary Art Platform, Kuwait (2013); dOCUMENTA, Kassel, Germany (2012) and Nahar Mubarak (Blessed Day), The British Museum, London (2006).
In 2014, Etel Adnan received the Ordre de Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres. She was the recipient of the 2013 California Book Award for Poetry, the 2013 LAMBDA Literary Award for Poetry and the 2010 Arab American Book Award.

This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 12