Stéphanie Saadé

Stéphanie Saadé

Golden Apple, 2014 -2018, 24 carat gold leaf on apple. A golden apple degrades, for the duration of the exhibition.


Stéphanie Saadé


Stéphanie Saadé was born in 1983 in Lebanon. She lives and works between Beirut and Paris. Saadé graduated in Fine Arts from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France and attended a post-graduate program at the China Academy of Arts, Hangzhou, China. She was an artist in residence at the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, The Netherlands (2014-2015), and the Cité Internationale des arts, Paris, France (2015).Her work takes as a departure point the moment when one becomes estranged from her/his surroundings. The artist explores the shape, or the shapes, of distance, and makes them visible, as well as the changes in shape of the individual that goes through this estrangement. A process of Artificial Nostalgia is developed, through which strange locations, familiar to the artist, are assembled. Single objects are composed from differences brought together.


Stéphanie Saadé’s work has been presented in solo shows at Parc Saint Léger, Pougues-les-Eaux, FR and Maison Salvan, Labège, FR, and featured recently in group exhibitions at Sharjah Biennal 13, Sharjah, U.A.E.; Home Works 7, Beirut, Lebanon; MuHKA, Antwerp, Belgium; La Traverse, Centre d’Art Contemporain d’Alfortville, Alfortville, France; Marres, Maastricht, The Netherlands; Museum Schloss Moyland, Bedburg-Hau, Germany; Cité de la Céramique, Sèvres, France; Counterspace, Zurich, Switzerland; Parc Saint Léger hors les murs, Nevers, France; Mosaic Rooms, London, UK; Casa Árabe, Madrid, Spain; Casa Árabe, Cordoba, Spain; La Conservera, Centro de Arte Contemporaneo, Murcia, Spain; New Positions, Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany; Van Eyck, Maastricht, The Netherlands; Le 59e Salon de Montrouge, Montrouge, France; Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Lebanon; Beirut Exhibition Center, Beirut, Lebanon; A.M. Qattan Foundation, Ramallah, Palestine; Qalandyia International Biennial, Qalandyia, Palestine.


AKINCI is proud to announce Stéphanie Saadé won the 2018 NADA Miami Artadia Art Award, for a solo presentation with Counter Space Zürich at the NADA Art Fair in Miami.


“We were impressed by Stéphanie Saadé’s engagement with landscape and consideration of the impact of memory and materiality on the body.”

Stéphanie Saadé has been granted a one-year ‘interhistoricity’ scholarship through the AFK 3-package deal!


This is a joint project by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunsten and Bureau Broedplaatsen, offering a residency, workspace and collaborations with art institutions in the city of Amsterdam, for innovative, internationally selected, artists. Stépanie Saadé has a partnership with Museum van Loon, Oude Kerk, Castrum Peregrini and Reinwardt Academie.

Beirut, Beyrut, Bayrut, Beyrouth, Beyrout
Itinerant group exhibition:
Oslo, Kunstforening (March 15 – April 29), NO
Ystad Konstmuseum (September 8 – November 11), SE
Listafn Islands (December – February 2019), IS

La Percée des Images – group show curated by Audrey Martin and Sarah Deslandes
June, 2019
Domaine M, Cérilly, FR