Stéphanie Saadé

Stéphanie Saadé

The Encounter of the First and Last Particles of Dust, exhibition view at AKINCI, 2020 (photo: Peter Tijhuis)
/ 2020, used curtains, embroidery, 1 set of 6 pink curtains (2 x 255 (W) x 320 (H) cm and 4 x 190 (W) x 320 (H) cm each), 1 set of 4 blue curtains (262 (W) x 286 (H) cm each)

/ The curtains of the artist’s family home’s common spaces are embroidered with the 37 most significant trajectories underwent from 1995 to 2001, since the curtains were installed until the artist’s departure from the house.

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Stéphanie Saadé


In her work, Stéphanie Saadé (1983, Lebanon) addresses subjects like memory and individual experience of time, scale and place. She affects objects and photographs in a subtle way, measuring terms of growth or decrease, articulated by time, weathering and other natural phenomena. Through a language of suggestion she shares clues, signs, imageless and occasionally silent trails with us, which interact like the words of a single sentence. It is for the viewer to decipher them, as would an archaeologist faced with traces, fossils, and fragments. Playing with poetics and metaphors based on stories, history and personal experiences, Stéphanie Saadé finds a delicate balance between what is fleeting and what is tangible.


Stéphanie 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 (2014/2015), and the Cité Internationale des arts, Paris (2015). Saadé is the 2018-19 recipient of the AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts) 3Package Deal program, a one year Interhistoricity scholarship linked to four renown museums and institutions of the city of Amsterdam. In 2023 she was selected for a residency at Centre Pompidou, Paris followed by a presentation in the permanent collection.

Stéphanie Saadé has had institutional solo exhibitions in Kunsthaus Pasquart, Biel (Building a Home With Time, 2022) Museum Van Loon (The Travels of Here and Now, 2019) in Amsterdam, Parc Saint Léger (Crossing States, 2018) and Maison Salvan (Destiny Without a Beholder, 2018) in France. Her work has been exhibited at a.o. Punta della Dogana, Venice, Italy; MOCA Toronto, Canada; Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France; La Criée, Rennes, France; Sharjah Biennale 13, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates; MAXXI, Rome, Italy; MuHKA, Antwerp, Belgium; Kunsthaus Pasquart, Biel, Switzerland; National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland; Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo, Norway; Ystad Konstmuseum, Ystad, Sweden; Hessel Museum of Art, CCS Bard, New York, USA; Marres, Maastricht, Netherlands; La Traverse, Centre d’Art Contemporain d’Alfortville, Alfortville, France; Museum Schloss Moyland, Bedburg-Hau, Germany; Mosaic Rooms, London, UK; Casa Árabe, Madrid, Spain; Casa Árabe, Cordoba, Spain; La Conservera, Centro de Arte Contemporaneo, Murcia, Spain; Home Works 7, Beirut, Lebanon; Parc Saint Léger hors les murs, Nevers, France; Van Eyck, Maastricht, 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. 




Residency and exhibition in the permanent collection

from 14 November 2023 onwards

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France