Stéphanie Saadé
The Second Space | 2017
Old wooden beam, three brass itineraries. 29 x 29 x 460 cm. The three paths followed by the artist as a child to reach school from her home are carved into an old wooden beam coming from a destroyed traditional Beiruti house

Reference SS-ISO-2017-A

Biography of the artist

Born in Beirut. 1983
Works and Lives in France, Paris

The work of Stéphanie Saadé develops a language of suggestion, playing with poetics and metaphor. 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. This enigmatic quality often stems from the artist’s own experience. In her oeuvre, personal experience is invoked exclusively as a universal subject. Stéphanie Saadé graduated in Fine Arts from the Ecole 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). Saade is the 2018-19 recipient of the AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts) 3Package Deal program, a 1 year Interhistoricity scholarship linked to 4 renown museums and institutions of the city of Amsterdam..

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