Stéphanie Saadé

works

 

 

 

Stéphanie Saadé - Mon seul désir, 2015
Mon seul désir, 2015
polished brass
Sèvres Outdoor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stéphanie Saadé - Mon seul désir, 2015
Mon seul désir, 2015
polished brass
Sèvres Outdoor

 

 

 

 

 

Stéphanie Saadé - série Moongold, 2016
serie Moongold, 2016
photograph, Moon Gold leaf, 15 x 10 cm
On random photographs taken by the artist, the moon, appearing very small, is gilded with Moon Gold leaf.

 

 

 

 

 

Stéphanie Saadé - série Moongold, 2016
serie Moongold, 2016
photograph, Moon Gold leaf, 15 x 10 cm
On random photographs taken by the artist, the moon, appearing very small, is gilded with Moon Gold leaf.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stéphanie Saadé - Re-Enactment LB
A disposition seen in a traditional Lebanese house – a lamp used as a support for another lamp – is reproduced. This lunar piece mirrors the conflicting relationship between a cheap contemporary culture and the splendour of the past.  Re-Enactment LB/ Chandelier with Plum Blossom Energy Saving Lamp, 2012, old chandelier, plum blossom energy saving lamp.         

Re-Enactment is centred around objects fabricated by others, that the artist reproduces. Encountered by chance in different places, the chosen objects escape standardization.

They have been conceived according to a strange logic, different from the artist’s own logic. Through the process of reproduction, this foreign logic is understood and

appropriated. The re-created objects surpass practicality. They access new layers of meaning, and raise questions about the cultural aesthetic they are the results of, or not.

Re-Enactment generates a slow collection of unimportant, neglected objects, which quickly disappear otherwise. Their lives become longer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stéphanie Saadé - Graceful Degradation, 2013
Graceful Degradation, 2013
welded iron, stainless steel and brass, 40×270 cm
A ladder is made of three different metals, incarnating the idea of an ascension.

 

 

 

 

 

Stéphanie Saadé - Artificial Nostalgia, 2014
Artificial Nostalgia, 2014
key, earth, 15x15x7 cm
The key of the childhood house of the artist in Lebanon is stuck in a small pile of earth from the country where she currently resides.

 

 

 

 

 

Stéphanie Saadé - Golden Memories, 2015
Golden Memories, 2015
childhood photograph, 24-carat gold leaf, various dimensions
A photograph from the artist’s childhood is covered over in gold leaf. The past memory is no longer accessible and instead reflects the present.

 

 

 

 

 

Stéphanie Saadé - Nostalgic Geography, 2013
Nostalgic Geography, 2013
printed map, mirror stainless steel track, 83x83cm.
A familiar trajectory, regularly undertook by the artist when she lived in Paris, is transposed onto the map of Lebanon. A number of obstacles prevent the Parisian path to be crossed : it is interrupted by a river, buildings, or the absence of streets. By coincidence, the end point on the new map is located very close to the place where the artist lived as a child. 

 

 

 

 

 

Stéphanie Saadé - Reverse Sea, 2014
Reverse Sea, 2014
print, water, 29,7 x 42 cm
A photograph of the sky and the sea lays in a puddle of water. The water from the sea falls down from the photograph to the floor. The water on
the floor goes up on the photograph and slowly degrades it. Everyday, the water is renewed.

 

 

 

 

 

Stéphanie Saadé - Accelerated Time, 2014
Accelerated Time, 2014
installation size : 50cm
A vase is broken into smaller and smaller fragments, until some of its fragments are reduced to powder.

 

 

 

 

 

Stéphanie Saadé - Window Shape, 2013
Window Shade, 2013
163 x 278cm / 2 laser-jet photographs divided in bands and laminated on both sides of the blades of a Venetian blind
When the gallery opens, the blinds are shifted : the day sky is seen from the inside and the night sky from the outside. When the gallery closes, the blinds are shifted again and the night falls inside of the gallery. During the opening hours, it is the day only inside of the gallery and everywhere outside is dark. During the closing hours, the works in the gallery are put to sleep, and the exhibition moves to the outside. Window Shade establishes a relationship between the individual and natural phenomena; In off-beat with the natural cycles, a double reality is created: the day rises twice in the city, and the night falls twice. 

 

 

 

 

 

Stéphanie Saadé - Opposite Chain, 2014
Opposite Chain, 2014
hand made iron and stainless steel chain, 300 x 5 x 1 cm
A chain is composed of alternated stainless steel and iron links. It attaches together two materials with opposite qualities. The stainless steel links will never rust, the iron links will rust. With time, the chain will dissolve.

 

 

 

 

 

Stéphanie Saadé - Opposite Chain, 2014
Opposite Chain, 2014
hand made iron and stainless steel chain, 300 x 5 x 1 cm
A chain is composed of alternated stainless steel and iron links. It attaches together two materials with opposite qualities. The stainless steel links will never rust, the iron links will rust. With time, the chain will dissolve.

 

 

 

 

 

Stéphanie Saadé - Faux-Jumeaux, 2014
Faux-Jumeaux, 2014, 
natural white rose, artificial white rose, vase, 15x30cm / A natural rose and its plastic imitation cohabitate in the same vase. As the days pass by, the difference between them becomes an evidence. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

biography


Stéphanie Saadé is a graduate from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts of Paris and from the China Academy of Arts of Hangzhou.

Stéphanie Saadé ‘s work suggests and plays on the poetic and the metaphor. She supplies us with clues, signs, and sometimes silent leads with no images, which communicate reciprocally like the words of a single sentence. It is up to the viewer to decipher, like an archeologist in front of traces, fossils, and fragments. The enigma has often to do with the artist’s personal history.

She has recently had an exhibition in Parc Saint-Léger, Pougues- les-Eaux contemporary art Centre / Hessel Museum, New York / home Works 7 Beirut / Sharjah Biennial / la Traverse, Alfortville Contemporary Art Centre / MuHKA, Antwerp / Marres, House for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht / La Conservera, Centro de Arte Contemporaneo of Murcie, Spain / Mosaic Rooms, London / New Positions, Art Cologne / Van Eyck, Maastricht / Beirut Art Center / Beirut Exhibition Center / A.M. Qattan Foundation, Ramallah / Qalandyia International Biennial, Palestine.

Stéphanie Saadé was in residency in Villa Empain, the Boghossian Foundation of Brussels (2017), in Maastricht Jan Van Eyck Academy (2014), and in Paris Cité Internationale des Arts (2015).


Solo exhibitions

2019

  • The Travels of Here and Now | Museum van Loon, Amsterdam
  • The Encounter of the First and Last Particles of Dust - Exposition personnelle | Grey Noise, Dubai
  • 2018

  • A Reunion with Unknown Friends | Galerie anne barrault – Paris
  • 2017

  • Le Chemin du Retour, Le Jardin des Tuileries, FIAC Hors les Murs | Galerie anne barrault – Paris
  • 2015

  • En Dormance | Galerie anne barrault – Paris

  • 2018
    Retrouvailles avec des Amis Inconnus, galerie anne barrault, Paris
    Traversée des États, Parc Saint-Léger, Pougues-les-Eaux, France
    Destinée cherche propriétaire, Maison Salvan, Labège, France

    2017
    The Second Space, Marfa’ projects, Beyrouth, Liban

    2016
    Building a Home with Time, Counterspace, Zurich, Suisse
    The Leaf Once Pilgrim, galerie Akinci, Maastricht, Pays-Bas
    The Shape of distance, Grey Noise gallery, Dubaï, EAU
    En Dormance, galerie anne barrault, Paris, France

    2015
    Discipline of Nostalgia, adhoc gallery, Vigo, Espagne
    New positions, Art Cologne, présentation solo avec la galerie Akinci, Allemagne
    Van Eyck open studios, Jan van Eyck academie, Maastricht, Pays-Bas

    Group exhibitions

    2019

  • Partir ! Partir ! | Espace d'art contemporain, Bédarieux | Curated by: Le musée des Abattoirs
  • L'œil et la nuit | Institut des Cultures d’Islam, Paris | Curated by: Géraldine Bloch
  • Age of You | Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto, Canada | Curated by: Shumon Basar, Douglas Coupland, and Hans Ulrich Obrist
  • Art Festival Watou | Vzw Kunst / Stichting IJsberg, Schore, Belgique
  • Marcher pour vivre | Palais des Évêques, Saint-Lisiers | Curated by: Le musée des Abattoirs
  • What Can A Dot Become ? | Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam | Curated by: Stéphanie Saadé
  • Shapes of Sleep | atelier Ismaïl Bahri, Tunis | Curated by: Fatima Cheffe
  • Personne, pas même la pluie, n'a de si petites mains | La Criée, centre d'art contemporain, Rennes
  • Mémoires de forme | galerie Michel Journiac, Paris | Curated by: les étudiant.es du Master 2 sciences et techniques de l'exposition
  • Luogo e Segni | Punta Della Dogana - Pinault Collection, Venise | Curated by: Martin Bethenod & Mouna Mekouar
  • Beirut, Beyrut, Bayrut, Beyrouth, Beyrout exposition collective itinérante | Oslo Kunstforening, Norvège | Curated by: commissariat de Yrr Jonasdottir, Marianne Hultman and Birta Gudonjsdottir
  • 2016

  • Nouveau ! | Galerie anne barrault – Paris
  • 2015

  • Sun, Romance and Destruction | Galerie anne barrault – Paris | Curated by: Charbel Joseph Boutros
  • 2018
    Condo unit, avec Stéphanie Saadé, Charbel-Joseph H. Boutros, Michael-John Wheelan, The Breeders, Athens, GR
    Art Dusseldorf, Akinci gallery, Areal Böhler, Dusseldorf, DE
    Zeitspuren, The power of now, Kunsthaus Pasquart, Biel, CH
    Home Beirut. Sounding the neighbors, MAAXI, Rome, Italie
    Beirut, Beyrut, Bayrut, Beyrouth, Beyrout, exposition collective itinérante, Oslo Kunstforening / Ystad Konstmuseum
    Cycles of collapsing Progress, Rachid Karamé International Fair, Tripoli, Liban
    OR, co-curated by Marcel Tavé, Philippe Jockey, Jean-Roch Bouiller & Miriame Morel Deledalle, MUCEM, Marseille
    Sundays, 019, Gand, Belgique
    Liste Art Fair, avec Marfa’Projects (Beirut), Bâle, Suisse
    Moonshow avec Caline Aoun, Charbel-Jocseph H. Boutros, Fahd Burki, Mehreen Murtaza, Stéphanie Saadé et Michael John Whelan, Grey Noise Gallery, Dubai UAE
    So long ago it feels like a memory of someone else, Hessel Museum, New-York
    Le Chemin du Retour, Printemps de l’art contemporain, parcours artistiques à Marseille, Aix en Provence, Istres et Chateauneuf-le-rouge
    Ashkal Alwan 25th anniversary exhibition, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon
    2017
    Sharajah Biennale 13, curated by Christine Thome, Tamawuj, Act 1
    le chemin du retour, FIAC hors-les-murs, jardin des Tuileries, Paris / galerie anne barrault
    Home Beirut, sounding the neighbours, curated by Hou Hanrou & Giulia Ferracci, MAXXI, Rome, IT
    The Materiality of the Invisible, Van Eyck, Marres and Bureau Europa, Maastricht, Pays Bas
    Home is so Fucking Complicated, curated by Samuel Leuenberger,galerie Nathalie Halgand, Vienna
    Scamming, curated by Franziska Sophie Wildfoerster and Flavio Palasciano,Palazzo Lancia, Torino, IT

    Ghosting of Beings and Worlds, Grey Noise gallery, Dubai
    Quiet, curated by Samuel Leuenberger, Barbara Seiler gallery, Zurich, CH
    Kindlin, curated by Rachel Dedman, Fotopub, Novo Mesto, SL

    Epitopou, ephemeral works in the landscape, Andros Island, Greece

    Kunsthalle 3000, a project by Thomas Geiger, Dalieh, Raouché, Beirut, LB

    Transformations, Akinci Gallery, Amsterdam

    Two to Tango, Sperling gallery, Munich
    2016
    Say it with flowers, Museum Schloss Moyland, Bedburg-Hau, Allemagne

    Sèvres Outdoors, Sèvres, cité de la céramique / galerie anne barrault

    Voice of the Border, curated by Fatma Cheffi,galerie Selma Feriani, Tunis, Tunisie

    nouveau ! avec Tiziana La Melia, Guillaume Pinard, Dasha Shishkin, Céline Vaché-Olivieri et Alun

    Williams, galerie anne barrault, Paris

    Still Life, curated by Franck Balland,espace culturel Claude Parent, Nevers, France

    Les Fragments de l’Amour, curated by Léa Bismuth, La Traverse, centre d’art contemporain d’Alfortville, France

    Do Boomerangs Always Come Back ? Castle Out-Rekem, Limburg, BE
    The Morning I Killed a Fly, curated by Chiara Ianeselli, Galeria Mazzoli, Modena, IT
    2015

    I spy with my little eye : an emerging generation of Beirut artists, Mosaic Room, Londres, Royaume-Uni

    Adam, Eve & the Devil, avec Charbel-joseph H. Boutros, Stanley Brouwn, David Claerbout, Harald

    Gruyter & Jos Thys, Ann Veronica Janssens, MARRES, House for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht,

    Pays-Bas

    The Girl with the Sun in her Head, Van Eyck, Maastricht, Pays-Bas

    Sun, Romance and Destruction, galerie Anne Barrault, Paris, France

    Eternel Retour, avec Mathieu Mercier, Rodolphe Delaunay, Alderic Trevel, galerie Perception Park,

    Paris, France
    2014

    13, LA CONSERVERA, Centro de Arte Contemporaneo, Murcie, Espagne

    Passages, Akinci gallery, Amsterdam, avec Sophie Calle, Hamza Halloubi and Imogen Stidworthy

    The Pink Sky, MuHKA, Anvers, Belgique

    59e salon de Montrouge, Le Beffroi, Montrouge, France

    Memory Material, Stéphanie Saadé et Jananne al Ani, Akinci gallery, Amsterdam, Pays-Bas

    Witness Matter, Vitrine gallery, Londres, Royaume-Uni
    2013

    Intangible Experiences,… curated by Amanda Abi Khalil, Grey Noise gallery, Dubaï, E.A.U

    Journeys through our Heritage, Beirut Exhibition Center, Beyrouth, Liban

    Crisis Practice, WORKSHOP gallery, Beyrouth, Liban

    Another Time, The Running Horse gallery, Beyrouth, Liban

    We hesitated between arrangements, modulations and manoeuvres, MINUS 5, Mkalles, Liban

    TRANSFORM, curated by Sibylle Heinger & Franz Krähenbühhl, Berne, Suisse

    PROGR-Fenster, PROGR, Berne, Suisse
    Peeping Tom Issue#3 Beirut Launching exhibition, Papercut, Mar Mikahaël, LB
    2012

    Qalandiya International (QI) Biennale, biennale itinérante, Palestine

    Young Artist of the Year, the Hassan Hourani Award, A.M.Qattan Foundation, Ramallah, Palestine

    A Territory of Resistance, The Running Horse gallery, Karantina, Liban
    2011
    Exposure
    , Beirut Art Center, Beyrouth, Liban

    Bibliography

    2014 – VITRINE 70, TEXT AND WORK IMAGES PUBLISHED IN ISSUE 06, CEMENT BLOCK, BROADSHEET, EDITOR : CARL HAASE
    IN COLLABORATION WITH THE CHARLES NYPELS LAB.

    2013 – STANDING IN THE LIMINAL ZONE, OR HOW DUBAI IS GRADUALLY CHANGING THE MENTALITIES, TEXT AND WORKS
    PUBLISHED IN PEEPING TOM’S DIGEST #3 BEIRUT.

    2011 – VITRINE 70, IN EXPOSURE 2011 EXHIBITION CATALOGUE, BEIRUT ART CENTER.

     

    CATALOGUES

    2015
    – THE MORNING I KILLED A FLY, WITH AN ESSAY BY CHIARA IANESELLI, CURATOR, PUBLISHED BY MAZZOLLI GALLERY, MODENA, ITALY.
    – VAN EYCK OPEN STUDIOS CATALOGUE.
    2014
    – THE PINK SKY EXHIBITION CATALOGUE, MUHKA.
    2013
    – CRISIS PRACTICE, PUBLICATION, WORKSHOP GALLERY, LEBANON.
    – VOLUME 2, ANNUAL PUBLICATION, GREY NOISE GALLERY, DUBAI.
    – SALON DE MONTROUGE EXHIBITION CATALOGUE.
    2012
    – YOUNG ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD EXHIBITION CATALOGUE, A.M.QATTAN FOUNDATION, RAMALLAH, PALESTINE.
    2011
    – EXPOSURE 2011, EXHIBITION CATALOGUE, BEIRUT ART CENTER, LEBANON.
    – PEEPING TOM DIGEST #3 BEIRUT.
    – JOURNEYS THROUGH OUR HERITAGE EXHIBITION CATALOGUE, BEIRUT EXHIBITION CENTER, LEBANON.
    2010
    – CATALOGUE DES DIPLÔMÉS, ENSBA, PARIS, FRANCE.

    PUBLICATIONS

    2016 – REWIND, FAST, FORWARD, COUNTER SPACE, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND.
    2015 – TRANSFORM, BERN, SWITZERLAND.
    – I SPY WITH MY LITTLE EYE, MOSAIC ROOMS, LONDON, UK.
    – ADAM, EVE AND THE DEVIL, MARRES, HOUSE FOR CONTEMPORARY CULTURE, MAASTRICHT, NETHERLANDS.
    – THE GIRL WITH THE SUN IN HER HEAD, WITH INTERVIEWS BY PADRAIC E.MOORE, CURATOR, AND CONTRIBUTIONS BY ARTISTS, VAN EYCK, NETHERLANDS.

    Grants and residencies

    2015 – ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AT CITÉ DES ARTS, PARIS, FRANCE.

    2014 / 2015 – ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, JAN VAN EYCK ACADEMIE, MAASTRICHT, NL.

    2013 – ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, PROGR, BERN, SWITZERLAND.

    2010 / 2012 – SCHOLARSHIP FOR POST-GRADUATE PROGRAM, CHINA ACADEMY OF ARTS, HANGZHOU.

    2005 / 2010 – ENSBA, ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DES BEAUX-ARTS, PARIS, GRADUATED WITH THE DNSAP.

    exhibitions


    Current exhibitions

    • Luogo e Segni
      Punta Della Dogana - Pinault Collection, Venise
      Curated by: Martin Bethenod & Mouna Mekouar
      24 mars - 15 décembre 2019
    • Age of You
      Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto, Canada
      Curated by: Shumon Basar, Douglas Coupland, and Hans Ulrich Obrist
      5 September - 5 January 2020
    • L'œil et la nuit
      Institut des Cultures d’Islam, Paris
      Curated by: Géraldine Bloch
      18 September 2019 - 23 February 2020
    • Partir ! Partir !
      Espace d'art contemporain, Bédarieux
      Curated by: Le musée des Abattoirs
      5 October - 30 November 2019


    Gallery exhibitions

    books & prints


    Stéphanie Saadé - Destinée Cherche Propriétaire

    Destinée Cherche Propriétaire

    Stéphanie Saadé

    la Maison Salvan

    2018

    20 €

    Stéphanie Saadé - Rose des vents

    Stéphanie Saadé

    10 copies

    2017

    42 x 30 cm

    1000 €